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Embassy of Ghana, Chancery

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1974–1989, Brown and Wright. 3512 International Dr. NW
  • (Photo by Karen Kingsley)

The architects of all the buildings in the International Center complex have been conscious of energy conservation in their designs. Brown and Wright's solution was to hang an external cage of interconnected rectangular marble panels in front of bronze glass walls, treating each side of the T-shaped structure in the same regular manner. The result is a complex interplay between both of the two-dimensional surfaces and the three-dimensional spaces above, beneath, and between them. Entry is not specifically marked architecturally; the building's focus is inward to a central multilevel courtyard and garden organized on principles derived from traditional palaces of the Paramount Chief of Ghana.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


What's Nearby


Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Embassy of Ghana, Chancery", [Washington, District of Columbia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of the District of Columbia, Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 373-373.

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