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Dictionary Journal: Yurt

The yurt is a traditional house that is part of the lifestyle of nomadic Turkish and Mongolian herders. They move from pasture to pasture to graze their beasts and their dwelling is therefore mobile. They would still have one million live.
The word «yurt» come from the Russian Jort which means home. Himself borrows Turkish. In France, the word appeared with La Perouse at the end of XVIII? century among the narratives of his travels.

Dictionary Journal: Yurt

Elad Gonen
Large round tent supported by a trellis and a wooden structure, the yurt is covered with highly insulating felt then a final dressing of cotton, which allows it to be well insulated in the Central Asian country in continental climate ( very cold in winter and very hot in summer).

Dictionary Journal: Yurt

Graham Dunn Photo
The floor of the yurt between 10 and 120 m? about. Once pass the only front door, she unveiled in a unique circular room covered with carpet. It is furnished with several beds which serve as seats in the day.

Dictionary Journal: Yurt

Elad Gonen
On the ceiling, a large central opening serves as lighting and evacuation for the stove thanks to which the inhabitants warm and cook.

Dictionary Journal: Yurt

Denise Mitchell Interiors
In the West, yurts attract to their ecological aspects and synonymous with responsible tourism. Several campsites are to provide and offer to spend a night or a week as in Central Asia, although most of these yurts are equipped with water and electricity.

Dictionary Journal: Yurt

Virginia Farges
Yurts are also sources of inspiration for contemporary architects holding the circular shape and join the ancestral fascination for that perfect figure.

Dictionary Journal: Yurt

Virginia Farges
The ecological aspect is developed in these experimental houses, be it by the wood construction, heated wood and often oriented to best use the solar resource.

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