Rather, we'll move from big to small, from the site and house orientation to means of selectively admitting sunlight and trapping that heat.
This house near Seattle, designed by Mohler + Ghillino Architects, opens up toward the sun, but it also takes advantage of fir trees to the north to block cold winds in the winter.
As mentioned in an ideabook on Anthony Denzer's book The Solar House, architects have been developing ways of harnessing the sun's energy to heat houses without the need for solar panels and other mechanical devices. Wright is but one early proponent of an approach that continues to this day.
This house in Oregon, designed by Holst Architecture and built by Hammer & Hand, aims to meet Passive House standards. The view shown here is what one might expect with such a goal: predominantly solid walls with small openings. This follows from the assertion that even triple-insulated glass has a lower R-value than solid walls.
For more on strategically shading interiors so heat can be gained in the winter rather than the summer, see this ideabook on louvered sunshades.
Life Without Air Conditioning
Look to the Sun for More of Your Lighting