A look back at VASSA’s 50 years of Vernaccing.
- Can vernacular be restored?
- Reading the structure of old Cape buildings
- Recording on the Northern Frontier
- Little Karoo
- Different approaches
- Upper Table Valley
- Genadendal and its hamlets
- Gains & Losses:
- Walmer Estate
- Mills… and more!
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.
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
A special edition in celebration of Gawie Fagan’s 80th birthday (15 Novenber 2005)
Tributes and pictures from
Andre van Graan,
Henry & Helena Fagan
A Tribute to the Donkey:
Price – R40
A valuable record of material gathered on Coenradenburg, an old Cape farm near Hopefield in 1975/6 by members:
With photos by Sue Henderson & Helen Binckes
And illustration & design by Mickey Munro
Price – R20