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carters estate pavilion

residential community building, carters estate, ashburton. completed 2013. prau team. phil redmond. contractor. bradfords building. hazel redmond photography. 

2018 - small projects winner - nzia canterbury architecture awards                2014 - best award finalist - built environment

 

 
A beautifully crafted and elegant structure at one level appears extra-terrestrial yet clearly acknowledges the terrestrial narrative of the post-war concrete modernist buildings of Canterbury.
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The external form-making is sculptural, providing an anchor to the community leisure activities of the subdivision, and acting as a sentinel to the boardwalk and pond it overlooks. A tapered viewing window belies the heavy parentage of the structure and is a seductive in promoting engagement with pond from the interior. The inverted detailing of the concrete shuttered walls with cedar shutters intact provides a tactility and warmth that contrasts with the strength of the concrete perimeter beams hovering above.
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