Special Issues

VASSA 50th Anniversary Souvenir

VASSA 50th Anniversary Souvenir

A look back at VASSA’s 50 years of Vernaccing.

Contents include

  • Can vernacular be restored?
  • Reading the structure of old Cape buildings
  • Recording on the Northern Frontier
  • Little Karoo
  • Different approaches
  • Upper Table Valley
  • Stormsvlei
  • Genadendal and its hamlets
  • Gains & Losses:
  • Walmer Estate
  • Mills… and more!

VASSA 50th Anniversary Souvenir

Cape Folk Architecture Exhibition - Souvenir Brochure

Cape Folk Architecture Exhibition – Souvenir Brochure

In October 2004 an exhibition was mounted to trace the vernacular architecture tradition of the Western Cape, through the links that exist between need, available materials and indigenous building knowledge.

It located buildings within the landscape, both natural and man-made, to demonstrate the remarkable synergy that exists between form, materials and location.

The exhibition in celebration of the Society’s 40th anniversary, was displayed at the University of Cape Town’s Irma Stern Museum.

The curators, contributors and organisers were all members of the Vernacular Architecture Society.

Cape Folk Architecture Exhibition (English edition)
Kaapse Volk Architektur Tentoonstelling (Afrikaans edition)

Workshop Proceedings: Studies & Debates in Vernacular Architecture in the Western Cape

Workshop Proceedings: Studies & Debates in Vernacular Architecture in the Western Cape

Workshop Proceedings 

Session 1: Views of Vernacular Architecture & Landscapes
Andrew Berman, Melanie Attwell, Tariq Toffa, Hans Fransen, Fabio Todeschini

Session 2: Approaches & Applications – Resources & Recording
Sally Titlestad, Marthinus van Bart, Len Raymond, Yvonne Brink, Antonia Malan

Session 3: Approaches & Applications – Heritage Conservation
Andre van Graan, Joanna Marx, Wendy Arendse, Sarah Winter, Nicolas Baumann, Henry Aikman, Stephen Townsend

VASSA Workshop Proceedings 2004

Gawie Fagan

In Honour of Gawie Fagan

A special edition in celebration of Gawie Fagan’s 80th birthday (15 Novenber 2005)

Tributes and pictures from
Andre van Graan,
John Rennie,
Len Raymond,
Ashley Lillie,
Heinrich Wolff,
Hans Fransen,
Oskar Kreft,
Henry & Helena Faga
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Price R20

A Tribute to the Donkey: James Walton

A Tribute to the Donkey: James Walton

A Tribute to the Donkey:
James Walton

Price – R40

Survey - Coenradenberg

Survey – Coenradenberg

A valuable record of material gathered on Coenradenburg, an old Cape farm near Hopefield in 1975/6 by members:
Margaret Cairns,
Willem Malherbe,
John Rennie,
Phillip Erskine,
Maureen Archer,
Gwen Vaughan-Williams

With photos by Sue Henderson & Helen Binckes
And illustration & design by Mickey Munro

Price – R20