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- Building contemporary Vastu in Italia and Australia
Maharishi Vastu® Architecture, Applying the principles of Maharishi Vastu design
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Building contemporary Vastu in Italia and Australia
Have you ever looked at our gallery of photos or pre-designs and wondered if these were in the style of home you wanted to live in? Our answer, as detailed here in the new FAQ section of our website is; Maharishi Vastu architecture is a profound system of nature’s abstract principles that can be applied to almost any architectural style-traditional or modern.
We thought you would enjoy seeing two recent Vastu homes in very different styles and very different parts of the world.
First, is an elegant, contemporary Maharishi Vastu home near Padua, Italy which is not only a pleasure to look at but also a joy to live in.
It is situated in the district of Monteortone di Teolo, an area in which new home construction is severely restricted. But, this Vastu home absolutely wanted to be built.
The owners wrote, “To get permits to build a home is a very long and arduous process in all of Italy. What’s more, the hills in which we wanted to build are protected by landscape restrictions and so a great deal of support to get the permit in a relatively short period would be needed. In each case we found the right people at the right time and place to help us fulfill the many bureaucratic steps. In Italy, this is nothing short of a miracle.”
The house is built entirely from wood, without drywall or steel framing. The builder used only locally grown wood from the nearby Austrian Alps. This is an ideal way to build a Maharishi Vastu home–using only natural, non-toxic materials so the air inside the house is fresh and without chemical off-gassing. The home feels great!
The photos in the album reflect many other familiar principles of Vastu architecture: rooms filled with sunlight, lots of the windows operating to allow for good air circulation, and a well-defined Brahmasthan.
The owners moved in a year ago and are experiencing the profound, nourishing effect of this house each day:
“We have been living in our Vastu house for more than a year now, although I would say that is the house, that, bit by bit, lives in us. It seems to have a life of its own and is so clearly connected to the whole of the universe.
That calmness and clarity that we perceived the first few weeks as we walked through the door each day, now seems only a background sense of coherence. The longer we live in the house, the order in our thoughts and harmony in our behavior just keeps increasing.
The perception of this is immediate as soon as we step inside. In fact it is as if within our Vastu house our awareness is without limitations-very expanded and free. We feel this must be due to its perfect orientation. The change in the behavior of my husband is so clear that everyone, I mean everyone, points it out with amazement.
From a more material viewpoint it is as if all the negative influences in our lives are dissolving quickly, even those that existed for many years. Our feeling is that everything in our lives has undergone a noticeable acceleration, and we have had to learn to adapt quickly to new situations.
Anyone coming to our home has a feeling of well-being and inner calm, even people who are not aware of the unique principles guiding the design and construction our house.
The farmer who takes care of our organic vegetable garden, who is not using chemicals for the first time in his life, has noticed something different. A few days ago he told me with poorly concealed envy, “But what did you do to these plants? Everything has grown twice the size of the vegetables in my garden and I have been cultivating them for years!”
I conclude with a humorous sentence from my husband who, after returning from a recent vacation, said, “In this house there is no comparison to a five star hotel-I feel beyond the stars!”
The second home is a highly modern four-story home in Perth, Western Australia. It’s the second Maharishi Vastu home built by the owners. The striking house has been featured in Perth’s weekend newspaper and was nominated for an Australian Institute of Architects WA award.
The owners desired an eco-friendly house of straight-up lines. Its architect conceived of the house as a seaside “bunker”, protected from the elements present on its exposed corner lot and floor-to-ceiling glass elsewhere. In order to save time, elements of the building were prefabricated. Wood, concrete, and marble serve as feature materials on the interior.
At the home’s core is an outdoor court which features a deciduous tree and is framed by a dramatic walking bridge; glass walls of the court as well as selected outside walls retract such that the house can be almost completely opened to the elements in the balmy weather that is common in Western Australian. A hatch in the roof creates a chimney effect for night cooling when the days are too hot and enhances over all airflow, an ideal design feature in a Maharishi Vastu house.
Stairs lead from the top floor master suite to a rooftop terrace that features panoramic views along with a patio, garden, and photovoltaic panels that generate electricity for the home.
What appears to be an abstract design sandblasted onto windows surrounding the front door is actually based on photos of carvings at the ancient Cambodian site of Angkor Wat. See this unique door and more photos of this home.
The owners expressed their feelings on the house by saying, “the house has a wonderful openness. You can look from the front lawn and see all the way through to the rear deck. The external blinds allow light control and access to beautiful views. This is our second Vastu home and we are certainly privileged to live in such a lovely environment.”