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Edgeland House by Bercy Chen (Winner)

This was both the popular and the jury's for winner. I was surprised by that; I would have thought that the Bullitt would
have stolen the sustainability show.

Edgeland Residence is located on a rehabilitated brownfield site and is a modern re‐interpretation of one of the oldest housing typologies in North America, the Native American Pit House. The Pit House, typically sunken, takes advantage of the earth’s mass to maintain thermal comfort throughout the year.

In our post on this house I noted that it " has a bit more glass than a traditional pit house might have", but it's a lovely allusion. More at Architizer

On TreeHugger: Bercy Chen completes high-tech update of traditional pit house
Bercy Chen Buries a High-Tech Update of a Traditional Pit-House