OSA designed this 1,200 square foot passive solar residence as the local climate is an ideal fit. Evening breezes help cool the interior during the summer while solar radiation warms the stained concrete floor during the winter. The major rooms are oriented south for optimum solar exposure, while the concrete floor and PISE earth walls provide thermal mass. On the exterior, the earth walls provide a pleasing contrast with the horizontal cement fiber siding. Inside, tall redwood plank doors were made from an old water tank.
Featured in: -Small Eco-Houses (2007) by Taschen -Green By Design (2003) by Angela Dean (Gibbs Smith) -Residential Spaces of the World, Volume 5 (2002) by Images Publishing Group