There are many threads on this site about people's individual designs, as well as less-specific discussions on greenhouse design theories that use passive solar as a primary element.
Mike's is a good one to peruse, and if you want something more generalised, search the forum threads for the word "Walipini."
I have no doubt you'll find some good leads there, and knowledgeable people to answer your questions.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
How do they get the deer to cross at the signs? Or to read this tiny ad?
Building Your Permaculture Property | Free Permaculture Summit | April 23-25