Mid-Century modern is among my favorite architectural styles. The enduring design has the distinct appeals that can not be denied. Having completed several projects in this style, it is fair to say I have gained special appreciation of this unique building style.
With my focus on bringing high-quality design solutions incorporating wellness into all my projects, I am keen to explore if a Mid-Century modern home like the Miller House was, coincidentally, designed with principles of Classical Feng Shui. The world’s renowned architect, Eero Saarinen, was commissioned by the industrialist and philanthropist, J.Irwin Miller, to design this home in Columbus, Indianapolis. This case study was published in the inaugural issue of Feng Shui Journal which is available in the link below.
For a sneak peek, the following is an excerpt from the article I co-wrote with Master Jen Stone.
“Saarinen was the architect of the TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City. His design for the Miller’s has a rectilinear form like many Mid-Century modern buildings. This configures well with the external forms, which is flat throughout. Another notable feature of the site is that it is bordered on the west by the Flat Rock River, flowing in the southwardly direction. Although the house has a very simple layout, consisting of four major areas occupying the four corners, it served as a shared space among 7 family members. From an external landscape perspective, this is very much in alignment with Form School Feng Shui.”
The article dwells further into the Classical Feng Shui analysis using a very specific mapping technique and mathematical calculation. One important aspect of my selection of this architectural gem for this case study is that I deliberately chose it for not having any knowledge of the occupants. The history of the Millers was only later revealed to me through further research. To put it mildly, I was astounded by how the life of Mr. Miller relates to the Feng Shui of the house.
To read the entire article and other Classical Feng Shui related topic, click on the link below to get your copy of the Feng Shui Journal.
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