Tobias Ber wrote:
- growing trees to shade in summer. in winter they loose leaves and let light pass
- a porch covered with vines that loose leaves in winter
- large roof overhangs that block the sunlight in summer (sun coming from high angle) but let it pass in winter (sun coming from low angle). there should be websites to calculate that for your region
consider these things and then plan how you want to use your house and the specific rooms. consider light and temperature in summer and winter.
we're only 34* North