It is all too easy for the modern appearance of a house to be compromised because of its sustainable design features.  In Cascading Creek House all of these features incorporate beautifully and as part of the whole.

The house was designed byBercy Chen Studio and is located in  rural Texas, USA. One of the most striking elements of the project’s architecture is the roof, especially designed to collect rainwater.  Other sustainable features include photo-voltaic and solar hot-water panels.

According to the architects, “the water, electricity and heat which are harvested on the roof tie into an extensive climate conditioning system which uses 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…

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