home in the mountain design

In 2008, a small Mountain Retreat was completed as designed by Auckland based studio Fearon Hay Architects.

This 100 square meter dwelling is located in Central Otago, New Zealand.

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Mountain Retreat by Fearon Hay:

Mountain Retreat is a small structure set within a high country station, adjacent Lake Wakatipu, Central Otago. The colours and textures of the cladding integrate the building into the gravel tracks, exposed rock faces and scree slopes of the alpine environment. The architecture seeks to be a subtle insertion in the alpine landscape. The internal environment is both muscular and refined, referencing the toughness of the environment while providing comfort required for a retreat in the mountains.


Photos by Patrick ReynoldsFearon Hay Architects


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