Edgeland House by Bercy Chen Studio

Edgeland House by Bercy Chen Studio

Architects: Bercy Chen Studio
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Photos: Paul Bardagjy

Edgeland Residence is situated on a restored brownfield site and is a present day re‐interpretation of one of the most established lodging typologies in North America, the Native American Pit House. The Pit House, commonly indented, exploits the world’s mass to keep up warm solace consistently. Like this immortal abiding, Edgeland Residence’s relationship to the scene both as far as methodology and additionally fabricating execution includes an insulative green rooftop and a 7‐foot excavation‐ picking up advantages from the world’s mass to assist it with staying cooler in the mid year and hotter in the winter.


Such a design setting displays an open door for greatest vitality proficiency when consolidated with elite frameworks, for example, the coordinated hydronic HVAC framework. The mechanical framework joins: hydronic warming and a green rooftop for greatest vitality proficiency.

Edgeland-House-17Edgeland Residence speaks the truth recuperating the area and enhancing the site’s scars mechanical past. The undertaking brings issues to light around a creating so as to reduce normal scene and its limited assets a harmony between the encompassing modern zone and the regular stream living on inverse side of the site.


Both outwardly and practically, Edgeland Residence touches on structural planning as site‐specific establishment craftsmanship and as an expansion of the scene. The system is split up into two separate structures, for the living and dozing quarters, and requires direct contact with the outside components to go from one to the next. This undertaking sets new guidelines for maintainability while giving awesome stylish qualities through its little foot shaped impression and coordinated mechanical features.

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