Attractive Roof Design at Cascading Creek House by Bercy Chen Studio
Cascading Creek House has striking design in the roof especially designed to collect rainwater. Cascading Creek House was designed by Bercy Chen Studio and is situated in rural Texas, USA. According to the architects : The roof 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. Each wing of the house terminates with the roof cantilevered from a single column that frees up the exterior walls to be fully glazed, flooding the tall and open volume of the living room with daylight and offering generous views of the pool deck and the wooded silhouettes of the Texas Hill Country beyond“ Not only is the roof design is very attractive but the interior and exterior design shows that the house was very incredible and modern. See image below for more details.