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dc.contributor.authorSchnoor, Christoph
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-23T22:03:26Z
dc.date.available2016-04-23T22:03:26Z
dc.date.issued2015-07
dc.identifier.isbn9780646942988
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/3343
dc.description.abstractErnst Plischke’s life and work have been thoroughly researched and written about. However, one crucial moment still remains uncertain – and it seems that, for New Zealand Architectural History, much hinges on this one uncertain episode: the project in question is the first high-rise housing block in Wellington of 1942, the Dixon Street Flats. New Zealand-based architectural historians have spent much time and effort to establish the facts, asking: was the project mainly designed by Ernst Plischke, or by the Head of the Department of Housing Construction, Gordon Wilson? Linda Tyler did not question Plischke’s version of the events. Later, Robin Skinner has argued one way, Julia Gatley the other way. It is Plischke’s position within the Department of Housing Construction that is the cause for this uncertainty. As the department’s head, Gordon Wilson was responsible for the buildings designed in the department. And as such, he received a New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal for the Dixon Street Flats in 1947. The bigger issue behind this one event is whether modernist architecture in New Zealand did develop from ‘within’ or whether it was mostly introduced via the input from European emigrants, specifically Ernst Plischke. Through the study of private archival material and through the revisiting of published and unpublished material, this paper extends the current knowledge on the circumstances of the designs of the Dixon Street Flats and other projects by the Department of Housing construction, thus adding to the larger lines of development of modern architecture in New Zealand, and to aspects of Ernst Plischke’s involvement with the project of state modernisation in New Zealand.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherSociety of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealanden_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectPlischke, Ernst, (1903-1992)en_NZ
dc.subjectDixon Street Flats (Wellington, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectstate housingen_NZ
dc.subjectarchitectsen_NZ
dc.titleErnst Plischke and the Dixon Street Flatsen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderSociety of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSchnoor, C. (2015, July). Ernst Plischke and the Dixon Street Flats. In P. Hogben and J. O'Callaghan (Ed.), Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 32, Architecture, Institutions and Change (pp.558-570)en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage558en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage570en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 32, Architecture, Institutions and Changeen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleSociety of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 32, Architecture, Institutions and Change (SAHANZ 2015)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgSociety of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.conference.locationSydney, N.S.W.en_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2015-07-07
unitec.conference.edate2015-07-10
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms58549en_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaArchitecture


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