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 to harmonize your house or your working space.

You can achieve balance through the proper arrangement of the objects within and around your home.

In Chinese and Asian communities the practice of Feng Shui has become common for centuries. It is rapidly gaining popularity in many Western countries.

Many people are turning to Feng Shui in an effort to go back to what feels natural and right – perhaps in reaction to the consumption society and to the intrusion of technology in their lives.

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

The principles of Feng Shui 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 emphasize on the balance and harmony.

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

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

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The Forbidden City in Beijing

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

Curves are preferred during construction activities becuase they are a symbol of vitality in FengShui. 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 philosophies of feng shui in mind.

The HSBC building has a wide open area (the Statue Square) in front of it, with no other buildings blocking its view of  Vicoria Harbour which is considered  a very “good feng shui”