Shark Alley House

Great Barrier Island 250 sqm 2004

Shark Alley House

Shark Alley House


Shark Alley was designed as a family retreat, a robust structure able to hold its own against the rugged coast, capturing the aspect whilst still providing comfortable shelter from potentially hostile elements.

With the harsh weather coming from the sea, the windward side can provide shelter, leaving the leeward side open for access to the outdoor courtyard.

The ‘L’ shaped plan enhances this protection with sliding shutters, allowing flexible combinations of shade, privacy, ventilation, views and shelter.


Project Team

Tim Hay

Jeff Fearon

Gordon Gallagher



Patrick Reynolds

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Awards & Press

Architectural Record 50 Year Record Houses (2005)

Finalist NZIA Resene Supreme Awards for Architecture (2004)

NZIA Resene New Zealand Awards for Architecture (2004)

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