A Look Back at VASSA’s 50 years of ”Vernacking”.
- Can vernacular be restored?:Hans Fransen
- Reading the structure of old Cape buildings: Dirk Visser
- Recording on the Northern Frontier: Nigel Amschwand & the Bokkeveld Team
Matjiesfontein: Guido Lugtenburg
Soutpan: David Glennie
Lokenburg: André Pretorius
Little Karoo: Pat & John Kramer, Judy Maguire
- Different approaches
Upper Table Valley: Dennis Verschoyle
Stormsvlei: André Pretorius
Gains & Losses:
Scotschekloof, Bo-Kaap: Jim Hislop
Kalbaskraal, Malmsbury: André van Graan
Klaarefontein, Verlorenvlei: James Walton et al
Coenradenberg, Hopefield: Hans Fransen et al
Doornboom, Heidelberg: André Pretorius
- Mills… and more!
As a celebration of VASSAs 40th anniversary, the society mounted an exhibition to trace the vernacular architecture tradition of the Western Cape, through the links that exist between need, available materials and indigenous building knowledge.
The exhibition 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.
The exhibition looked at buildings within the landscape, both natural and man-made, to demonstrate the remarkable synergy that exists between form, materials and location.
Workshop Proceedings: Studies & Debates in Vernacular Architecture in the Western Cape,
Nov 2004, convened by Antonia Malan and assisted by Sally Titlestad.
Contributers: Andrew Berman, Melanie Attwell, Tariq Toffa, Hans Fransen, Fabio Todeschini, Sally Titlestad, Marthinus van Bart, Len Raymond, Yvonne Brink, Antonia Malan, Andre van Graan, Joanna Marx, Wendy Arendse, Sarah Winter, Nicolas Baumann, Henry Aikman, Stephen Townsend
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 by:
Andre van Graan,
Henry & Helena Fagan
A Tribute to the Donkey:
Reviews the role of the donkey in South African culture and built environment.
A brief history of the donkey and its assistance to man, including donkey carts, karretjie people of the Karoo and horse-mills.
Privately published by James Walton in 1999.
Price – R40
A valuable record of material gathered on Coenradenburg, an old Cape farm near Hopefield in 1975/6 by VASSA team members:
With photos by Sue Henderson & Helen Binckes
And illustration & design by Mickey Munro
Price – R20
Hebron – Colesberg – by James Walton