The brief comprised the design of a four-bedroom family home with servants’ quarters and outbuildings on a previously undeveloped site in Finkenstein nature estate, approximately 20km outside of Windhoek. The main focus of the design was to maximise the views from inside the house to the Auas mountain range in the south, whilst ensuring thermal comfort and resident privacy. The structure, orientation and configuration of the house ensure maximum passive thermal efficiency. Locally available and sustainably-produced building materials were optimally utilised in the materials employed for construction and finishing. The face-bricks used for the construction of most of the exterior façade were sourced from Uis in Northern Namibia, where they are fired from recycled waste from a now un-used tin mine. The colour of the bricks speak of the landscape where it comes from and relates very well to the Windhoek savannas. Touches of bright colour provide accents and celebrate the glorious sunsets on the Auas mountain range, easily appreciated from inside the house. The roof sheeting used was normal s-profile metal sheeting, dove grey to reflect heat, that echo the typical African farmhouse language of Namibia.