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Tennent + Brown Architects - Turn Point Lodge

Tennent + Brown ArchitectsTurn Point Lodge
Great Architecture - Choppered in - Tennent + Brown Architects landed their clients lodge softly in Pelourus Sound. The cozy wood fired lofts and separate living pavilion combine in a perfect self sustained retreat. Photovoltaics, rainwater harvesting and solar concious design combine with modern chic and warehouse like solidity of the steel frame construction. The clients, two French brothers living in Singapore and Shanghai were struck by the outlook and drama of Turn Point.The block had a designated building site on the southern side overlooking Four Fathoms Bay and in the shade most of the year. Instead the clients were taken by the outlook and drama of a narrow ridge facing northwest overlooking the point and gullies full of Nikau and regenerating broadleaves, up the long reach of the Pelorus Sound.The challenge of this choice was accessibility. The site was 20m below a precipitous narrow forestry road, which itself was some 2km to the ne…

Fearon Hay Architects - Sandhills Road House

Fearon Hay ArchitectsSandhills Road House
Escape to Great Barrier Island - Fearon Hay Architects have taken their minimalist luxury to Medlands once again. Hard to resist Arch Daily's post on this hidden wonder, I'm drawn back to my youth!
Derived from the classic Kiwi tarpaulin for living between two caravans, this three bedroom house has all the subtle finishes and bold clean lines for which Jeff Fearon and Tim Hay are renowned. Contrasting Fearon Hay's prized Shark Alley house further up Medlands beach, the Sandhills Road House tucks itself into the shelter of the sand dunes to the East. Both wonderfully minimal, Sandhills is more of a traditional retreat, subdued with a calming pallette. Each bedroom has its on shuttered patio and the entire house can be shuttered closed in winter.
Fearon Hay's traditional polished concrete is limited to a hard wearing living/dining area that in summer, thanks to the shelter of the dunes, could easily be left wide open. The two sle…