The 2020 Nelson/ Marlborough ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Regional Awards were held early November, with Bellevue House built by Jason Gardiner Builders receiving a Commended Award. The awards are one of the most prestigious and highly anticipated architecture awards in the country.
We were thrilled to hear Tony Karsten of Karsten Architectural Design received a Commended Award in the Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2 Category for his Bellevue House design.
Bellevue House sits high on the Tahunanui Hills overlooking the beach and Tasman Bay beyond. Located on a steep site with strict planning rules and challenging geotechnical conditions, a clever design was required.
Tony Karsten created a strikingly modern home with an impressive cantilevered design. Standing inside the floor to ceiling windows of the cantilevered living room you feel as though you are floating high above the ground with a bird’s eye view of Tahunanui Beach.
Judges described the home as geometric, orthogonal, and minimal. They said the design by Karsten was a clever response to a complex site and demanding brief.
The annual Awards are held by Architectural Designers New Zealand, a leading body for architectural designers and architects in New Zealand. For more than 20 years, their awards have celebrated innovative, sustainable and inspirational residential and commercial projects designed by their members.
We thoroughly enjoyed working on this project with our wonderful team and fabulous clients. Nicky and Paul chose Jason Gardiner Builders to build their home because they wanted a quality product and knew the quality of our previous builds. They also wanted a team they could develop a close relationship with and work well with. Nicky and Paul completely love the end result and great building experience. We hope they’ll enjoy their home for a long time.
Read the Defign article here. (http://www.defign.co.nz/blog/canterbury-and-nelsonmarlborough-architecture-winners-celebrated#.X7Lov4gzZPY)
Read the Stuff article here. (https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/123318748/nelson-soars-at-national-architecture-awards)