You would be amazed to see this next featured house; a house that is not merely appealing but also sustainable and totally unique. This stunning architecture is called Edgeland Residence and it is located on a brownfield site, aiming to repair the damaged landscape and raise awareness about the diminishing of natural landscape and its finite resources.
Aside from its original idea, this property’s design offers comfort without sacrificing the environment and the surrounding nature. Designed by Bercy Chen Studio, the project is divided into two separate pavilions, living and sleeping quarters, and requires direct contact with the outside elements to pass from one to the other. Edgeland sets new standards for sustainability while providing great aesthetic qualities through its small footprint and integrated mechanical features.
The house draws inspiration from the Native American Pit House. In harnessing nature’s clever design, 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 seven-foot excavation into the ground keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
In addition, 40 native species of plants and wildflowers were reintroduced to the site, serving to help protect the local ecosystem. Both visually and functionally stunning, the Edgeland touches on architecture as site-specific installation art and an extension of the landscape.