6. Edgeland Residence

Location: Austin, Texas

Architect: Bercy Chen Studio

Inspired by the construction and technicalities of the Native American Pit House, the Edgeland Residence was built on the shores of the Colorado River as an extension of the landscape. With an insulating green roof, positioning within the earth's mass, and a smart pool, the house uses sustainable geothermal technology that allows it to exist and function with its surrounding land.