Yurt : Nomad’s tent

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Location:  Antalya-Turkey, Flora Akdeniz Bahçesi

( Information borrowed from wikipedia)

yurt is a portable, bent dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia as their home. The structure comprises a crown or compression wheel, usually steam bent, supported by roof ribs which are bent down at the end where they meet the lattice wall (again, steam bent). The top of the wall is prevented from spreading by means of a tension band which opposes the force of the roof ribs. The structure is usually covered by layers of fabric and sheep’s wool felt for insulation and weatherproofing.

This project has been fulfilled by gift culture and collaboration. All the expenses gifted by people who has similar dreams as Akdeniz Flora Garden(http://www.olymposflora.com) and built by people who serves for same dreams.

The strength of the house is judged by the number of wooden membranes holding it together. The wood chosen for this project was pine wood. “Keçi Kılı” weaved goat hair was the top layer spread over the wood , under which there is a insulating layer of  “Sunni kece” made by recycled strings and fabric and the bottom most layer of linen which is visible from inside was used for accentuating the brightness in the room. The building cost can vary based on the choice one makes for the layers of protection and the quality of wood.

Coming together with people to built home together is a tool to create relationships and to create communities around us. Thank you for all who gave this experience to us. Thank you for Veysi Özdemir who leaded the project.

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