“Nothing requires the architect’s care more than the due proportions of buildings.” Marcus V. Pollio
The shape and proportion of a building is very important for good Feng Shui. Out of proportion buildings and features create Feng Shui issues. Unusual shapes also create concerns. The relationship of your building with its neighbors must also be in proportion and harmonious or you can bring about problems for yourself or the neighborhood.
What shape is best
Generally speaking we prefer a square or slightly rectangular building shape. This shape and proportion allows all the energetic areas to be of aproximately the same size. This creates a kind of balance. A very long and skinny rectangle, for instance, will cause some energy areas to be very small and other to be much larger thus creating an imbalance. More unusal shapes such as a “V” shape, a zig-zag, or cross shape building may cause certain energy areas to be completely absent.
Missing means problems
Since each energy area relates to specific people such as the owner/head of household, mother/oldest woman, sons and daughter/employees etc, when these areas are missing or out of proportion these people will experience problems. Each of the areas also relates to parts of the body. Missing or out of proportion areas can create illness or in business-disfunction.
A building that is much larger than its neighbors draws attention to itself. This is not necessarily a good thing. The nail that sticks out is the one that gets hammered. It is out of proportion to the surroundings. If a building is much fancier than surrounding buildings can you imagine what might happen? A building that is much smaller than others in the area can be overshadowed and crowded by what surrounds it. The same can happen to the business or people who live there.
Give due concern to a buildings proportion.
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