Edgeland Residence by Bercy Chen Studio
The architecture firm Bercy Chen Studio has completed a work of wild sculptural architecture on the banks of the Colorado River. It is a work of both contrast and harmony, two philosophies in design that rarely happen in the same place. In a visual sense, the Edgeland Residence features a sharp, angular form of futurism that stands out amongst its natural environment. Yet the architect balanced a sense of harmony with the local flora by wrapping it around and above the structure itself. The grasses of the plot climb on top of the home’s twin peaked green roofs, acting as a visual design element and a sustainable manner of maintaining the home’s internal temperature.
The design of the home is geometric in nature, with sharp angles and bold strokes comprising its elevation. Its clam shell shape opens to expose two interior sections with curtains of glass from floor to high ceiling. One section is for common use, including a kitchen, dining room and living areas, while the other is private with bedrooms for the home’s occupants. Both sections meet with a central exterior hallway that ends at a triangular pool and intimate patio setting. In total, the home is progressive in design, sustainable in spirit and a marvel to the eye. Our hat goes off to the architect.