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PAHL, Pius Edmund

Born: 1909
Died: 2003

Architect


Born in Germany and qualified in interior architecture before going on to architecture - first at Karlsruhe and then the Bauhaus. He worked in Switzerland and Germany before the war.

The Bauhaus and Modern Movement are known to most vicariously, but for Pius PAHL they are part of his fibre. He was at the Bauhaus when it was closed in 1933. Hilberseimer was the town planner professor and Mies van der Rohe was its architectural director. After the war he started his own practice in Ludwigshafen and Mainz, and taught at the Mainz School of Architecture. In 1952 he emigrated to South Africa with his South African born wife, since when he has run his own practice in Stellenbosch. He has taught for a while at the Cape Town School of Architecture.

(Hugh Floyd in UIA, 1985: 61)

Recipient of the Gold Medal Award from the South African Institute of Architects in 2001.

Letter written to the Institute of South African Architects.

                                          c/o Keet, Green and Lochner
                                            P.O. Box 180
                                              Stellenbosch
                                                18th April, 1953.

The Registrar
Institute of S.A. Architects
P.O. Box 7322
Johannesburg

Dear Sir,

I immigrated to South Africa in July of last year, and since then I have been employed by Keet, Green and Lochner, architects in Stellenbosch.

Enclosed herein please find an outline of my career, wherein I have given details of my architectural education and my subsequent professional experience. You will note that I am a graduate of the Bauhaus, under the tutorship of Mies van der Rohe, considered by many to be the best academy of architectural education in Europe.

After this I worked in the offices of several prominent European architects in Germany and Switzerland. After the war I ran my own office, in addition to being Baurat (equivalent to professor) of a school of Architecture and Art. In addition to this I was elected to certain select societies (e.g. German Academy and German Werkbund) all concerned with the furtherance of architecture, town planning and architectural education. I also took part in many competitions and gained first prize in the biggest competition ever held in Germany, namely the Rappbodesperre* with power-station, swimmingpool, recreation centre, settlement etc.

I have testimonials, certificates, drawings, and photographs to substantiate all the above statements.

I wish to become a member of the Institute of South African Architects, and feel that in view of my past experience I might be entitled to exemption from redoing the whole of the Qualifying Examination in terms of the Architects and Quantity Surveyors Private Act. I wish to point out that I am a married man with a wife and 5 children (all of school-going age) to provide for and thus it would be impossible to attend classes.

Hoping that my application will receive your favourable attention.

                                          I remain
                                            Yours faithfully
                                            [signature]
                                            Pius E. P a h l

*Footnote:
PAHL refers - in the above letter - to the Rappbodesperre Competition. The Rappbode is a river in the Harz district in the state of Saxony-Anhalt in Germany. The outcome of the Competition was a substantial concrete dam, water purification works, hydro-electric power plant and ancillary structures. Construction work commenced in 1952. The main dam is the highest in Germany and blocks the Rappbode and Hassel rivers. (William Martinson)

These notes were last edited on 2020 04 28

List of projects

With photographs
With notes


140 Residences: 1980. Khomasdal, Windhoek, Namibia - Architect
Bllnkwater Flats: 1963. Strand, Western Cape - Architect
Box House: n.d.. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Büros Victory Mills: 1977. Worcester, Western Cape - Architect
Caravan Park: 1975. Hermanus, Western Cape - Architect
Cathedral: 1976. Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Church: 1967. Knysna, Western Cape - Architect
Community Centre: 1983. Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Community Centre: 1969. Worcester, Western Cape - Architect
Continental Butchery: 1954. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Cywes Commercial and Residential Building: 1955. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Farmhouse for Mr G Christie: pre 1954. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Farmhouse for Mr Spottiswoode: pre 1954. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Farmhouse Tang: 1958. Grabouw, Western Cape - Architect
Garrage with showroom and 20 flats: 1954. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
German School with Boarding Hostels: 1955. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Hoechst S.A.: 1969. Milnerton, Western Cape - Architect
Holoday House Droome: 1970. Vermont, Western Cape - Architect
Holoday House Jaubert: 1987. Elands Bay - Elandsbaai, Western Cape - Architect
Holoday House Laubser: 1972. Betty's Bay, Western Cape - Architect
Holoday House Reinecke: 1970. Albertinia, Western Cape - Architect
House Archer: 1971. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Bester: 1959. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Bix: 1976. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Botha: n.d.. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Bouckert: 1976. Paarl, Western Cape - Architect
House Brink: 1964. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Carstens: 1987. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Coetsee: 1969. Uniepark, Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Dessau: 1933. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Droom: 1981. Worcester, Western Cape - Architect
House du Toit: 1870. Paarl, Western Cape - Architect
House Du Toit: 1956. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Erlank: 1954. Krigeville, Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Ferreira: 1965. Robertson, Western Cape - Architect
House Fourie: 1961. Paarl, Western Cape - Architect
House Friedlander: 1955. Krigeville, Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Haydorn: 1954. Krigeville, Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Heller: 1964. Paarl, Western Cape - Architect
House Heyns: 1956. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Hofmeyer: 1974. Somerset West, Western Cape - Architect
House Hoogenhout: 1958. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Hubregtse: 1964. Paarl, Western Cape - Architect
House Jal Smit: 1983. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Jansen: 1966. Constantia, Western Cape - Architect
House Jordan: 1953. Dalsig, Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Kappelhof: 1957. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Kleinhans: 1965. Caledon, Western Cape - Architect
House Koltz: 1974. Bantry Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
House Krüger: 1964. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Lubbe: 1956. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Malan: 1953. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Maske: 1957. Dalsig, Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Muller: 1954. Hermanus, Western Cape - Architect
House P.E. Pahl: 1954. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Patterson: 1958. Somerset West, Western Cape - Architect
House Pauw: 1958. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Peters: 1959. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
House Pieper: 1980. Clifton, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
House Plougmann: 1971. Somerset West, Western Cape - Architect
House Reinecke: 1980. Wilderness, Western Cape - Architect
House Roos: 1960. Somerset West, Western Cape - Architect
House Ruthren: 1983. Hermanus, Western Cape - Architect
House Ryke: 1959. Grabouw, Western Cape - Architect
House Ryke: 1963. Grabouw, Western Cape - Architect
House Schoonees: 1971. Durbanville, Western Cape - Architect
House Schoonees: 1976. Hermanus, Western Cape - Architect
House Schröder: 1966. Somerset West, Western Cape - Architect
House Schwiegers: 1988. Dalsig, Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Scully: 1981. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Semmering: 1955. Fonteintjiesdorp, Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Straszacker: 1955. Krigeville, Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Struwig: 1962. Parow, Western Cape - Architect
House Sugerman: 1968. Constantia, Western Cape - Architect
House Taljaard: 1960. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House Trümpelmann: 1954. Krigeville, Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House v d Heyden: 1988. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House van Aarde: 1970. Welgelegen, Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House van der Horst: 1982. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
House van Heerden: 1970. Bredasdorp, Western Cape - Architect
House van Tonder: 1957. Milnerton, Western Cape - Architect
House Whitfield: 1970. Somerset West, Western Cape - Architect
House Williams: 1968. Uniepark, Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Joinery, Showrooms, Flat: 1954. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Lutheran Church: 1959. Bellville, Western Cape - Architect
Pahl Holiday House: 1966. Betty's Bay, Western Cape - Architect
Park Primary School: 1968. Mossel Bay, Western Cape - Architect
Presbyterian Church: 1972. Durbanville, Western Cape - Architect
Rheinish Primary School: 1974. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Rusbank Gallery: 1967. Worcester, Western Cape - Architect
School: 1962. Elgin, Western Cape - Architect
Secondary School: 1978. Okakaraka, Namibia - Architect
Shoe Factory: pre 1954. Strand, Western Cape - Architect
St Martini Gardens: 1959. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Stellenbosch House: 1983. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Valhalla Flats: 1959. Clifton, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
van der Horst Holiday House - Waterplaats: 1994. Betty's Bay, Western Cape - Architect
Weaving Factory: pre 1954. Strand, Western Cape - Architect

Books citing PAHL

Beck, Haig (Editor). 1985. UIA International Architect : Southern Africa (Issue 8). London: International Architect. pp 60