The Moapa Paiute Net-Zero Home was a group project that was completed over a three week summer course called Solar Applications in Architecture. In designing a net-zero home, we implemented passive and active solar strategies. We intended to manipulate the formal and spatial qualities of our building to adapt to both the local desert climate and to the needs of our clients. Approaching the house, one is welcomed by the walls pointing towards the sunspace. A thermal mass wall runs cuts through the building’s main axis, creating a divide between the public and the private. This allows for the communal activity in the living spaces while allowing for undisturbed intimacy within the back of the house. However, the form of the building then evokes the imagery of clasped hands, connecting the two realms at the building’s core. This imagery remains consistent with the cooling tower and solar chimney in the living space. They face each other, allowing for air transfer to occur between the two systems seamlessly. At the same time, they spatially connect both sides of the living area, and with the open nature of the space, it becomes all interconnected at multiple levels. Finally, we introduced a PV system atop a slightly sloped roof to take advantage of southern Nevada’s abundant solar resources.