Thursday, February 7, 2008

Project 1- Intro. to Interior Design

Project #1 Interior Design 266 - January 23,2008

A Traditional Yurt is a portable, felt-covered, wood lattice-framed dwelling structure used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia

Designing your yurt.

Step 1. Location and style

-Choose a location for your dwelling. (ex. Adirondack Mountains, a Pacific Island, mountains of Austria, or the outback of Australia).

The design of your yurt must incorporate the design and cultural elements of the location or region. (ex. Adirondack style, “tropical island style”, mountain/alps chalet style, Aborigine).

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.

Interior elements

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

Project Requirements:

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.

Concept Board

Finish Board

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.

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