local materials: THATCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

just seen this. It’s amazing:

 

http://www.dezeen.com/2012/11/09/takern-visitor-centre-with-thatched-walls-by-wingardhs/

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obviously not a local material to the lakes, but worth a look non the less.

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BOTHY IDEAS – the Vernacular

this is a brilliant project:

https://www.facebook.com/thebothyproject

http://www.simondale.net/house/gallery.htm

http://greenbuildingelements.com/2008/10/01/the-reciprocal-roof-beauty-strength-and-simplicity-in-a-roof-frame/

The ‘A’ frame:

Dry Stone:

The Gallarus Oratory – dry stone wall – completely dry inside – built in 13th c.