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BRAKDAK is a collection of old photographs with brief notes on flat-roofed vernacular architecture in the Karoo.They portray buildings and unspoilt village scenes, many of which have disapeared or suffered severe changes during the last half-century

BRAKDAK Flatroofs in the Karoo

  • Gabriel Fagan used to pilot his own aeroplane in the fifties and early sixties while he was working as resident architect for Volkskas bank and had to do a lot of travelling to small towns all over South Africa. He fell in love with the indigenous architecture of the Karoo and started taking photographs, many of them aerial views, of the farms buildings and small towns. These old photographs were recently restored and are now a unique collection in that most of these building have since disapeared.

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