Understanding Real Feng Shui and Its Impact on Architecture
The Asian community is a huge influence in the real estate and building markets, and with that, comes Feng Shui. Much of Feng Shui is misunderstood and misrepresented. Real Feng Shui is about understanding how energy works in the environment and connecting the building and design through a set of principles. All energy works in patterns, and by understanding these patterns with Feng Shui it is possible to design goal specific environments that support people and their specific desires. There is a saying in Feng Shui that 70% of the energy of any building is determined by location. Using the concepts of Qi and Yin and Yang, this session will focus on how location, direction, and the design of the built environment correlates and impacts the inhabitants of buildings. Real projects will be used to discuss Feng Shui from an architectural planning perspective.
Time: 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Location: Room 224
Learning Units (LUs): 1.5 Core
James K.M. Cheng is a Canadian architect recognized for his pioneering contributions to west coast architecture and city building. Born in Hong Kong and educated in North America, Cheng’s approach represents a sensitive marriage of generous open environments with vibrant high-density living. He is a lecturer at the University of British Columbia, and a design
Marlyna Los is an internationally recognized Feng Shui expert, author, speaker and educator with 25+ years of expertise and experience. Her credentials include a background in psychology and philosophy, as well as studying with eight Asian Masters of Feng Shui and reading over 2000 books on Chinese Metaphysics and Feng Shui. Over the last 20