Earth Bermed Edgeland House Transforms a Former Brownfield Site

earth bermed edgeland house

Located on a rehabilitated brownfield site in Austin, TX, the Edgeland House is a unique, triangular home designed by Bercy Chen Studio that is built into the earth and covered with a thick layer of sod. Because it is an earth-sheltered home, the Edgeland House is highly efficient, and it can stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer from the added thermal mass and insulation. Additionally, the high-tech home features hydronic heating and cooling, geothermal heat exchange, and phase‐change thermal heat storage. [Learn more and view more photos]