Trombe Wall House was also designed as a hybrid of thermal mass and insulating walls. In this case, a south-facing
trombe wall collects winter solar gain through glazing onto a solid masonry wall, and transmits the heat into the home through vents in the wall. The north, east, and west walls are built of insulated concrete forms. The long porch on the south exposure shades the trombe wall during the summer months and provides sheltered outdoor living area. Project architect: Mary Hardin. Photos by Liam Frederick.