The secrets of Japanese philosophy and Feng Shui in modern homes

Modern houses do not have to put aside more traditional components that we like. And sometimes, we know that some of the details that we like the current design houses belong to the building styles of ancient cultures and distant countries. In fact, this is what happens with how to build MINKA Houses and its link with the ancient Japanese architecture. You may not know that there is a great relationship and, therefore, we will tell you how inspiring MINKA Houses drink a lot of Japanese architectural culture.




The name says it all


Indeed, you may have wondered where the name comes MINKA Houses. Well, take note: in Japan. Yes, as you read. The minkas are traditional Japanese houses. Specifically, it was the houses where they lived who were not part of the samurai caste, ie, traders, farmers and artisans.



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Today, these homes no longer relate to these specific jobs, but with a traditional architectural lines and a certain age. And it is that minkas have become a hallmark of the entire land of the rising sun. There are rural (the most representative) and urban and of different sizes, but we must also highlight some common features. Above all, and this ties in very well with the mentality that prevails in MINKA Houses are houses that were built with materials and highly profitable they could be transported easily, because in those times, there were economic and communications difficulties. Therefore, we highlight the use of natural elements (bamboo, clay, straw, etc.) and, especially wood. Wood, roughly comprises the main frame of the minkas. Finally, we note that the roof is high and with a steep slope, it is also one of the most recognizable parts of the minkas.




Japanese inspiration for Spanish homes


The partnership concept between MINKA Houses and originating minkas is not only the name, but it is much deeper. In fact, a direct precedent of the birth of the company MINKA Houses is the trip he made to Japan its founder, the renowned architect Joan Enric Ejarque Velazquez. Undoubtedly, the design of minkas was inspiring in order to create a line of construction of housing, as Japanese forerunners, they were characterized by a rapid manufacturing and fusion between the interior and exterior to transmit calm, just as it does minimalism. In this sense, it is applied to the houses of modern design concepts and vital feedback spaces of traditional Japanese architecture. It is a way of combining functionality and aesthetics flowing naturally and has great advantages for the buyer, because you can enjoy your new home in a shorter period of time and also saves money. In addition, this model building is harmless to the environment and transmits a pleasant fusion with nature, as evidenced by the significant use made of wood.



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MINKA Houses and Feng Shui


Also MINKA Houses and Feng Shui represent a virtuous association. You know, a little above, the philosophy of MINKA Houses, so we think it's interesting that you drenches of which has given its fame to Feng Shui. And, first, what you have to understand is that Feng Shui is not to accumulate oriental motifs in decorating your home. Simply as a general objective, it is that there is a connection between the internal space distribution (windows, corridors, doors, etc.) and conditions and natural cycles in which the housing is inserted. Therefore, one of the essential conclusions that suits you retain is that the decor Feng Shui sticking with each house is different. This, on the other hand, should not discouraged, but suppose you a stimulus. So Feng Shui, as housing MINKAHouses be characterized by customization and singling out of the spaces. And it is that you must not forget that you yourself can participate with your requirements and suggestions in the design process of your future residence MINKA Houses.



But let's get down to business. One of the main objectives of Feng Shui is to create a vacuum that can generate sensations and healthy state of mind. Therefore, there is something you can get to do, even before the workers and interior designers start work. It is unnecessary to let go of what is basically occupying a space that can be filled with positive energy. Do not forget: freedom of movement and simplicity associated with minimalism are two maxims that are part of the universe Feng Shui. At the end of the day, this feeling of emptiness and positive space have to shift our thinking, so that Feng Shui does not end as involving only a sense of emptiness, but a state of order also extends to images and sounds.



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Some general concepts of Feng Shui


Once you have made this introduction, you'll be interested, particularly, this review of the depiction of Feng Shui on specific aspects of the house. Here we give you some clues.




A fundamental premise refers to the use of light colors and range of pastel shades, especially if we refer to the walls. In general, a color too intense too define the place and would not have room for nuances. And neutrality pursued the implementation of Feng Shui has to allow combinations with furniture, pictures or objects. In addition, temperate colors endow housing more light, which also, as the purpose of energy efficiency MINKA Houses, favors savings. For example, paint everything would disappear burgundy virtually light. Strident and intense, whether, for example, in celebrations or meals, it has consequences that take time to fade. Therefore, Feng Shui, also in colors, commitment to moderation and balance. And as in the overall decor of the house, either we'll advise a color in particular, as their choice will depend on the needs of your space. Please note, to cite a couple of examples, which do not require the same colors decoration Feng Shui of a hospital than a television set.

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The shapes and the elements

Please note that the forms are not to be predominantly aggressive, but quite the opposite. In this case, it would make sense that if there are children in the house, a low table had the edge in song. This does not mean that all forms of the house are to be curves, curves although yes they bring fluidity of movement and softness in the same way that square silhouettes transmit specificity and stability. And the Feng Shui moves in the forms, the five elements of Chinese philosophy: wood (tall and rectangular), water (sinuous and irregular), metal (oval and spherical), earth (square) and fire (triangular and sharp).

the symbolism

If the above you seemed little symbolism, you know that you can also apply it makes sense for you. It is stick to your worldview and your tastes and not abuse recharge. Search roughly translate your own conception of beauty and avoid symbols that are associated with unhealthy habits. Symbols projected on your best wishes, so they appear virtual windows towards achieving your future success.

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The rooms of the house

Finally, we will focus on proposals Feng Shui for decorating each of the rooms of your home MINKA Houses:

- Bedroom. Rest and privacy through the square shapes.

- Receiver. by selective positive energy, good lighting and your favorite colors door.

- Kitchen. Serenity and natural colors.

- Dinning room. Aside from the privacy and the need to have a higher light, you can choose the shape of the table and the colors that fit the lifestyle of your family.

- Children's room. friendly and where children can express themselves and contact with nature, in a certain discipline environment.

In short, advice and concrete contributions in the rooms of our vivendas MINKA Houses. We hope this text has given you valid suggestions.

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