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.
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.
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.
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”