Nothing is a more enduring record of society than architecture, and nothing had more impact on Johannesburg’s architecture than apartheid, says Architect at Paragon Group, Hugh Fraser.
Drawing from the work of Clive Chipkin, Fraser joined Azania Mosaka in studio to give a history of the city's architecture.
Johannesburg is a very interesting city in that it's unusualness, its not next to a river, lake or sea.... most cities around the world usually had to do with trade and this had to do with one thing only, gold.— Hugh Fraser, Architect at Paragon Group
It has been defined incredibly by apartheid obviously but at the same time it has been very susceptible to world trends and architecture.— Hugh Fraser, Architect at Paragon Group
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