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This fabulous architecture belongs to the Marina Sands Hotel in Singapore. I’d probably have to take a valium before I dared go to the edge of the infinity pool on the skypark deck level. Criminy! A friend is staying there now traveling for business. Lucky dog!

Feng Shui By Fishgirl analysis: the use of 3 towers is good feng shui numerology. The curves as indicated by the pool shot above add to the yin energy to balance the phallic towers. The skydeck resembles a giant surfboard from what I can tell. So far so good. But I think the hotel management needs to send me a ticket and put me up for a week in order to get a full feng shui report card. . .

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Tianmen Mountain National Park in China has just opened a breathtaking (and scary!) glass walkway a mile up a mountain that hugs a cliff. See more photos at newgarde blog. You don’t have to go all the way to China for this type of thrill, though. The Grand Canyon Skywalk has a glass balcony that you walk way out and over the majestic Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Personally, I’m chicken when it comes to doing this kind of thing. I’d have no problem living in a glass house like the one I featured recently on Feng Shui By Fishgirl but I’d have a huge problem walking on glass over a deep chasm. What about you?

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My friend Maureen posted this on her facebook page and it instantly piqued my interest. This sustainable “hobbit house” was built in only 4 months by a novice builder at a cost of only $4,700 USD (not including the land). Read the full article and see a lot more of the interior, floorplan, etc at the link here:

Man Builds Fairy Tale Home for His Family – For Only £3,000 | Gaia Health.

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Innovative: 1931 Water Tower Home on 9 Floors

Innovative Conversion: 1931 Water Tower Turned into Modern Apartment.

From time to time I like to repost other people’s blogs. This one is from Freshome.com and shows the floorplans and several photos of a highly unusual home. What about the feng shui of this space? Well, traditionally spiral staircases are not considered to be great feng shui because they are like having a giant corkscrew drilling through your home. You can see/feel that exact thing happening in the photo of the master bedroom here. The spiral staircase was placed right in the middle of the room! Why?

Notice how the other rooms have a much better feel and the stairs are built-in and better placed to the sides of the building. Since the architects had the option to do it either way, I find it curious that they did so many different versions of staircases in the same home. I find that distracting and disjointed so that makes it less than perfect feng shui. On the plus side the circular shape of the building and the rooms is wonderful if impractical. To live on 9 levels (9 is a good feng shui number) without the benefit of an elevator would be daunting at times…especially getting to the bathroom or the kitchen.

I smiled when I saw this unique home is in Holland. Having just visited there recently I was impressed by the originality of design ideas there. Even the 16th Century buildings in Amsterdam were wonderfully innovative.

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I’ve seen some strange architecture but this one made me paws…A hotel shaped like a giant beagle where you and your dog can spend the night in comfort. The Dog Bark Park Inn is located in Cottonwood, Idaho. I will have to add it to my list. I’m betting the fang shui is very auspicious, what do you think?

Dog Bark Park Inn

Would you stay in a place that looks like this? Do you travel with your pets?

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