About This Course:
The basic principles of Feng Shui are to design building spaces that permit the clear, unobstructed flow of warm and harmonious energy. These design principles from Mother Nature connect to people’s own psyche as well as the spirit of place – they are employed to create nurturing built-environments that promote the mental well-being of the users. In this program, the design elements of selected iconic buildings, which include the Guggenheim Museum, the new Apple headquarters in Cupertino, CA, and the Sydney Opera House in Australia, will be examined to explain how the selection of construction materials, spatial arrangements and orientation are aligned with the Feng Shui theories, as well as their impacts on the building users’ perception of the spaces and feeling of indoor comforts.
Learning Objective 1
Use Feng Shui principles to create a harmonious and comfortable indoor and outdoor space which will promote a feeling of harmony and well-being amongst the occupants.
Learning Objective 2
Understand ancient Chinese concepts which include Yin and Yang, the Five Elements and the BaGua template for the placement of plants and objects.
Learning Objective 3
Attendees will learn how the fundamental concepts of feng shui can be integrated with the surroundings to create aesthetically pleasing designs for all types of construction types. Attendees will also learn how the proper placement of objects in a floor plan, or a site plan, can create a feeling of harmony and well-being amongst its occupants.
Learning Objective 4
Understand how the principles of Feng Shui can promote the health, safety and welfare of building occupants.
About the Speaker:
Feng Shui Master, Teacher, and Architect
RD Chin is a Feng Shui practitioner, author, teacher and licensed NYS architect who worked with the late master architect Paul Rudolph from 1981 to 1996 on his many large-scale projects in Southeast Asia. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tufts University as well as his Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
Beginning in 1991 RD studied with many Feng Shui teachers from China, Europe, and the USA; he then founded his Feng Shui architectural and interior design practice. For over 30 years he helps people redesign their life through their spaces. He combines contemporary Western design principles with the ancient art of Feng Shui to align any space with dimensions of spirit, character, and a feeling of balance.
He also does custom-designed presentations for companies and organizations. He personally co-creates with each client their own masterplan of their home or workspaces. At the end of each consultation, the client will get a summary of recommendations on colorful floor plan sketches with a clear list of priorities that can easily be implemented within their budget. R.D. is blessed with lots of consultations by referral. He is the author of Feng Shui Revealed.
R.D. Chin, Feng Shui Master, Teacher, and Architect
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