Dr. Michael Mak’s new Book on Scientific Feng Shui
November 18, 2009
|Scientific Feng Shui: Application of Feng Shui Knowledge to Preliminary Building Design Evaluation Using Knowledge-Based Expert Systems Approach Author: Michael Y Mak Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr Muller, Saarbrucken, Germany (2009) ISBN: 978-3-639-20940-2 Weblink to order:
|Feng Shui is a body of ancient Chinese wisdom which aimed at creating a harmony among environment, buildings and people. The Form School is based on the understanding of physical configuration of geographical features and is the most dominant approach that has had a great impact on Chinese architecture. However, the development of Feng Shui principles and Form School practices are complicated and there are lots of misunderstanding and confusion. This book provides a scientific approach of applying Feng Shui knowledge to preliminary building design evaluation through the representation of Feng Shui knowledge in a structured framework and the development of a prototype model using Knowledge-Based Expert Systems approach. The analysis provides a new understanding of how the outcomes of Feng Shui knowledge structured and represented in a scientific manner. This book is especially useful to professionals and researchers in architectural and landscape design, building construction and management, real estate and property development, town and urban planning, or anyone else who may be considering scientific applications of Feng Shui knowledge to the built environment.