This residential project spreads over 11,796 square feet, incorporating eco-friendly systems into its functions: photovoltaic systems, rainwater collection and hydronic heating and cooling. Named Cascading Creek House, this single family residence was designed by Bercy Chen Studio and is located in Texas. Its architecture encompasses a roof designed as a natural basin for the collection of rainwater, making the heating and cooling processes easier.
Besides being prepared to offer an environmentally-friendly alternative to usual heating and cooling methods, the Cascading Creek House displays a contemporary architecture, with a low profile when seen from the street. But this changes once you reach the interiors – the sloping home opens to the wild nature on the other side of the street facade. With two locally resourced limestone walls acting as spines for the public and private volumes, the house was designed to protect itself from usual torrents of water draining from the street above. Both wings end with a cantilevered roof allowing the fully glazed walls to capture the beautiful creek views below.