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Community Farm

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  • The plan of the Community Farm in Uszka is designed in collaboration with the Association for Regional
    Development and Social Welfare. The Association’s aim is to provide possibilities, education and guidance to members of the impoverished, unemployed rural population who own land. The proposed model farm would complete agricultural and educational tasks as well.
     
    People who come here to work would - in exchange - receive seeds, advice and long-term support to assure they can make a living from their own land. On the farm they grow herbs, vegetables, fruit and have poultry, goats and sheep. In the summer they can accommodate student groups and visitors from other countries.
     
    Due to the complexity of the program, instead of a permanent building there is  a structure which allows ad hoc/diy enlargement, extensions and changes in its volume. The result is two long houses where all necessary functions can be “under one roof”.
     
  • Uszka is a little village with 360 souls. It can be found in an under-developed  region in Eastern Hungary where inhabitants are mosty unemployed and live in poverty so improving welfare is also an aspect of the project. There is a lack of work opportunities but the demand for rural goods keep increasing.

    The 1 hectare site with two ramshackle old houses is owned by an agronomist whose intention is to create a knowledge basis of farming and establish a network for supply and demand. The agriculture on the farm and the farm buildings as well are a model for a sustainable lifestyle for that particular region.
  • Model of the site with the planned buildings
  • The site with the two ramshakle old houses
  • The site with the planned houses
  • The empty structure of the two houses
  • Empty floorplan
  • Ad hoc / DIY building activity fills the house with the necessary functions
  • A possible version of filling the structure - creating spaces for various activities
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    Master in Architectural Design - 2011 Moholy-Nagy Design University