A Practical Guide for Architects and DesignersBook - 2006
What do Citibank, theWall Street Journal, and the Donald Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts have in common? They all have used the universal principles of feng shui, the traditional Chinese discipline of spatial energies, to improve their environments and enhance their businesses. In the past few years, feng shui has crossed cultures to become an effective tool for the nation's top architects and designers--and their clients.Feng Shui: A Practical Guide for Architects and Designersby Vincent M. Smith with Barbara Lyons Stewartis the very first book geared specifically to the architectural and design disciplines. This useful guide equips architects and designers with the tools to create well-designed, comfortable environments that enhance clients' lives.The authors present a history of feng shui, explain its fundamental principles of balance and energy flow, emphasize how these principles are applicable to any architectural style or setting, and connect the theory of feng shui to environmental psychology. Design professionals learn how feng shui practice can help guide the selection of sites, building layout, materials, finishes, landscaping, graphics, lighting, and color. The''ll also find clear plans for a wide range of projects, including residential, commercial, corporate, health care, and hospitality.Highlights:Why feng shui can be used to increase productivity and reduce stress How to use feng shui for selecting residential or commercial building sites How to avoid or correct mistakes in space planning and design How to apply feng shui principles to a wide variety of projects
Publisher: Chicago : Kaplan/AEC Education, c2006.
Branch Call Number: 133.3337
Characteristics: xviii, 266 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.