Mountain Retreat, New Zealand | Fearon Hay Architects

Mountain Retreat is a discrete intervention adjacent to the lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand.

The small residence of 100 sq.m., designed by Fearon Hay Architects, adapts to the surrounding alpine landscape with its combination of rustic and contemporary materials, and its stunning details.

Photos © Patrick Reynolds

Description by Fearon Hay Architects

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.

Source: Fearon Hay Architects