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Form and the effects of land mass, open space, and water in traditional Feng Shui

Saturday, 11 April 2009 00:00;
1. When building on the height, seek to face the flat or lower ground. As illustrated above this going with the flow has a very practical result. The building itself sits on the mountain and is thus supported by it. Conversely, you will see that entry to and from the building is from the lower ground to the higher and thus going against the flow. An interesting exercise is to reflect on a building as a human body. Both have feet (foundations), both have skeletons, their super-structures. They have shells or skins. They have hats or roofs. Both have faces. The face can be detected most frequently by the location and direction of the mouth (main used doors) and the eyes (windows or other sources of greatest light and activity). To further the analogy we might like to consider this action of flow in buildings or units that have no…