FENG SHUI INTERIORS
An ancient knowledge, Feng Shui literally translates to 'wind+water' in English. It is the practice of arranging your environment so that energy or “chi” flows gently and smoothly through your living or working environment. Feng Shui is based on the concept that everything in your environment has a life force or energy called 'chi' (or 'qi'). Just as energy flows throughout the universe, it also flows through our bodies and spaces we occupy. Chi is carried by the air, and when the energy flow is stagnant and cluttered, energy moves too quickly (think long dark hallways, stairs, and straight shots through the home), or is obstructed (think walls, trees, or even cars in the wrong place), the unbalanced chi may lead to ill health, domestic strife, or financial concerns; an unease with everything.
Mind + Body + Spirit + Space
Balance and harmony are the most crucial elements for every aspect of our lives. When we are in harmony with our environment, there is a natural sense of ease. As a designer, I know that an old building's structure can't be changed, or codes of the city, regulations, and other existing obstacles can't be altered. That's why in modern architecture and interior design, we can't use all the complex formulas of traditional Feng Shui. However, by incorporating simple Feng Shui principles in the best possible way into our renovation plans, furniture and art rearrangements, we can create a supportive living and working environment for ourselves and attract a zest for life.
Scientific Feng Shui
Scientific Feng Shui is a long time tested natural green science designed to create holistic buildings, a healthier environment, and the advancement of our well-being. Since a building effects its occupants, the Feng Shui of our building is going to have an effect on us, too. It can be integrated with architectural design, interior design, and landscape design to harmonize energy both inside of the buildings and at their surrounding properties.
It is not a superstition, religion or a form of meditation. It analyzes the physical terrain that we live on which is 'geography'; it examines the structure and quality of the building which is 'geology'; it tries to provide the best possible layout in regards to its surroundings (e.g. wind direction) which is 'physics', it observes the solar system and make calculations which is 'mathematics'. And we have to use some 'common sense' to do or not to do certain things. We have to look at Feng Shui as an extension of environmental studies.