Art and Design, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Jun  2021, Pages 27-38; DOI:

Comparative Analysis of Traditional Building Concepts – the Ideal Feng Shui Model of the Form School and the Typical Pastrovska House

Art and Design, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Jun  2021, Pages 27-38.


Goran Koprivica 1*

1 School of Art and Design, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China

Received: 20 January 2021; Accepted: 22 February 2021; Published: 26 March 2021

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Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese discipline that tends to harmonize the relationship between humans and their environment. As one of its representative branches, the Form School observes geographical features to determine an auspicious location for a settlement. The most often representation of the Form School in literature is the Ideal Feng Shui model. Although an original Chinese creation, the Ideal Feng Shui model shares similar views with many traditional housing concepts worldwide on communication with their surroundings. This paper compares the Form School’s Ideal Feng Shui model with an idealized model of typical traditional Montenegrin house so-called Pastrovska house to discover and understand the extent of similarity among them. The information gathered from academic works on conceptual models and personal experience of both cultural circumstances defines the comparative points. It may be concluded that traditional Pastrovska house shares numerous similar ideas with the Ideal Feng Shui model even though there is no historical or cultural connection between them, which speaks for their universal characters. It is also noted that both sides of the comparative analysis contain a high degree of sustainability and have the potential as reference models for environmentally friendly architectural undertakings.


Ideal Feng Shui Model, Pastrovska House, Traditional Building, Environment, Sustainability, Ecology


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