Camouflaged under insulating green roofs. the Edgeland House designed by Bercy Chen Studio is an example of ingenious architecture combined with energy efficiency. The residential project is located in Austin, Texas, USA, on a former industrial site. As you approach the main entrance, clean contemporary lines can be spotted among the vegetation. The building is composed of two separate volumes (social areas and bedrooms), accommodating highly modern interiors.
According to the creative team behind the design, the unusual dwelling is a reinterpretation of the oldest housing typologies in North America: the Native Pit House: “ typically sunken, the Pit House takes advantage of the earth’s mass to maintain thermal comfort throughout the year. Like this timeless dwelling, Edgeland Residence’s relationship to the landscape both in terms of approach as well as building performance involves a green roof and a 7‐foot excavation‐ gaining benefits from the earth’s mass to help it stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter”. Find it interesting?