Simple Site Planning using Feng Shui
March 4, 2011
Recently I have been asked by a Five Arts Forum member to comment on her south facing house located in an odd shape block of land at the end of a long street. In the site plan showed below the yellow shade is her land, the green shade is an unattended space at the end of the street which she can do up and the red shade is her proposed house. The intention is to build a rectangular shape house with the front door squeezed between her large neighbor’s house to the East.
By simply simply considering the open space available and the movement of the sun, giving a desirable Mingtang to the house, it is obvious that a L-shape house using the neighbor’s house to the East as the “mountain” and the street as the “water” would best suited to the context of the site.
Many Feng Shui atudents would worried once they hear that it is a L-shape with a “missing corner”, my reply was, “What is missing is not the corner, but the knowledge of traditional FS. If there is a lovely garden, a pleasant enclosed outdoor room, facing the warm sun and people enjoying the space, how could it be missing?”
The forum member do not have enough posts to view the attachments so I am using this blog to show her a possible alternative in siting her house with a shape that is more suitable to the land.