Project #1 Interior Design 266 - January 23,2008
Designing your yurt.
Step 1. Location and style
-Choose a location for your dwelling. (ex. Adirondack Mountains, a
The design of your yurt must incorporate the design and cultural elements of the location or region. (ex.
Or a traditional Mongolian yurt….or
You may choose a generic Place to locate your yurt and choose a style of design (ex. Arts and Crafts, Primitive, Scandinavian, Gothic, Modern).
Research your location, styles and or periods. Provide accurate descriptions, and images to help develop your concept. Your concept and research must have historical and significant importance in the field of design. (clarify… It can’t be a decorating style….country, French provincial etc.)
You will record all your research and ideas in your sketch book.
Step 2: The program
Organize the following program using bubble diagrams and adjacency matrix, and determine square footage requirements that will be needed.
The yurt will be 24” in diameter. It must have the standard yurt opening on the top. Windows (quantity and placement) are up to the discretion of the designer, take into consideration climate, and the suns direction. Yurts are meant to be modular and easily moveable: design and furnish accordingly.
fire element – for heat and cooking(consider ventilation)
toilet, and bathing facilities
a place to sleep
a place to congregate
a place to prepare food
a place to meditate
consider storage, lighting, and maintenance.
Create an outdoor space
Sustainable garden, outdoor bathing, gathering space, covered space.
3. Conceptual/schematic design
Develop a strong concept and follow it through the entire design process
You will need to do a series of sketches and drawings to arrive at the optimal solution.
Be prepared to do pin-up critiques in class. Work in class. Bring all materials to class.
4. Design Development
Select you best approved plan and ideas and develop into the following
Site plan - 1/8”=1’-0”.
Floor Plan - ¼”=1’-0” – include furnishings.
Exterior Elevation – ½”=1’-0” - include any motifs, patterns or design elements.
Interior Elevation – ½”=1’-0” – include furnishing, lighting, art, tapestries, etc.
Render all drawings with one of the following color pencils, collage,
water colors, markers etc.
Drawings can be hand drawn or computer drafted
All drawings must be mounted on mat board, and labeled.