Henry Stephens

Henry Stephens

Oslo, NO


Awaroa Lighthouse

Located within New Zealand’s Abel Tasman National Park, the Awaroa Lighthouse operates at extremes by revealing the tensions hidden within an image of stability. Addressing the lighthouse for both its architectural typology and its imagistic quality, this work situates architecture in the volatile mid-point between the otherworldly beauty of the New Zealand landscape, and an anxiety of destroying it latent within its national psyche. Recording both immaterial data flow from a worldwide network, and material seismic data from a local network of telemetric rods at its base, this work questions the extremity of human influence for the sake of preservation.

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Status: Built
Location: Awaroa Inlet, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
Additional Credits: Completed with Nick Roberts and Jansen Aui