Posts Tagged ‘feng’

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What is Feng Shui?

  Feng and shui translate as wind and water, two forms of naturally occurring moving energy.  In its essence, feng shui is simply the management of energy, or chi.  All of the commonly prescribed cures – wind chimes, mirrors, water fountains, and crystals – are simply means of modifying the flow of energy in a […]

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How can Feng Shui apply to Urban Design?

Authors from Camillo Sitte in the 19th Century to Christopher Alexander in the 20th have taught the principles of feng Shui without referring to them by this Chinese term.  Understanding that everything is energy, we begin to see how the physical form and physical activity can have an impact, even subliminally.  Feng shui allows us […]

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The Feng Shui of Seaside

Published: New Urbanism In Practice – The Newsletter of the New Urbanism Division of the American Planning Association:   Volume 5 – Issue 2 – Summer 2007   Life was breathed into the New Urbanism movement when Seaside was built. Seaside embodies a return to the right concepts of community development for the right reasons, […]

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Thesis – Chapter 1 Introduction: 1.2 The Essence of Feng Shui

1.2 The Essence of Feng Shui Examine the two home entrances shown below. Which one makes you feel welcome? Which one repels you?     Figure 1.1 Rosemary Beach, Florida               Figure 1.2 Seacrest, Florida In the Rosemary Beach house, it can be conjectured that the residents are connected to the neighborhood and consider visitors as enhancements, […]

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Thesis – Chapter 2 Planning Today

“The great cities of Europe, long abuilding, were at once centers of political, commercial, ecclesiastical, and military power, and they showed it not just in their finely grained urban fabrics—their plazas, forecourts, esplanades, and galleries— but in the overarching civic consciousness with which buildings were tied together as an organic whole, reflecting the idea of […]