Form Matches Function

I stopped by the Toth Residence today and see that the full house volume is finished (home, garage, and cupola) and they are beginning the process of mounting the solar photo-voltaic panels.  Careful attention was paid to the depth of the overhang (using solar sun angle studies, truss diagrams, window frame dimensions and even the gutter width) to ensure the maximum amount of solar heat gain is achieved during the winter solstice yet zero solar heat gain during the summer solstice.  

South Facade

South Facade

Interior walls are being framed and drywall is being unloaded which means the exterior will be buttoned up soon!  The two different types of roof trusses create vaulted space for storage in some areas and more compressed vaulted ceilings in the main living area to keep heat closer to the occupants.