We visited this very interesting and very popular museum not far from the City of Hobart recently and I think its success has something to do with the Water Dragon Qi. Of course the vision and the drive of the owner David Walsh also has a lot to do with it. We drove there by car but it would have been more exciting to arrive by boat. The Water Qi gathered in the bay in front of Hobert is able to transported to the site and within the site there also a gradation of “Juqi” (Assembled Qi) to feed it into the museum located underground between two existing buildings by Roy Grounds, one of the leading Australian architects of the modern movement. The front of the complex faces S2 so it has a “Double Timely Stars Arriving at the Facing Palace” chart – very good for wealth and locate it underground gives the Gua Qi support for the timely Mountain Star as well.

I will talk about the The Five Aesthetic Principles of Feng Shui in the forth coming The 10th Annual Feng Shui Society’s Conference, 14-15 May 2016 (Sat-Sun), London UK and will touch upon this building in more details.

“Feng shui belongs to the Art of Observation (Xiang Shu) in the Taoist Five Arts, consequently the aesthetics of a place or a built-form become part of feng shui considerations. The aesthetic preferences in feng shui is the main focus of this presentation; you will find out what the SUISY principles are and how they can be applied in feng shui practice. By the end of the talk it is hoped that you will understand the aesthetic criterion to use when someone asks ‘What do you think of the feng shui of this building’?” http://www.fengshuisociety.org.uk/the-10th-feng-shui-society-conference-2016-london-uk/





The papers presented at the International Conference on Kanyu Fengshui and
Architecture in Berlin last year is now available in book form, it can be
purchased direct from the publisher:

(look under New Books section)

International Conference on Feng Shui (Kan Yu) and Architecture in Berlin
Edited by Florian C. Reiter

2011 Harrassowitz Verlag · Wiesbaden
ISSN 0948-9789 ISBN 978-3-447-06592-4
Volume : 38
Asien- und Afrikastudien der Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Language: English.
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 500 g
Publishing Date: 03.11.2011
Price info: 49,80 Eur[D] / 51,20 Eur[A]
ISBN10: 3-447-06592-3
ISBN: 978-3-447-06592-4

Contents of the book:
FLORIAN C. REITER Considerations about the assessment and application of Feng Shui in Berlin.
OLE BRUUN Feng Shui: a universal mode of thought?
HONG-KEY YOON Cultural ecological links in “The geomantic landscape of a sailing boat” .
MICHAEL Y. MAK Scientific research of Feng Shui applications for the built environment.
WANG YUDE Feng Shui and architecture in Taizhou.
HOWARD CHOY Spatial appreciation with Yin Yang dialectics – a Feng Shui way to
make Sense of our environment.
GYDA ANDERS Traditional Chinese architecture and Feng Shui.
EDUARD KÖGEL Feng Shui in Germany. The transculturation of an exotic concept by Hugo Häring, Hans Scharoun and Chn Kuen Lee.
TSAI SUEYLING Mount Hongding: Buddhist cosmology in geomantic topography.
ALBERT T. SO AND MICHAEL Y. MAK Study of flying stars method of the compass school with case studies.
MICHAEL PATON The cosmology of Yang Yunsong and science.
STEPHEN L. FIELD, J.K. AND INGRID LEE The origin of Bazhai Feng Shui.
ELLEN VAN GOETHEM The four directional animals in East Asia: a comparative analysis.
List of Contributors.

The Fourth International Conference on Scientific Feng Shui and the Built Environment is about to take place in Hong Kong this weekend (20-21 Febfruary 2009). The monograph from previous conferences is now available for purchase, below is a description of the content and how you can get hold of a copy. Be quick because these are a limited edition prints.

“Research in Scientific Feng Shui and the Built Environment”

Paper Back, 304 pages 190 x 235 mm

ISBN: 978-962-937-172-2

Publication Date: Feb 2009

List Price USD 27.00

Special price during conference USD 21.00 


Dr. Michael Y. Mak Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Built Environment,

University of Newcastle, Australia

Dr. Albert T. SO Adjunct Professor, Department of Building & Construction,

City University of Hong Kong


Gyda ANDERS, Bixia CHEN, Michael CHIANG, Howard CHOY, Wei DONG,

Genji KURIMA, Kok Hoo LOO, Michael Y MAK, Yuei NAKAMA, Michael PATON,

Albert T SO, Ellen VAN GOETHEM, Derek WALTERS, Fook Tsan WONG,

Hong-key YOON, Rachel ZUEHL

Feng Shui practice has become an important reference for the planning and design of buildings, monuments and even entire cities. In fact Feng Shui is an evolved study of the natural and built environment. By utilizing the natural elements and practical environmental changes, we may improve upon our well-being, relationships, prosperity, health and living environment. People in many advanced countries seek to establish a deeper understanding of these relationships between human and natural environment. Architects from around the world also begin to recognize Feng Shui as a broad ecologically and architecturally connected paradigm.

To remove the shadow of superstition for Feng Shui practice, it is essential to use a scientific approach in the hope of combining and fusing ancient wisdom with modern knowledge in building science. Scientific Feng Shui has two meanings, namely (1) the verification of Feng Shui principles scientifically and (2) studying Feng Shui logically in a scientific way. This volume comprises 13 high-quality essays, which were well-organized into four parts to reflect the current trends and the future development of the research undertaken in the built environment.

This book will address the growing demand for architects, building professionals and other property practitioners to apply the concepts of Feng Shui in the built environment.


Introduction: Scientific Research in Feng Shui

Michael Y MAK and Albert T SO

Part I Research in Compass School 

1 The Role of the Twenty-eight Xiu in Feng Shui


 2 Observations Linking Megalithic Monuments to the Chinese Luopan


 3 An Assessment into the Basics of Eight Mansions Feng Shui Theory

Fook Tsan WONG

Part II Research in Form School

4 Feng Shui and the Energy of the Land

Michael PATON 

5 Tracing Rational Aspects of Feng Shui (Geomancy)

Hong-Key YOON

6 The Core Principles of Feng Shui

Howard CHOY

7 A Conceptual Framework of Feng Shui Knowledge Structure

Michael Y MAK

Part III Research in Feng Shui and the Built Environment

8 Feng Shui Design and Planning of Ming and Qing City of Beijing

Michael CHIANG

9 Tracing Feng Shui in Ancient Japanese Capitals—Case Study: Nagaoka, Japan’s Forgotten Capital


10 A Study on Feng Shui Village Landscape Structure in the Ryukyu Islands

Bixia CHEN, Yuei NAKAMA and Genji KURIMA

Part IV Future of Research in Feng Shui and the Built Environment

11 Feng Shui and Contextualism in Western Architecture


12 The Comparison and Contrast between Green Design and Feng Shui

Wei DONG and Rachel ZUEHLl 

13 Sustainable Feng Shui Eco-house

Kok Hoo LOO 

Epilogue: Problems and Future of Research in Feng Shui

Albert T SO and Michael Y MAK

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(1) You may mail your orders to the City University of Hong Kong Press, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong by accompanying a bankdraft or an international money order denominated in US Dollars and made payable to the City University of Hong Kong.

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