Arbor House / Brown & Brown Architects

Architects: Brown & Brown Architects

Brown & Brown has completed a new low-energy home in a conservation area of Aberdeen, Scotland, turning an open plot into a private, leafy retreat that foregrounds craftsmanship and design.

Designed for a mature couple relocating from a rural village into suburban Aberdeen, The Arbor House is a contemporary

home organized over two floors with slim Larch batten cladding punctuated by expansive glazing.

Night View

It is nestled in a gentle dip on the northern corner of the site to capture and harness southern sunlight, masking the homes’ volume below the busy sloping road it neighbors.

The Arbor House has been delivered by Brown & Brown in partnership with specialist contractor, Coldwells Build and craft workshop, Angus & Mack.

This central dining space is lit by an entire wall of glazing, bringing the surrounding trees into the home