Project: Alpine Terrace House
Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
Design Architects: Tim Hay, Jeff Fearon
Interiors: Dean Sharpe / Archistay
Builder: John Gavin Construction
Project Team: Gordon Gallagher, Piers Kay
Location: New Zealand
Area: 370 sq.m.
Photography: Simon Wilson
The Alpine Terrace house is a cluster of simple blackened buildings set around a courtyard. The cluster is sited on a sloping terrace surrounded by mountain ranges overlooking the Wakatipu Basin in New Zealand’s Southern Alps.
While the outlook is spectacular, the elements can be harsh – the perimeter of the cluster provides a sanctuary. The Alpine Terrace house is a low profiled retreat perched in the open landscape. “The initial brief for this project required a sanctuary from which to take in the alpine landscape, one that could engage with views of mountain ranges to all sides,” say the architects.
Black stained oak, stainless steel and carefully considered minimalism are the key elements for this very refined look.
The residence settles completely and utterly into its location with exceptional detail, and a sensitivity that responds to its changing environment through the seasons. A great example of New Zealand design.
The project recently won a Gold Pin in Taiwan’s 2018 Golden Pin Design Awards.
Winner of Gold ‘Best Award’ (DINZ Best Awards 2018)