Thursday, May 20, 2010
Maharshi Vastu,mix of OLD AND NEW
Maharishi Sthapatya Veda (MSV) concept advocated by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi andpurportedly a school of "architecture" based on the Hindu tradition of Vastu Shastra.
MVS is said to be based on "ancient Sanskrit texts".MSV emphasizes the use of natural or "green" building materials such as wood, bricks, adobe, rammed earth, clay, stucco and marble. Other natural fibers such as wood, paper, cotton and wool are used in the interiorThe MVS architect also considers the slope and shape of the lot, exposure to the rising sun, location of nearby bodies of water and the other buildings or activities in the nearby environment.Items in the nearby environment, such as high tension wires and microwave towers, are avoided.
According Maharishi Global Construction LLC (MGC) in Fairfield, Iowa, building a home according to the principles of MSV "connects the individual intelligence of the occupant of the house to the cosmic intelligence of the universe".Craig Pearson, Executive Vice President of Maharishi University of Management (MUM), says that spending time in buildings that follow these principles makes one smarter