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Painted Ladies

New office building – Klein Windhoek, Namibia


Designed on the client’s request to mimic the Painted Ladies Victorian Row Housing in San Francisco, for an addition to an existing complex. Originally designed and detailed as offices that can be divided into separate small offices for letting purposes, but halfway through construction, our client was approached by the Japanese Embassy with the aim to rent the entire building on a long-term basis.

This meant that the entire design had to be amended at great expense to accommodate the embassy’s very specific and detailed requirements, especially regarding security.

The Embassy has since been voted the “Most Attractive Japanese Embassy Building in the World”  by the Japanese Foreign Diplomatic Core. We are very proud to have been instrumental in maintaining the design integrity and character of the Old Victorian style architecture.


exterior view – front



south elevation


north entrance detail


single entrance detail