Edgeland House by Bercy Chen Studio

Aug 15, 2016

Category: Living

Inspired after the age-old Native American Pit House, this modern take on an old classic works to utilize a similar methodology behind the style: that is using the earth’s mass to maintain heat through the colder months of the year. Think of it as a warm blanket, keeping heat maintained within the walls of the home.

Dubbed the Edgeland House, it’s a well-respected project by Bercy Chen Studio. It boasts a roof full of growth and extends seven feet underground. The result is a warm household during the colder months and cooler dwelling in the summer. The overall goal here is to raise awareness about the diminishing natural resources on our planet in favor of industrialization. And it’s with builds such as this, that the designers over at Bercy Chen Studio hope to prove that home development and environmental awareness don’t have to be mutually exclusive. As for the home itself, it’s broken up into two areas for living and sleeping and requires a walk outside to access each section. It’s a modern and sleek attempt to get man back in touch with nature, which in this case seems to work quite well.

Edgeland House 3

Edgeland House 1

Edgeland House 4

Edgeland House 5

Edgeland House 7

More From Living

Flag Nor Fail's H2 Bag Is A Waterproof Gym Companion For Heavy Lifters

Supplement your fitness-focused lifestyle.

Posted By Chris West

Featured Image

This Brutalist Italian Hillside Home Offers Picturesque Views Of The Orobian Alps

Complimented by floor-to-ceiling windows and a 115' infinity pool.

Posted By

Jul 14, 2020

Featured Image

Koto Reimagines The WFH Workspace With An Angular Prefab Modern Office

A backyard building for work-from-homers starting at $33,000.

Posted By

Jul 13, 2020

Featured Image

This Modern Cabin Was Crafted Using Local Materials & Traditional Methods

A highly-efficient home from North Carolina's Shelter Design Studio.

Posted By

Jul 13, 2020

Featured Image

The Compact Multi-Purpose Prefab ‘Studypod’ Can Be Dropped Anywhere

Functions as a workspace, micro gym, or even standalone bedroom.

Posted By

Jul 9, 2020

Featured Image

The Underground ‘Plan B’ House Is A Design-Savvy Doomsday Bunker

Outfitted with a water treatment system, generator, and indoor greenhouse.

Posted By

Jul 7, 2020