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“With her book, Feng Shui for Architecture, Dr. Mainini has finally filled a gap. She has taken the rather complicated subject of Feng Shui as it applies to architecture and she has successfully laid out a step-by-step guide to understanding the mysteries of this ancient art. She has done an exemplary job of keeping this very complicated subject clear and concise for the layperson “.

--Brian Dawson, AIA

Dawson Hannouche Partners, Architecture Planning

 

“Dr. Simona Mainini has an astonishing ability to interpret and install ancient Chinese formulae in such a way that they change lives today. Her discipline and precision in a field not often distinguished by these qualities is both unique and world class. ”

--Richard Ashworth,

Author The Feng Shui Diaries

Editor-in-Chief The Journal of the Feng Shui Society

 

“Dr. Mainini is one of those few wonderful people who have managed to weld together the strict disciplines of architectural practice with the aesthetics and philosophies of the ancient Chinese traditions of Feng Shui. Readers can be assured that what she writes is not founded just on theory alone, but sound practical experience.”

--Derek Walters,

Bestselling author of books on Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology

 

“Feng Shui for Architecture is an inspiration and greatly appreciated. I congratulate you on a great piece of work”

--Garry McKinlay, founder and principle

Wind Water Design - Avalon, Australia

 

“This book has been extremely inspirational to me and many of my students at the

School of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. We are very impressed with your knowledge and experience. You bring a new pattern to design and architecture.”

--Maria Cecilia Loschivo dos Santos, PhD & Author

Associate Professor Design Department

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

“Dr. Mainini, thank you very much for writing your book. It is very easy to understand. An excellent source book for guiding projects. My husband and I are in the home building business, so we appreciate the advice having spent much time studying the subject material before finding your book.  You have dedicated your life's work to a vocation that is going to be much more appreciated in the years to come.  Keeping Feng Shui alive and modernizing its practice to fit contemporary society's awareness of their metaphysical presence on the earth is honorable. It is an expression of your love for humanity and the whole earth.  Again, Thank you.”

--Jacqueline & George St. John,

Boulder Junction, WI

 

“The subject of Feng Shui is naturally interesting and intriguing, so to have a book that concisely explains the ideas and history so thoroughly is a valuable find.  Dr. Mainini’s book is that find.

Feng Shui for Architecture makes an excellent text and resource book as well as teaching guide because it is clear, informative and easy to read.  It has such a natural manner of expression that it is as if the author is explaining the material verbally to the reader.

The book provides historical background and theory for Feng Shui and integrates other related practices.  The theories are presented in a straight-forward manner, fully developed with thorough explanations, and visually clarified with pictures, diagrams and charts, then translated into specific practical instruction.

This book would be extremely helpful for designers and architects, as well as a strong reference resource for public and private libraries.”

--Sharon McFatridge

UCLA ArchID Student, Los Angeles, CA

 

“I purchased Feng Shui for Architecture by Dr. Simona F. Mainini I can honesty say that I constantly review and cross reference this book. It is clearly written, concise and I would highly recommend it to any person interested in real Feng Shui.”

--Tina Ouazana,

Feng Shui Consultant – Miami, FL

 

“The title and subtitle promises a lot and this book delivers even more. Dr. Mainini has done a fabulous job organizing and explaining, in a clear, precise manner, the principles of Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of placement for good energy flow, as it applies to the spaces in which we live and work. Not only is this book great for the preparation of buildings, but it is extremely useful even if you are searching for an energetically superior apartment, house or office to rent. If you are looking for an invaluable source of Feng Shui information to help bring harmony to your living and working space and your life, this is a book for you. I applaud Dr. Mainini for the publishing of this, her first book offering, and highly recommend it to those who want to learn more about this most fascinating modality of healing. A+ ”

--Raphaelle Tamura,

Star of Peace Publishing, Mt. Shasta, CA

 

 


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Feng Shui for Architecture
How to Design, Build and Remodel to Create
a Healthy and Serene Home

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

The Origins of My Calling

An Architect’s Journey

The Missing Link

Junior Organic Architect

 

CHAPTER 1: WHAT, WHEN, WHY, AND HOW

What is Feng Shui?
The Wisdom of the Earth

When was it created?
The Origins
Kan Yu: Celestial Observation

How was it created?
The Secret Science of Feng Shui
Master Yang and Master Zeng
Feng Shui Then and Now

Why was it created?
The Map of the “Creator”

 

CHAPTER 2: HOW FENG SHUI AND ARCHITECTURE WORK TOGETHER

What Feng Shui Can and Cannot Do

Feng Shui, Destiny, and Luck

The Request for Feng Shui in Architecture

Steps in the Architectural Application of Feng Shui

Selecting a Skilled Feng Shui Expert
New Buildings: the Feng Shui Architect
Western Adaptation

Notes on Intuitive Designers and Professional Cooperation

 

CHAPTER 3: UNDERSTANDING THE LIFE FORCE ENERGY

Qi: The Raw Material of the Universe

Qi in the Ancient World
Qi and the Human Body
Qi and Other Cultures
Qi and Modern Physics
Natural Qi and Man-made Sources of Electromagnetism
How Do We Know It’s there? Can We See It?

Qi and Feng Shui

Feng Shui = Wind and Water
The Three Powers
Qi and the I Ching

Visible and Invisible Qi
Visible Qi
Invisible Qi

 

CHAPTER 4: UNDERLYING THEORIES

Yin and Yang: The Universe in Perfect Balance
Attributes of Yin and Yang
The Twelve Principles of Yin and Yang
Yin/Yang and Natural Cycles
Applying Yin and Yang to Our Environment

Five Elements: Constant Energy Transformation

The Productive Cycle
The Destructive Cycle
Correcting the Destructive Cycle
The Connection between Yin and Yang and the Five Elements

Eight Trigrams and Luo Shu Sequence
Yin and Yang, Five Elements and Eight Trigrams

 

CHAPTER 5: SELECTING THE SITE

My Land Evaluation

Natural Environment
Dragon Mountains Vs. Dead Mountains

Reading the Life-force Energy of the Site: Yang Qi and Yin Qi

Checklist for Selecting a Site
Land Elevation
Julie
More on Land Elevation
Andy

Lot Size, Shape, and Lot-to-Building Ratio

Feng Shui in Wind and Water Patterns
Feng = Wind
Shui = Water

Urban Environments and Man Made Structures
Buildings as Mountains
Roads as Water Courses

 

CHAPTER 6: LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND GARDEN ARRANGEMENTS

Garden Purpose and Style
Landscape Design Considerations
Garden “No-Nos

Trees and Plants

Correcting Lot Shape and Creating the Armchair

Protecting from Inauspicious Sha

Planning Ahead

Unfavorable Landscape Conditions

Fountains and Pools

Water and Qi

Shape and Size of Water Features

A Cautionary Note

Garden Timing

Weak areas to Avoid

 

 

CHAPTER 7: SHA VERSUS QI: DANGEROUS FEATURES TO AVOID

 

Sha and the Five Elements

Fire Sha

Metal Sha

Earth Sha

Water Sha

Wood Sha

Sha and the Five Senses

Sight Sha

Smell Sha

Sound Sha

Touch Sha

Conclusions Regarding Selecting a Site

 

 

CHAPTER 8: DESIGNING THE INTERIORS

 

Conditions for a Desirable Building

Conditions to Avoid

Joan and Bill

Shape, Structures, Interiors and Design Features

The Shape of the Building

About Regularly Shaped Buildings….

Quality of Soil for Feng Shui Purposes

Structures

Floor Plan and Interior Layout

Room Design

Doors and Windows

Glass Walls and Skylights

Square Footage

Upper Floors

Additions

Connecting Rooms

Design Features

Stairs

Roofs and Ceilings

Beams and Posts

Internal Sha

Mirrors and Other Décor Elements

 

 

CHAPTER 9: INTERIOR DECORATION

 

Light and Shade

Yin Interiors

Yang Interiors

Colors and Materials: How to Select the Color Palette

The Fire Element House

The Earth Element House

The Metal Element House

The Water Element House

The Wood Element House

More About Colors, Materials and Decor

The “Three Powers” Rule Applied to Interior Decoration

Yin and Yang Polarities

Remembering Yin and Yang…

A Beach House in Malibu

Balance is the key

Cynthia’s Apartment

Our House Must Feel Like Home

 

 

CHAPTER 10: ROOM BY ROOM

 

Main Entry, Side Entry, and Garage Entry

Outside the Door

Location

Entrance Design

Foyer

Stairs

Secondary or Side Entrances

Garage Entries

A Malibu Estate

Dining Rooms, Living Rooms, and Family Rooms

Dining Rooms

Living Rooms

Family Rooms

Shape

Furniture and Decoration

Kitchen

Layout

The Stove

Windows and Skylights

Master Bedrooms, Children’s Rooms, and Guest Bedrooms

Shape

Doors and Windows

Lighting

Design Features

Bed Location Do’s and Don’ts

Colors

An L.A. Designer

Children’s Room

Guest Rooms

Bathrooms

Toilet Placement

Garages, Storage and Utility Rooms

 

CHAPTER 11: INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED FENG SHUI THEORIES

The Effects of Time and Qi Changes

A Building’s Energy

A Building’s Energy and Internal Layout Design

Existing Buildings, New Projects, and Remodeling

Matching Occupants and Buildings

 

CONCLUSION

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

 

CONTACTS

 

Simona F. Mainini, Dr. Arch., Feng Shui Master

FENG SHUI FOR ARCHITECTURE

8950 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 86

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211

(by Appointment Only)

Phone 310 860 8989

 

 

 

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