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Article: Feng shui: an alternative framework for complexity in design

TitleFeng shui: an alternative framework for complexity in design
Authors
KeywordsFeng shui
Building design
Complexity in design
Issue Date2008
PublisherEarthscan Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?tabid=502
Citation
Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 2008, v. 4 n. 1, p. 58-72 How to Cite?
AbstractBuilding design is a very complex process that requires an integration of creativity, rationality and selforganization. Although there are numerous studies that examine how architects learn and apply their knowledge to design new buildings, the design process still cannot be explicitly defined. Because the way that architectural design knowledge is applied to building design cannot be formulated, the term ‘black box’ is used to represent an architect's design mechanism that cannot be logically explained. Designers use intuition and individual past experiences to make heuristic decisions when tackling new situations in building design. These characteristics are similar to the Chinese philosophy of direct insight into the nature and principles and practice of feng shui as applied to building design. Feng shui is traditional Chinese wisdom aimed at creating harmony among the environment, buildings and people. The aims of this paper are to examine the potential of feng shui knowledge as an alternative approach to building design and to derive a conceptual framework based on the principles and practice of feng shui.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/71824
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.696

 

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dc.contributor.authorMak, MYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, TSTen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T06:35:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T06:35:30Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationArchitectural Engineering and Design Management, 2008, v. 4 n. 1, p. 58-72en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1745-2007-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/71824-
dc.description.abstractBuilding design is a very complex process that requires an integration of creativity, rationality and selforganization. Although there are numerous studies that examine how architects learn and apply their knowledge to design new buildings, the design process still cannot be explicitly defined. Because the way that architectural design knowledge is applied to building design cannot be formulated, the term ‘black box’ is used to represent an architect's design mechanism that cannot be logically explained. Designers use intuition and individual past experiences to make heuristic decisions when tackling new situations in building design. These characteristics are similar to the Chinese philosophy of direct insight into the nature and principles and practice of feng shui as applied to building design. Feng shui is traditional Chinese wisdom aimed at creating harmony among the environment, buildings and people. The aims of this paper are to examine the potential of feng shui knowledge as an alternative approach to building design and to derive a conceptual framework based on the principles and practice of feng shui.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherEarthscan Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?tabid=502en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofArchitectural Engineering and Design Managementen_HK
dc.subjectFeng shui-
dc.subjectBuilding design-
dc.subjectComplexity in design-
dc.titleFeng shui: an alternative framework for complexity in designen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailNg, TST: tstng@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityNg, TST=rp00158en_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.3763/aedm.2008.S307-
dc.identifier.hkuros161534en_HK
dc.identifier.volume4-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage58-
dc.identifier.epage72-

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