An introduction: I am a graduate architecture student at NC State interning at Self-Help.
I could be misreading the drawings, but it looks like the elevations and roof plan don't match quite right. The west and south elevations show two offset gables, one running into the other on the south slope. The roof (site) plan shows one main gable above two lower hips. Maybe the plan changed and one of the drawings wasn't updated, or I could just be wrong! Also I was wondering how the large windows on the south facade will be shaded in the summer. Is the idea to use the two-story living area as a stack-effect chimney (as in the Dwell article), and if so, how does the warm air escape from the upper level? I didn't see any of the schematic design drawings, and maybe these questions were covered there, but I'm just curious. Thanks!