Blueskin Bay Retreat
Situated on the Otago Coast just north of Dunedin at Doctors Point, the Retreat overlooks the tidal inlet of Blueskin Bay from an elevated bush clad site.
The retreat is sited to sit alond side a very special grove of Kanuka trees and overlooks the Bay.
The side walls of the Retreat are angulated to allow the interior and exterior spaces to interact and engage with what is a living sculpture garden of twisting Kanuka trees.
The structures of the Retreat are crafted entirely of wood with varying forms and construction detailing that align with the separate functions of each building.
The Retreat offers an intriguing and peaceful place to be, contained within an exquisite coastal bush setting, overlooking the Inlet of Blueskin Bay.
Taking a cue from the remnants of a previous holiday house, this encampment of three delightfully articulated pavilions has been deftly inserted on the bush-edge contours of sheltered grassed area. The orientation and façade modulation draw in the best vistas of nearby coastal inlets and a century-old Kanuka grove, while also providing excellent natural light and shade, while the architecture is expressed confidently and consistently through beautifully detailed timber.
- NZIA Award Jury Citation 2019
Residence, Holiday Home
Doctors Point, Dunedin
NZIA Southern Architecture Award 2019