House of Local Knowledge

Landscape in climate change

Ákos Bokányi
András Márk Bartha
Comprehensive Design Studio 2
The House of Local Knowledge is a large community space that hides in the trees, putting it into a protected position. The building faces south with a large pitched roof that protects it from the sun. And the porch plays a role of shading, while letting in the winter sunlight. A skylight is used as a light source, which also contributes to natural ventilation. For the roof structure of the community space, the aim was to use local timber in simple, small elements, which is achieved by a frame structure. The timber-framed building is covered with acacia shingle cladding, making use of acacia as a local material.