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Cascading Creek House / Bercy Chen Studio

  • 01:00 - 10 July, 2012
Cascading Creek House / Bercy Chen Studio
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Austin, TX, USA
  • Interior Design

    Alan Cano Interiors
  • Area

    6118.0 m2
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Bercy Chen Studio
  • Lighting Design

    Recht Lighting
  • Structural Engineer

    Conrad Engineering
  • Builder

    Spencer Construction Management
  • More SpecsLess Specs

From the architect. Cascading Creek House was conceived less as a house and more as an extension and outgrowth of the limestone and aquifers of Central Texas. The primary formal gesture of the project inserts two long native limestone walls to the sloping site, serving as spines for the public wing and private wing of the house. The walls and the wings they delineate shelter a domesticated landscape that serves as an extended living space oriented towards the creek below and protected from the torrents of water draining from the street above during sudden downpours characteristic of the area.

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The sitting of the boundary walls and building elements was informed by the presence and preservation of three mature native oaks. The roof structure is configured so as to create a natural basin for the collection of rainwater, not unlike the vernal pools found in the outcroppings of the Texas Hill Country. These basins harness additional natural flows through the use of photovoltaic and solar hot-water panels.

The water, electricity and heat which are harvested on the roof tie into an extensive climate conditioning system which utilizes water source heat pumps and radiant loops to supply both the heating and cooling for the residence. The climate system is connected to geothermal ground loops as well as pools and water features thereby establishing a system of heat exchange, which minimizes reliance on electricity or gas.

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Cite: "Cascading Creek House / Bercy Chen Studio" 10 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/250545/cascading-creek-house-bercy-chen-studio/>
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19 Comments

Giovanni Yeske · February 06, 2013

Great blog! Sorry to get off subject, but I recently had some hail damage to my house, so I’m looking to find a great roofing company in Nashville TN. Have you read any recent buzz? There’s a roofing company in Hendersonville, right outside of Nashville, called AE Roofing & Exteriors who could be good, but I’ve only seen a few reviews. Here’s the address of these Nashville roofers, 108 Midtown Court #203 Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615) 431-2283. Thoughts? Thanks!

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