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Alpine Terrace House Float in the New Zealand Mountains

Alpine Terrace House Float in the New Zealand Mountains

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.

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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.

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Black stained oak, stainless steel and carefully considered minimalism are the key elements for this very refined look.

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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)

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Mountain retreat, Fearon Hay Architects, New Zealand

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bedroom, Mountain retreat, Fearon Hay Architects, New Zealand

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interior design, Alpine Terrace House, Fearon Hay Architects

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