Floor plans are one of the most important aspects in the Feng Shui of any space so it is very beneficial to know how to look at a floor plan from a Feng Shui perspective.
For example, here’s the floor plan of a large apartment in an elegant upscale Manhattan building. The plan was published in an ad for the building and caught my attention for a number of reasons.
To begin with, from a Feng Shui perspective this floor plan was originally published upside-down.
Apparently this is standard practice in architectural circles, but it gives a distorted view of the Feng Shui of the home.
To see how Chi energy flows through this space, and where the Feng Shui challenges may lie, we need to turn the plan around.
Here is the plan from a correct Feng Shui point of view with the entry at the bottom of the plan:
From this angle you can instantly see how the Feng Shui Bagua Map lays out on the apartment, and notice missing sectors if there are any.
In this particular luxury apartment, notice the rather alarming Feng Shui implications of this floorplan.
The first thing you may notice is the “missing” segment of the home in the upper left-hand part of the floorplan. This is where the Wealth sector and a large portion of the Fame & Reputation area located on this home’s Bagua map, so Feng Shui adjustments will be necessary to compensate for the missing areas.
There are other Feng Shui problems with this luxury apartment as well. Check out Part 2 & Part 3 to find out what these challenges are, how they can be corrected — and whether it might be best to just keep looking if you’re in the market for a new apartment!