Gabriel Fagan Architects, Founded in 1964 and located in Cape Town, provide Architectural services specialising in designing contemporary buildings and landscapes in sensitive contexts.
Simple dignity and fitness is what I have learnt from our vernacular architecture
and what has subconsciously been an inspiration in my own work.
Our design solutions are simple and honest
while being unique and appropriate for every context.
The Fagan's self built family HOME called "DIE ES"
is a good example where these principles come to the fore, since designing one's own home is an opportunity for experimenting and un-compromised freedom of expression:
RELATION TO ENVIRONMENT
ECONOMY OF MEANS
APPROPRIATE AND CONSISTENT DETAILING
HONEST USE OF MATERIALS
PLASTICITY AND MODELLING