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9 Ford Rd. Frankel House. Ernst Plischke.

Oct 21, 2008

Modified almost beyond recognition, here’s an important house in New Zealand modernism, introducing the open, L-shape plan in the late 30s. Ernst Plischke, an Austrian Emigre, designed this home for his sponsors. It was his first private commission in New Zealand and completed whilst at the Ministry of Works in Wellington.

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25a Cashmere Rd. Maling House. Pascoe and Hall.

Aug 19, 2008

A lovely example of the continental L-shape floorplans brought to Christchurch by Ernst Plischke in the late 1930s. These houses introduced multi-purpose living areas and full height glass opening onto courtyard gardens. This one, built in 1947, looks particularly well-restored and is a credit to the owners (orange door aside).

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