The Seagull Wing Cabin - Lower Hutt, New Zealand
The Seagull Wing Cabin draws inspiration from nature, and utilises natural materials to bring the eye-catching concept to life.
The concept for this eye-catching project was based on ‘Jonothan Livingston Seagull’ - a book about a Seagull trying to perfect flight.
The roof from the exterior and interior is designed to create the impression of a seagull wing.
Abodo’s Tundra Cladding in Sioo:x finish was chosen for the exterior. Tundra’s rustic finish was preferred as the building was intended to be read more as a backcountry hut than a polished inner city house.
Additionally, the Sioo:x finish silvers off over time, to shades of silver that are close to the colour of seagulls.
Sioo:x also has low maintenance requirements which was useful as it was used over the roof cladding as a rainscreen.
Conor says “[They] did an excellent job of working with the rainscreen which was formed by fixing a suspended deck over a membrane roof.”