Scarborough House A

From its size and design to its carbon footprint, Scarborough House A is the truest form of minimalism. Occupying a small lot in Perth, the home is the first carbon-neutral building in the area. It's constructed from sustainable materials that include recycled concrete and whitewashed recycled brick while heavy-duty insulation eliminates the need for air conditioning. Opting for a vertical layout to allow for a compact footprint, the interior is spread across three stories. A garage is housed in the lowest level, an open living space sits on the ground floor, and a bedroom is located in the loft above. The simplified material palette paired with extensive glazing creates a light, airy atmosphere. To expand the modest floor plan, sliding glass doors open to connect the ground floor to an exterior courtyard and garden.

Photos: Ben Hosking / Whispering Smith

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