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dc.contributor.advisor Parsons, Spencer
dc.creatorHo, Belinda Oi-Yee
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T21:30:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T21:30:56Z
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/104770
dc.description.abstract Chinese geomancy (feng shui) has been an important underlying concept behind ancient and modem Chinese architecture. As a parallel to Le Corbusier's Golden Section, principles of Chinese geomancy assist in the determination of various design decisions; such as the location of a site, the geometry of a building or room, and even the arrangement of furniture. Through the means of feng shui, Chinese architecture is able to establish a harmony between heaven, earth and man. I would like to extend this set of principles to design a Chinese embassy in the western setting of Washington D.C. The embassy not only symbolizes the political relationship between the eastern and the western cultures, but it also offers the potential for a harmonic juxtaposition of the eastern concept with a set of western criteria such as zoning and building ordinances. The design would serve as a demonstration of the interaction between eastern and western values; or, more specifically, the interplay between the ideal and spiritual and the realistic and functional. Through complimentary and conflicting dualities, a harmony will be sought through design.
dc.format.extent 84 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Feng shui, Chinese geomancy
dc.identifier.digital RICE2407
dc.contributor.committeeMember Waldman, Peter;Balfour, Alan
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
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dc.identifier.callno Design Thesis Arch. 1990 Ho
dc.identifier.citation Ho, Belinda Oi-Yee. "Feng shui, Chinese geomancy." (1990) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/104770.


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