Gabriel Fagan Collection (New)

Gabriel Fagan Collection (New)

 

Drawings and plans by Gabriel Fagan, visual documentation of his oeuvre.

Letter of Consent

Articles:

Barker, AAJ 2010. Heterotrophic syntheses: mediation in the domestic architecture of Gabriel Fagan South African Journal of Art History, vol. 25, no 1, pp. 14-33.

Barker, AAJ 2012, Typological form in the architecture of Gabriël (Gawie) Fagan (1925-) South African Journal of Art History, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 130-171.

Barker, AAJ 2012, Cape vernacular interpretations, Architecture South Africa : Journal of the South African Institute of Architects, vol. 57, pp. 36-43.

Arthur, AAJ 2012, Heterotrophic syntheses : mediation in the domestic architecture of Gabriel (Gawie) Fagan, PhD thesis, University of Pretoria, Pretoria

SA Artefacts

Recent Submissions

  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-21)
    House Swanepoel (1991), a weekend house in Hermanus, Western Cape, is a formal mediation of a full programme and a very tight site, orientating bedroom and living spaces to the northern sun, and the main living area towards ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson; Swanepoel, Pierre (2013-10-15)
    Holiday house built in 1980 at Cape St. Francis, Eastern Cape, one of two houses designed by Fagan for Swanie and Montu Swanepoel. Influenced by the Cape vernacular, the thatched house is arranged so that bedrooms all ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-15)
    House Wolfaardt (1965), a farm house at Skaaprivierplaas in the Koue Bokkeveld, Western Cape. The house has a courtyard surrounded by buildings on three sides. A simple angled roof light provides light to the kitchen.
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-15)
    House Raynham (1967), Fernwood Estate, Newlands, Cape Town. For this house, Fagan reinterprets the plastic quality of the vernacular by moulding the entire built form to respond to site conditions, entry and internal ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-15)
    House Brink (2003) on Paradise Beach, Langebaan. The chimney to this house provides a counterpoint to the linearity of the house. The house has few street facing openings and extensive sea facing glazing to the underside ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-09)
    Fagan’s own holiday house, Paradys in Langebaan, was built in 2003. It’s design had to subscribe to aesthetic guidelines in terms of wall finish, roof pitch and materials, but he introduced a Mediterranean barrel-vaulted ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-09)
    House Patterson (1966) in Somerset West was built for a potter. It is hidden from the street by a solid boundary wall, punctured only by a shuttered opening. The “house draws one, as into a spiral shell, towards the central ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-09)
    House Neethling (1983) is organized in an amorphous linear manner to straddle the concerns of view, site orientation and northern sun. The edge of the projecting garage and garden wall define the entry route. The house has ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-08)
    For the workers’ housing at Ida’s Valley farm near Stellenbosch (1975), Fagan employs the stereotomic quality of the Cape vernacular in a masonry architecture that acts both as structure and enclosure, where brick walls ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-08)
    House Mitchell (2005), Newlands, Cape Town. Fagan's knowledge of boat building and the compromises that need to be reached between weight and durability versus speed has played a significant role in his material choices. ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-08)
    House Luckhoff, Onrust River [Onrus River or Onrusrivier], Western Cape, 1981. Fagan's predilection for the stereotomic quality of the Cape vernacular wall results in his houses displaying a masonry architecture that acts ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-08)
    House Levin (1969), Saldanha Bay, Western Cape. For this house Fagan mediates the requirement for open and flexible space with the cellular nature of quieter and more private spaces, all within a controlled container. The ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-03)
    Perched on the Atlantic face of the Cape Peninsula, this house is in an area which was practically uninhabited until the 20th century. Its savage climate, with wind and rain coming in off the southern ocean, discouraged ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson; Krige, Leon (2013-10-03)
    Designed by the architect for his parents, Judge and Mrs. H.A. Fagan, the white walls and simple treatment of this house set high on the hillside of Bishopscourt Estate, with a view of Table Mountain and the Cape Flats, ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-03)
    For House Fagan in McGregor (2008), designed for his nephew Johan, Fagan submerged the garage under the house to, at a functional level, facilitate service spaces to be located out of sight and to partially hide the garage ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-03)
    House Gardener, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 1972.
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-03)
    The entrance and main circulation route in House Blommaert (1982) in Stellenbosch orientate the visitor towards Table Mountain. The circulation routes are defined to accentuate their function. The internal route from living ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-03)
    House Auldearn was designed with a view to establishing an integrated and horizontal relationship with the landscape in stark contrast to Fagan's other work. It maintains a strong singular form but digs into and straddles ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-03)
    House Bertie-Roberts (1966) is located in Camps Bay, on an exposed rocky corner site. The entrance route from below is guided by the sides of garden retaining walls that lead under a cantilevered edge of the house above. ...
  • Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie); Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson (2013-10-03)
    Nagenoeg (1998, also called House Beyers), a weekend house for drs. A.D. and Louise Beyers at Betty's Bay, Western Cape. For this house, contextual and spatial informants fostered a cantilevered support system. The concrete ...

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