Paper Title

[2.2] Wind Water and Harmony: Examining How Feng Shui Influences Feelings of Comfort at Thompson Rivers University

Location

International Building 1014, Moderated by Dr. Robert Hanlon

Start Date

19-1-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

19-1-2019 10:15 AM

Disciplines

Philosophy

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Feng Shui aims to harmonize human and natural landscapes using an artistic and scientific approach. Form school Feng Shui – the artistic side of the discipline – aims to unify landscapes through the strategic placement of artifacts in space. On the other hand, the compass school – the scientific aspect of Feng Shui – evaluates “positions” with astrology and cartography. The aim of this presentation is to first, examine the existing form and compass school features of indoor locations (Arts and Education Building Room 151, and Old Main Building Computer Lab) and the outdoor Horticultural Gardens at Thompson Rivers University; and second, evaluate how good or bad Feng Shui influences the sense of comfort in these places. Through qualitative landscape observations, results suggest that Room 151 and the Horticultural Gardens contain features that satisfy good Feng Shui. However, the Computer Lab lacks good Feng Shui structures, making it the least comfortable location on campus. Keywords: Feng Shui; landscape architecture; Interior design; cultural perception

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[2.2] Wind Water and Harmony: Examining How Feng Shui Influences Feelings of Comfort at Thompson Rivers University

International Building 1014, Moderated by Dr. Robert Hanlon

Feng Shui aims to harmonize human and natural landscapes using an artistic and scientific approach. Form school Feng Shui – the artistic side of the discipline – aims to unify landscapes through the strategic placement of artifacts in space. On the other hand, the compass school – the scientific aspect of Feng Shui – evaluates “positions” with astrology and cartography. The aim of this presentation is to first, examine the existing form and compass school features of indoor locations (Arts and Education Building Room 151, and Old Main Building Computer Lab) and the outdoor Horticultural Gardens at Thompson Rivers University; and second, evaluate how good or bad Feng Shui influences the sense of comfort in these places. Through qualitative landscape observations, results suggest that Room 151 and the Horticultural Gardens contain features that satisfy good Feng Shui. However, the Computer Lab lacks good Feng Shui structures, making it the least comfortable location on campus. Keywords: Feng Shui; landscape architecture; Interior design; cultural perception