In Feng Shui there are five natural elements that must be balanced for optimal flow of chi or life force in an environment: Water, Earth, Wood, Fire and Metal. When this flow is in balance it promotes well-being and prevents stagnation and eliminates that feeling of
I made this graphic of the bagua map that is used to overlay on to a floor plan. It is used to map out the elements of the space. I’ve used it in student projects to inform my designs and I think it can apply to all types of design from artwork to space planning. It’s all about the circulation of life force Chi or Qi, or if you look at it pragmatically, the circulation of air/oxygen.