The kayak shelter is a public space. Designed to shelter from wind and sun; it provides an area to rest, eat and look out over the water. The natural aesthetic of the shelter allows it to blend into its environment while still being large enough to be a place of interest. The shape was inspired by the natural formations caused by tectonic plate movements. Furthermore, the wooden structure is charred as a reminder of the volcano it sits on.
To mimic Rangitoto island and its geographical context, a kayak shelter ruptures from the ground, creating an organic formation.