Architect Todd Fix wanted to create a net zero energy passive house that didn’t look like your typical passive house (small windows, thick walls). Mission accomplished.
This is a house for those who are invested in moving parts. Really invested, at $2.5-5mil for construction costs alone.
I question the claim ‘Being in an all-glass house also dramatically cuts the amount of electricity needed’ when you consider peak winter and summer temperatures. But all is forgiven by this feature “Underneath the house, a "microclimate pool" cools the house by evaporation. If the house is built on the beach, it will have a custom slide inside that leads directly down to the sand.” If I had $5mil to spend on a house, then hell yes it would be built on a beach.