Study on Mongolian Yurt Features and Its Environmentally Friendly Design

Xin-Hong ZHANG, Yu-Tong BAI


Mongolian yurt, used for nomadic life, has the traditional Mongolian housing construction. Yurt is made of wooden framing structures, felt coverings and straps. Yurt has four features: biologic materials, disassembly and assembly system, modular building unit, moving on the wheels. There are several systems correlated with yurt, ventilation, drainage, day lighting, wind prevention, etc. These systems could fulfill the nomadic needs by the yurt components or facilities the yurt affiliated. From the view of the structure and the features of the yurt, this traditional housing style is suitable for the grassland environmentally sustainable development.


Mongolian yurt, Environmentally-friendly, Needs


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