Discuss options for redesigning a college visitor center. Which model should be followed: Victorian design or the philosophy of feng shui?
Notes from the Reading passage
Filled spaces – bareness is a sign of poor taste; fill spaces with as many objects as possible; (Peninsula hotel) ornate wood furniture; tabletops, walls adorned with decorative objects, art; size, number of elements give it impressive, elegant atmosphere
Use of rich fabrics: cloth is a primary material in Victorian rooms; thick, rich, drapery compensates for lack of light; fabric on furniture; plush carpets, rugs; (Peninsula Hotel) thick draperies on windows
Decoration of walls: (Peninsula Hotel) molding, wallpaper, paint; moldings add texture, depth to already complicated interiors; results – rooms that overflow with decorative, elegant elements
The two main concepts of Feng shui: Balance and Energy Flow
Make notes on the lecture about how Feng shui has influenced Frank Lloyd Wright