Des Ger – Geometric Mongolian Yurt / Ger Atelier
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Text description provided by the architects. With the development of society, the traditional yurt, as the medium of grassland residence, could not meet the needs of modern life. Its spatial unity and physical properties need to be improved and modified urgently. Des Ger is a lightweight pre-engineered construction system designed to explore contemporary prairie residences, which consists of prototype design, space design, and system design.
Design of prototypes. The geometric breakdown and reconstruction of the traditional yurt rope system formed a unique geometric and modular building prototype. The traditional yurt consists of a wooden frame system, a felt system and a rope system. The design of the Des Ger learns from the formal aesthetics and structural characteristics of the traditional yurt rope system, follows the forward and backward logic of the rope system, and geometrically breaks down and reconstructs the circular and arched spatial forms of the traditional yurt. And the geometric and modular prototype of a unique building is finally formed.
The domed space of the traditional yurt is the embodiment of the spiritual world and core value system of the nomads, as well as the wisdom of coping with the natural climate. Geometric reconstruction is used in the design of the Des Ger, which continues the domed spatial shape and solves the problems of roof drainage, snow on the roof, etc. As the circular plan of the traditional yurt will leave negative space when arranging modern furniture, unnecessary negative space is removed to make the space more suitable for modern usage functions and provide more possibilities for places to outside the yurt.
Integral design. Enlarge and reorganize the prototype, release the spatial unity of the traditional yurt, and obtain a more diversified and open architectural space. The circular space of a traditional yurt is unique, which cannot meet the characteristics of private space and multifunctional space of modern life. According to the order of behavior in the yurt, four rectangular spaces are implanted in the design of the Des Ger to meet the needs of privacy and versatility. At the same time, the rectangular space also carries the function of connection and expansion between several prototype spaces. Therefore, several prototype spaces can be combined to achieve a more diversified and open architectural space according to different user requirements.
System design. New materials and energy systems are integrated into the design to improve the physical properties of the space, such as sealing, thermal insulation and energy. The main structure of the Des Ger consists of the wooden structure. The maintenance structure adopts new materials, such as aluminum manganese plate, airgel felt, polystyrene board and integrated wood board. Combined with the design of the common structure, the tightness and thermal insulation of the building are ensured. The heating system adopts PTC low-temperature radiant heating film and wireless remote intelligent control system to accurately monitor and collect power consumption data, and independently calculate and adjust the temperature of each room, realizing a green, low-carbon and cost-effective economy. By implementing new materials and energy systems in the design, the physical properties of the space, such as sealing, thermal insulation and energy, are improved.