Edgeland House: Bercy Chen Studio

Edgeland House, Austin Texas, Designed by Bercy Chen Studio, based on Pit House style architecture, hidden in ground, cool architectureEdgeland House, Austin Texas, Designed by Bercy Chen Studio, based on Pit House style architecture, hidden in ground, cool architectureEdgeland House, Austin Texas, Designed by Bercy Chen Studio, based on Pit House style architecture, hidden in ground, cool architectureIf you were to pass by the Edgeland House in Austin, Texas, you may just think you’re seeing a small hill that has somehow split apart, or you may just miss it altogether. The cleverly hidden house designed by Bercy Chen Studio, is a contemporary re-interpretation of an old Native American Pit House. The Pit House was typically sunken, taking advantage of the earth’s mass to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the year; cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. In addition to providing maximum energy efficiency, the project also converted a property that had long been used as a dumping ground for construction crews into a showcase for the wild nature found in the very land itself. The result is a sculptural piece, hidden from the road with dramatic glass clad polygons stretching out back, allowing illumination of the entire house, with privacy and, of course, sustainability in mind.

Photos courtesy of the architects.

via Texas Architects

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