Decision making to purchase family homes: Feng Shui versus sustainability

Publisher:
The Project Management Association Finland (PMAF) in co-operation with IPMA
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Project Perspectives, 2014, XXXVI pp. 64 - 69
Issue Date:
2014-01
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Purchasing a family home is the most important decision to make. Feng Shui is an important element to be considered in purchasing real estate property for many Chinese families. The concepts of Feng Shui has been gradually adopted and accepted in the western world. It has been found that, in many perspectives, there are similarities between the concepts of traditional Chinese Feng Shui where harmony between environment, buildings and people are created; and western style of sustainability that focuses the harmonious relationship between human and nature. This paper reviews the Feng Shui elements considered by Chinese families and explores the main features considered by the Western families when purchasing a home. Through case studies in Sydney, the findings will be compared and the elements that are similar or different will be discussed.
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