Edgeland Residence in Austin

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Edgeland Residence in Austin

Contemporary Home in Texas, USA – design by Bercy Chen Studio Architects

13 Oct 2016

Edgeland Residence in Austin

Location: by Lady Bird Lake, Austin, Texas, USA

Design: Bercy Chen Studio, Architects

Edgeland Residence in Austin

The Edgeland Residence is located on a rehabilitated brownfield site near Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake).

Edgeland Residence in Austin

The unique roof form has been largely influenced by the ancient art of origami while the house itself is a modem reinterpretation of one of the oldest housing typologies in North America, the Native American Pit House.

Edgeland Residence in Austin

Edgeland Residence in Austin

The Pit House, typically sunken, takes advantage of the earth’s mass to maintain thermal comfort throughout the year. Like this timeless dwelling, the Edgeland ‘s insulative green roof and 7-foot excavation into the ground, keeps it cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Edgeland Residence in Austin

Such an architectural setting presents an opportunity for maximum energy efficiency when combined with high performance systems such as the integrated hydronic HVAC system. The project also features a smart pool that provides an additional thermal mass that ties into the geothermal system.

Edgeland Residence in Austin

Edgeland Residence in Austin

The program is broken up into two separate pavilions, living and sleeping quarters, and requires direct contact with the outside elements to pass from one to the other.

Edgeland Residence in Austin

Edgeland Residence in Austin

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This project sets new standards for sustainability while providing great aesthetic qualities through its small footprint and integrated mechanical features.

Edgeland Residence in Austin

Edgeland Residence in Austin

Edgeland Residence in Austin

Edgeland Residence in Austin

The project raises awareness about a diminishing natural landscape and its finite resources by creating a balance between the surrounding industrial zone and the natural river residing on the opposite side of the site.

Edgeland Residence in Austin

Edgeland Residence in Austin

Furthermore, 40 native species of plants and wildflowers were reintroduced to the site, serving to help protect the local ecosystem. Both visually and functionally, the Edgeland Residence touches on architecture as site-specific installation art and as an extension of the landscape.

Edgeland Residence in Austin

Edgeland Residence in Austin

Edgeland Residence Austin – Building Information

Location: Austin, TX USA
Conditioned Area: 1,400 sq. ft
Lot Size: I acre
Year of Construction: 2011
One story single-family residence

Edgeland Residence in Austin

Photographer: Paul Bardagjy

Edgeland Residence in Austin

Edgeland Residence in Austin information / images from Bercy Chen Studio

Website: Bercy Chen Studio


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