Te Pakeke

Te Pakeke is located in the northern township of Wanaka surrounded by the lake and mountains, designed primarily as winter retreat.

The house is set within a courtyard perimeter wall, providing layers of space for occupants as am extension of house whilst also providing shelter from cold prevailing winds.

Solid concrete walls and glazed openings are strategically placed to control the views enjoyed from the house, while perforated shutters provide layers of filter and shading or alternatively can be folded to open up the house.

A warm rich palette including concrete, timber and steel has been used to create sense of solidity while providing warmth and timelessness in reference to mountain cabins.

Project Details: Floor area is approximately 150sq.m. Construction completed in mid 2019. Tim Hay and Jeff Fearon are the design architects. Fearon Hay’s project team led by Michael Huh. Photography is by Simon Wilson.

Recognition: Winner of Silver 'Best Award' (DINZ Best Awards 2020) Winner of NZIA Architecture Award 2020