Wiroa Station Wine Cellar was designed by MAP Architects and is located in the Bay of Islands of New Zealand. The project consisted of a modern concrete building that acts as a viewing platform and has the ability to shelter hundreds of precious wines.
Even though its architecture may inspire a completely independent dwelling, Wiroa Station Wine Cellar is actually an addition to a small beach-side home and offers a great place of retreat for the inhabitants.
Here is more information from the architects, as seen on Contemporist: “Restricted to 25 square meters due to local planning regulations, and set into the hillside to reduce the presence on the skyline, this simple building forms a calm backdrop to the scenery, intended to enhance the enjoyment of the environment, and wine tasting. Utilizing the local vernacular of wartime coastal bunkers, the concrete wine cellar opens into a broad wedge to allow a stunning elevated vista of the Bay of Islands“. [Photography by Brian Cully]