House A by Whispering Smith is an apartment-house hybrid that sets the bar for sustainability best practices. Through innovative design, minimal form, and mixed materials, House A achieves a carbon neutral status. But the home’s small stature doesn’t keep it from hosting large events that focus on a synergy with the surrounding natural elements.
House A was purposefully designed to place the focus on the existing mature trees, thus creating a nature-first architectural mindset. The home’s front garden features a dynamic living area that seamlessly integrates with native fauna. Soft gray concrete subtly absorbs the surrounding landscape, while simultaneously allowing the home to disappear into its surroundings as soon as the setting sun dips below the horizon. From the carefully selected recycled materials to the use of solar panels and an underground rain tank, House A by Whispering Smith redefines what it means to have a perfectly designed tiny home with an even smaller environmental footprint.