TOPIC: Paarl Tea Party – The Influence of English Architecture in Paarl
SPEAKER: Jozef Smit
DATE: Tuesday, 21 June 2011
VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands – at the intersection of Mariendahl & Campground Rds.
Jozef Smit is a practicing architect based in Cape Town. Together with Norval Louw they are partners at Smit met Louw Architects.
He grew up in Paarl and studied architecture at the University of Pretoria. While completing his architecture studies he realised the privilege he had of growing up in one of South Africa’s historical and architectural gems.
He has since developed and maintained a keen interest in South Africa’s architectural heritage.
He will present a lecture on buildings in Paarl which were influenced by English Architecture (Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian).
Many Cape Dutch buildings in the Cape at that time were altered to conform to these styles.
The aim of the lecture will be to investigate “adaptive reuse” and determine what we can learn from it.