Island Retreat by Fearon Hay Architects with Penny Hay

July 24, 2012

Fearon Hay Architects and Penny Hay designed a residence on New Zealand’s Waiheke Island.


Description from the architects:

An arrangement of freestanding structures around a sheltered central courtyard rests in a saddle above Matiatia Bay. The natural undulations of the saddle have been subtly emphasized to form a natural setting for three roofed structures and freestanding raised pool. Inspiration for the site came from a study of lightweight, canopy- like structures, tensioned to the ground plane. Draped roof planes are tensioned to the surrounding landscape over interior and exterior spaces.


Architecture: Fearon Hay Architects

Interiors: Penny Hay

Photography: Patrick Reynolds