Ancient Engineering Marvel
A Colorado Yurt is based on an ancient engineering marvel, and relies on physics and innovation to provide a unique, safe shelter adapted for today’s world.
Here’s how it works:
- The compression ring at the top of the roof is under pressure from the rafters.
- The rafters hook onto the main cable, which is under tension.
- The main cable is a continuous loop, preset to the exact circumference of your yurt and supported by the lattice wall and doorjamb, which bolt together to form a continuous circular wall.
- The roof material, the fabric walls, the dome, and the door enclose the yurt framework.
It’s a beautiful example of human intelligence and the laws of the universe coming together in a marriage of poetry and physics.