House Mitchell, Newlands, Cape Town

Show simple item record Fagan, Gabriel Theron (Gawie)
dc.contributor.illustrator Barker, Arthur Adrian Johnson 2013-10-08T08:23:19Z 2013-10-08T08:23:19Z 2009-10 2013-10-08
dc.description 10 digital colour photos of House Mitchell, taken by Arthur Barker using a Canon EOS 400D digital camera, October 2009. en
dc.description Working drawing entitled "House Mitchell, Erf 97880, Newlands". Fagan archive. Drawing no. 04.A1. Paper copy of original ink drawing on tracing paper. en
dc.description.abstract 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. He often employs the flitch beam where larger spans would make the size of timber uneconomical and bulky, as at House Mitchell (2005). Here he combines timber with plate steel to form rafters. He also employs cross beams to limit the size of rafters. The positions of these cross beams also help to define and demarcate spaces. 'Machine' type technologies, allied with those of yacht building, can be seen in the detailing of column junctions. Fagan exploits the possibilities of large glass planes to form bigger openings that were not possible in the past. en
dc.description.librarian ai2013 en
dc.format.extent 10 digital colour photos, 300 dpi, presented in PDF format. en
dc.format.extent Fagan archive. Drawing no. 04.A1. Paper copy of original ink drawing on tracing paper. en
dc.format.medium PDF en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights University of Pretoria en
dc.subject Private homes en
dc.subject Influence of vernacular architecture en
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture, Domestic -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Architects -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Roofs -- South Africa -- Design and construction en
dc.subject.lcsh Flitch beams en
dc.title House Mitchell, Newlands, Cape Town en
dc.type Image en
dc.type Plan or blueprint en

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