architecture studio whispering smith has completed house A, the first of three planned carbon-neutral residences in scarborough, a coastal suburb or perth, western australiathe three-story ‘mini tower’ packs all facilities in less than 200 sq-m, including an underground garage and a loft bedroom on the top level. 

whispering smith completes a carbon-neutral house in australia using recycled bricks and concrete
photos by ben hosking

 

 

whispering smith‘s sustainable, compact residence is made from high-recycled-content concrete panels and whitewashed, recycled brick. the interior features a selection of untreated materials in their natural, raw state, complemented by refined details in gold and generous amounts of vegetation. the lack of rigidly defined spaces ensures an organic flow of activity between areas, resulting to a lightweight dwelling of minimalist aesthetics. 

whispering smith completes a carbon-neutral house in australia using recycled bricks and concrete whispering smith completes a carbon-neutral house in australia using recycled bricks and concrete whispering smith completes a carbon-neutral house in australia using recycled bricks and concrete

whispering smith completes a carbon-neutral house in australia using recycled bricks and concrete whispering smith completes a carbon-neutral house in australia using recycled bricks and concrete whispering smith completes a carbon-neutral house in australia using recycled bricks and concrete  whispering smith completes a carbon-neutral house in australia using recycled bricks and concrete whispering smith completes a carbon-neutral house in australia using recycled bricks and concrete whispering smith completes a carbon-neutral house in australia using recycled bricks and concrete whispering smith completes a carbon-neutral house in australia using recycled bricks and concretewhispering smith completes a carbon-neutral house in australia using recycled bricks and concretewhispering smith completes a carbon-neutral house in australia using recycled bricks and concrete

 

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news