The design of Outside IN House consists in bringing the exterior materials to the interior. The materials carry ambivalent meanings of a vernacular form. On one side Outside IN Homes are functional and domestic. A thinking-home has passive solar elements to contain, save, and distribute solar energy for diurnal warmth, cooling, and illumination.
A TROMBE stone wall is placed in front of the sun, made of materials that can act as a thermal mass. The roof functions as a wind sail to make the air flow in one direction and capture the rainwater.