NOMADIC REFUGE

 

CURRENTLY, THE MONGOLIAN NATION IS EXPERIENCING A DECLINE OF LIVELIHOOD DUE TO URBAN-RURAL DISPARITIES WHICH ARE DRIVEN BY:

NEGLIGENCE

POVERTY

LACK OF RESOURCES

ACCORDING TO UNICEF'S 2016 SITUATION ANALYSIS IN MONGOLIA, ALMOST HALF OF THE 3.1MILLION POPULATION RESIDES IN THE CAPITAL, ULAANBAATAR & FROM A GLOBAL SCALE, THE NATION HAS A POVERTY RATE OF 28.4%.

LACK OF DEVELOPMENT IN RURAL AREAS ARE AFFECTING THE NOMADIC LIFESTYLE

40%

OF THE NATIVES FOLLOW.

 

[SITE CRITERIA]

[i] GACHUURT

[ii] TERELJ

[iii] ALTANBULAG

 

[SITE ANALYSIS]

 

[CONCEPT]

THE SUPREME GOODNESS IS LIKE WATER. IT BENEFITS ALL THINGS WITHOUT CONTENTION.
IN DWELLING, IT STAYS GROUNDED.

IN BEING, IT FLOWS TO DEPTHS.

IN EXPRESSION, IT IS HONEST.

IN CONFRONTATION, IT STAYS GENTLE.

IN GOVERNANCE, IT DOES NOT CONTROL.

IN ACTION, IT ALIGNS TO TIMING.

IT IS CONTENT WITH ITS NATURE AND THEREFORE CANNOT BE FAULTED.

THE BOOK OF THE WAY + ITS VIRTUE

 

[DESIGN PROCESS]

 

“FOR THE NOMAD, 'HOME' CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD EXCEPT IN TERMS OF JOURNEY, JUST AS SPACE IS DEFINED BY MOVEMENT".

- LABELLE PRUSSIN