There are various principles and patterns that has been establish in traditional societies based on experiences of many human generations dealing with the physical environment and well being. It is believed that architecture has a direct influence on the physical and psychological health of the users, due to its effect on the energy field surrounding the body. Feng shui which literally translates into “wind-water” is an intuitive ancient art of understanding the energy of elements. Although the existence of this energy field is scientifically proven it is not widely discussed in the field of architecture. Therefore, the application and effectiveness of Feng shui guidelines remains debatable. This study validates the guidelines relating to the four main principles of Feng shui where the size of the energy field surrounding the body is measured using Acugraph and Scanning method. It is hoped that the findings from this study would enhance the knowledge in the discipline of architecture.
|Keywords:||Feng Shui, Directions, Traditional Sciences of Architecture|
PhD Student, Department of Architecture, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia