Paganin House: a risen phoenix

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https://doi.org/10.52200/64.A.K9ZZIXFE

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Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

A risen phoenix examines the issues surrounding the reinstatement of an important post-war house in suburban Perth, Western Australia that was destroyed by fire and examines the preservation of the original architect’s design intent through use and interpretation of the documentary evidence, the physical evidence and an understanding of the personality and design ethos of the original architect by the architect for the reinstatement work.

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Robertson, S., & Boyd, N. (2021). Paganin House: a risen phoenix. Docomomo Journal, (64), 58–65. https://doi.org/10.52200/64.A.K9ZZIXFE

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2021-04-01

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Author Biographies

Scott Robertson, University of Sydney

(Australia, 1953) B Sc (Arch), B Arch (Hons), M B Env (Blg Conservation), PhD [all from University of New South Wales (NSW)]. Scott Robertson is an architect in private practice in Sydney and has been a part-time lecturer at both the University of NSW and University of Sydney as well as a public speaker on architecture. He was awarded a PhD for his post-graduate research into Javanese traditional architecture and its relationship to the Javanese carpentry manual, Kawruh Kalang. He is the current President of docomomo Australia as well as being a member of the docomomo International Advisory Board.

Noni Boyd

(New Zealand, 1963) B Arch (University of Auckland), M Sc (Architecture) (University of Sydney), PhD (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). Noni Boyd is an architectural historian and heritage consultant in Sydney and has been a researcher and conservation specialist in both Auckland and Sydney. In addition to her heritage consultancy work she is a part-time heritage advisor to one of Sydney’s municipal councils and was awarded her PhD for her thesis on former NSW Government Architect, Walter Liberty Vernon (1846-1914). She is currently a member of the docomomo Australia Committee.

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NORMANDIN, K., “Reconstruction is a Tool for Regeneration”, APT International Bulletin, Vol. LI, No. 1, 2020, 51.

“Rebuilding Paganin House”, Restoration Australia, aired on Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV, 4 March 2019.

“Why Archives Matter”, Seminar held at the Australian Institute of Architects, Western Australia Chapter, Perth, 10 November 2017.

WONG, K., “Conversations in Time: Architectural Archives and Records”, The Architect, Australian Institute of Architects, Western Australia Chapter, Autumn 2018, 72-75.