Vastu Design

Vastu DesignIndia’s ancient science of Vastu architecture applies its principles to contribute to the emotional, physical and spiritual
health and happiness of the building’s occupants.

Recommended Reading

World Architecture

An Architecture for People: The complete works of
Hassan Fathy
by James Steele
A middle eastern architect, designer and builder of earth structures.

Building with the Breath of Life by Tom Bender
An excellent and in depth exploration of the sacred traditions of buildings.

A Master Course in Feng-Shui by Eva Wong
One of the best introductions and for the person who wants to practice this discipline. I highly recommend it.

The Natural House Catalogue by David Pearson
An excellent survey and resourse.

Sacred Geometry by Robert Lawlor
A step by step presentation to this subject.

Silence Song and Shadows by Tom Bender
An introduction to the possibility of structuring the sacred in our built environments.

Sthapatya Veda by Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati
The complete textbook on building architecture of Vaastu Shastra by the master.
Thai Style by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni and William Warren
Good examples of wood buildings that exhibit traditional plan solutions
that suggest a relationship to the ancient knowledge of Vaastu science.

Alternative Building

Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings by Paul Graham MacHenry
This book is by one of the Southwest’s expert earth builders. I
attended an earth building seminar by Mr. MacHenry. His spectrum of
knowledge and dedication to earth building was very inspiring.

The Rammed Earth House by David Easton
Very informative.

The Straw Bale House by Athena Swentzell Steen, Bikll Steen, David Bainbridge, David Eisenberg
An excellent resource for knowledge on this type of building.

Sustainable Lifestyle

Country Wisdom by David Larkin
A light read on the subjects of history, lore and practice of country living. Good pictures.

Green Architecture by Taschen
An interesting world survey.

Nature and the Idea of a Man-made World by Crowe
“An Investigation into the Evolutionary Roots fo Form and Order in the Built Environment”

Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison
The bible on this subject