Soda Creek Passive Solar residence

Carved into a south facing mountainside this passive solar was designed and built by the architect.  The north wall of this post and beam structure is fully embedded into the earth.  A sunspace collects heat at the upper level which is then ducted to lower level bedrooms.  The sunny open interior is framed in laminated beams and illuminated by a central skylight.  To reduce the impact of westerly wind an air lock entry was placed between the front door and the living spaces.

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