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by Fearon Hay Architects

Matagouri by Fearon Hay Architects
Photo by Simon Wilson

Fearon Hay Architects has built Matagouri in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Matagouri sits between the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu in the South Island of New Zealand, positioned between two natural mounds in the surrounding tussock.

The house is anchored by two cubic masonry structures, with interior spaces organised around a sheltered courtyard. Sustainable materials have been incorporated throughout the design, such as locally-sourced engineered timber.

The courtyard's planted tussock green roof is shaped to marry the surrounding natural landforms. The roof structure is designed as a timber waffle that moderates the temperature of the house.

This project has been longlisted in the rural house category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Fearon Hay Architects
Project: Matagouri

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