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Wildwood house built in harmony with nature
by Amy Bertrand - St. Louis Post-Dispatch Lifestyle Editor
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29 August 2008
On 29 August 2008 STLtoday.com reported:
A St. Louis, Missouri couple builds their Wildwood home on the principles of Vedic architecture -- a type of building designed in accordance with Natural Law -- which promotes health, energy, and harmony with nature.
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Bob and Joan Buck say that their house was built by using the principles of Vedic Architecture, which were set down thousands of years ago in Sanskrit text.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, 'But it was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of Transcendental Meditation, who interpreted them and brought them to light for modern folks.'
The article quoted Bob as saying, 'The idea is that you live in a house in harmony with nature. We know buildings can make you sick, so why not approach that from another perspective. What can buildings do to make you healthy?'
After visiting a subdivision of houses in Fairfield, Iowa that were built in the Vedic traditional method but with varying styles, such as contemporary, traditional, or farmhouse, Bob and Cindy decided to follow suit and build their own.
Cindy was quoted as saying that the Vedic designed houses they visited, 'had such a feeling to them, an energy'.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, 'Though they built it according to the principles, the style, with its white walls, tall ceilings and exorbitant amounts of light, is all theirs.'
The article quoted Bob as saying, 'You get close to nature as a result of living here. Friends say they feel the energy and the positive flow when they come here, and that's really rewarding.'
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch also noted principles of Vedic architecture that the Bucks took into account in the design and building their healthy home—including proper orientation and slope of the land; orientation of the building on the site according to the cardinal directions, and facing east; and correct placement of the rooms in the house according to the activity occurring in each room (for example cooking, dining, sleeping, meditation).
The article also noted that use of natural building materials is best. The Bucks 'used cellulose instead of fiberglass for insulation and wood instead of metal for the beams in their home'.
Another key element is the centre of the home, the Brahmasthan. 'To mark theirs, the Bucks put four tiles amid their Asian beechwood floors. The tile theme was also carried out in the entry for aesthetics.'
The article also commented on the 'flow' of light on each level throughout the house, and that 'skylights bring in lots of light from above'.
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