Fearon Hay Architects

Fearon Hay Architects

Venice, CA | Auckland, NZ


Te Arai Beach House

Amongst the dunes and pine forests, along the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island is a pair of gabled timber sheds. The buildings are sited to create an occupation against the dune edge that feels relaxed and timeless. Between them is set an area for seating and outdoor fire.

To moderate light, air, view, privacy, the house is layered with sliding timber shutters. Together with the timber cladding and roof, the material will age and silver over time - integrating the buildings with the landscape.

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Status: Built
Location: Te Arai New Zealand
Firm Role: Design Architect