Feng Shui Design

Feng Shui Design

Feng Shui

Historical background

By way of adjustments to your environment it is possible to influence your general well-being and harmonize your house or your working space. You can achieve balance through the proper arrangement of the objects within and around your home.

The practice of Feng Shui has been common in Asian communities for centuries. It is rapidly gaining popularity in Western countries.

We are are turning to Feng Shui in an effort to go back to what feels natural and right – perhaps in reaction to the intrusion of technology in our lives.

Its basic idea is that our surroundings have a powerful effect on our life and on our fate.

The principles of Feng Shui have existed for thousand years and are based on concepts described in the book known in English as The book of Changes, an ancient Chinese book which emphasises balance and harmony.

All the palaces in old China were constructed based on the Book of Changes. “The union of the human being and nature” is the main idea.

It is about order, the harmony of heaven and earth, about the ways in which humanity can best keep nature’s balance intact.

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The Forbidden City in Beijing

A perfect example is  The Forbidden City  in Beijing –  the Emperor’s Palace from Ming Dynasty. The emperor had ordered his Feng Shui masters to use as many positive Feng Shui elements as possible. He left behind a masterpiece of architecture, which follows many principles such as symmetry, harmony, yin and yang, Bagua and the five elements

Curves are preferred during construction activities because they are a symbol of vitality in Feng Shui. Along straight lines or a straight path nourishing elements rush right through, while a pleasantly meandering stream instead creates a flow that nurtures.  In China, many bridges are built with arches, corridors are winding, man-made rivers are sinuous.

Building HSBC Honkong

The early British settlers in Hong Kong had an interest in Feng Shui; thus, most of the earliest buildings in Hong Kong, and many buildings constructed thereafter, were built with the philosophy of Feng Shui in mind.

The HSBC building, for example, has a wide open area (the Statue Square) in front of it, with no other buildings blocking its view of  Victoria Harbour – which is considered – a very “good Feng Shui”