Cardrona Hut

Photographer: Patrick Reynolds 



2016 New Zealand Architecture Award – Small Project Category

2016 NZIA Southern Architecture Award – Small Project Category

2016 Home of the Year, Shortlisted


The Cardrona Hut is a small holiday home for a family of 5, nestled among the mountains of the Southern Alps. It is a modest space to bring friends and family together.

Drawing influence from the essence of local vernacular architecture, such as: the tramping hut, miner’s cottages or rural barns, where a utilitarian necessity drives the form and amenity. Materials are chosen from a similarly appropriate pallet: timber cladding, corrugated iron and local stone. Large sliding screens and operable shutters over the windows allow the house to be completely closed off and secured as well as moderating ventilation and sunlight.

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