Storm Cottage by Fearon Hay Architects

View all 9 Photos

When at the Storm Cottage, a sense of solitude is palpable, though the ascetic and quiet are an active choice. Located on the east coast of Great Barrier Island, one of New Zealand’s many islands, the cottage stands as a lone figure that faces the dreamy haze suspended over the ocean waters. It is no exaggeration to say that Fearon Hay Architects designed the cottage with stoicism in mind. Perforated metal screens disrupt the striations of black timber that line the façade of the cottage, and control the degree of public and private where the cottage’s existence among the green plains is concerned. Yet, the interior of the building breathes warmth and comfort. Oiled oak boards create a homey feel, and the living space is organized with a minimal simplicity. Symmetrical bedrooms are mirrored across a central space, which opens to a deck and a view. The Storm Cottage needs no connection to the busy urban world, for the residence is powered by solar panels and has an independent system for water collection and treatment.

via

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

Take me there

  • Naked Stables Resort

    A two hour trip away from China’s largest city, Shanghai, Moganshan stuns with its magical…

  • Sublime Comporta

    Surrounded by rice fields, umbrella pines, vineyards, and miles of pristine white beaches, Sublime Comporta…

  • San Cristobal Hotel In Mexico

    A dream getaway for those who love peace, quiet and seeing breathtaking views every day,…

More for you

  • Living Unit By OFIS Architects

    More than just a distinctive structure, Living Unit provides a convenient and versatile shelter or…

  • Gemma Observatory

    Somewhere in central New Hampshire, in a remote area surrounded by trees, a one-of-a-kind building…

  • Kew House By McLaren.Excell Studio

    Part Victorian house, part former stable yard, this beautiful property in London recently underwent a…

  • Locanda By Mezzo Atelier

    After transforming a Milan beer shop into a stunning space with exposed brick architecture details…

  • PH Lavalleja By CCPM Arquitectos

    Compact living spaces usually test the creativity of architecture and interior design studios. But PH…

  • GO Home By GO Logic

    Prefab homes offer numerous advantages over traditional houses, which explains why they’ve been so popular…

Close Cart

Simple Share Buttons