We used to discuss what is beauty? – the subjective and objective sides of beauty, and the combination of both.
Regardless of the philosophy of the issue, we have to admit that pure art and architectural art are very different from each other. For one thing, architecture is a very complicated art form, because it has elements of many arts combined in it. But more important is how architecture relates to the public.
In Seattle, an American architect friend complained to me.
“This Feng Shui is really killing me!”
“What’s the matter?” I asked.
He explained that a client from Hong Kong had commissioned him to design a house – and insisted that, for the sake of good Feng Shui, the door had to face south. But on that particular piece of land it made no sense to have the main door facing south.
Talks on Feng Shui with Dr. Hsu
13: Feng Shui and Architecture
In my first article, I mentioned that Feng Shui is about the knowledge and wisdom of living environmental design.
In modern times, environmental design, whether if it’s a commercial building, or house or other spaces, is the job of architects. What role is there for Feng Shui? Do Feng Shui practitioners have anything of value to add?