Here is a second design concept for a passive house in the redwoods. It is more contained, so to speak, but dynamic in shape. There are 3 buildings - house, bath house, garage/shop/studio - tied together in form around a south facing courtyard. Like the first concept, there are lot's of windows and skylights. Added here, by virtue of the 3 building layout, is the intentional white color of the walls around the courtyard. This will brighten one's view out and bounce more light in.
Building details include Sips, structural insulated panels, used for efficiency. Exterior materials are similar - metal siding, cement board siding, with the roof being standing seam aluminum. Interior walls are typically white, with occasional touches of natural wood.
Residence: 1st floor - 1515 sf
2nd floor - 760 sf
Bath House 228 sf
Garage/studio/shop 1592 sf
This concept, plans, parcel and the construction could be available. Inquire.