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Design of Beverly Skyline House, House Design by Bercy Chen Studio, in Beverly, United States

June 28, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Architecture, Home Design

Beverly Skyline House, House Design by Bercy Chen Studio, located in Beverly, United States.
The project is not a new build. In the spirit of the concept, an old 70s building is recycled along with new additions created from further recycled materials including glass bricks from an old hospital! The project began as a modest remodel, say the architects at Bercy Chen Studio, but turned into a full master-planning for the site.

Beverly Skyline House, House Design by Bercy Chen Studio 1

With the previous building not fulfilling its full potential to take advantage of the spectacular views, the main aim was to reconnect the building with its surroundings and utilise the steep topography. A native garden and creek at the bottom of the property were to be integrated into the design. The glass bricks were used to create the front facade of the house and the originally monolithic nature of the house was further dematerialized through the use of slats installed as rain screens. Pools and reservoirs integrated into the design collect and store rain water and use it as a living water feature which acts to further connect the house with its surroundings and create a spiritual environment. Planting is predominantly native to the central Texas region limiting the necessity for watering.

Beverly Skyline House, House Design by Bercy Chen Studio 2
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