This Holiday Home Was Inspired By New Zealand’s Traditional Mining Cottages

Nov 30, 2020

Category: Living

Founded in 1999 by one Richard Naish, RTA Studio is an Auckland-based architecture firm that’s amassed more than 100 local and international awards in its roughly two-decade existence, including the New Zealand Architecture Medal and the World Architecture Festival’s coveted Home of the Year award. In addition to a focus on sustainable, low-environmental-impact construction, RTA also strives to draw aesthetic inspiration from the local region’s history and culture.

This trait is on full display in RTA Studio’s Cardrona Hut, a 775-square-foot holiday home set in the mountains of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. The structure’s outward appearance draws from New Zealand’s traditional miner’s cottages, tramping huts, and agricultural barns, with a long rectangular shape divided by a covered central courtyard. The materials used to build the contemporary cabin are also locally-sourced, mainly consisting of corrugated iron, wood panels, and local stone. This stone-lined outdoor area separates the building’s two main sections; the living area; and the sleeping area. Exposed beams and a timber-clad interior make for a modern living space, while the building’s bevy of massive windows affords picturesque views of the surrounding hillside. To see more of this award-winning project, you can check out RTA Studio’s website linked below.

Learn More: RTA

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Living

Featured Image

This EV Catamaran Concept Houses Two Electric Motorcycles In Its Rear Hulls

The ultimate ocean-going vessel for motorcycle and yacht enthusiasts.

Posted By

Jan 15, 2021

Featured Image

Zaha Hadid Is Actually Building This Futuristic Tower At China’s Shenzhen Bay

It's being built to serve both businesses and individuals alike.

Posted By

Jan 14, 2021

Featured Image

TruckHouse’s Rugged BCT Camper Is A ‘Race Yacht Built On A Trophy Truck’

A 21' luxury camper constructed atop a Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro platform.

Posted By

Jan 13, 2021

Featured Image

Patriot Campers Unveils A Rugged Off-Road Toy Hauler & Basecamp Rig Lineup

With well-appointed accommodations for dirtbikes, UTVs, and four adults.

Posted By

Jan 12, 2021

Featured Image

This 82′ Amphibious Hybrid Superyacht Can Cruise In Luxury On Sea Or Land

Carbon fiber and forged steel solar superyacht with true go-anywhere capabilities.

Posted By

Jan 11, 2021

Featured Image

These Six Small Towers Provide A Picturesque Orchard Escape In Upstate NY

Strategically placed to offer complete privacy from the buildings nearby.

Posted By

Jan 7, 2021