Entry with trellis to define the Entry Courtyard, West Elevation, a sun-dappled approach
The Complete West Elevation, with passive solar glazing around the right side
The interior backlit in the heart of the living area and Kitchen by a long skylight
Dr. Chela Sandoval
This 3,200 sf. low cost development home on Violet Lane, Goleta, has south facing glass at each major living space, a bedroom and the kitchen. High skylights flood the interior to backlight the space and cut glare from the large areas of south glass, while heating an adjoining north wall and interior floor slab. The west elevation is complimented by a wood trellis, which creates an entry court and provides some shading of west sun at a bedroom.