阳宅风水重建 House renovation, Sabah, East Malaysia.
Extending 800 sq.ft of built-in area to 3500 sq.ft.
It took more than 6 months to extend the building into wider space
and face lift it to a much more spacious living environment …
The original …………………………….. The New Design…
装修祈福 Commencement of renovation – The Blessing
Blessing from the “5-Direction Spirits of Earth” 五方土地神 is an important ritual to the Taoist. In Malaysia, blessing from the “Dato-Gong 拿督公” is another important ritual on the renovation commencement day. “Dato-Gong 拿督公” derived from the old day Malay village head of the community, one who deals with all matters within the realm of one housing zone. Hence, praying to both Spirits on the commencement of work is to seek for blessings for the safety of the workers and smooth process throughout the renovation period. An auspicious date and time is specially selected for the blessing ritual, the weather of an auspicious day for ground breaking is always sunny.
Ground breaking commences by the Head of the renovation contractor at a selected auspicious point of the house. Renovation work will commence after a section of the wall is “break-open”, it requires several loud notices to signify “waking-up” of the old environment. Ground breaking may start from either the exterior or interior but must be a section where the new design requires it to be removed and restructured, it is also the direction of the Spirit of Happiness on the selected auspicious day.
The Interior – Main Hall 1
The Interior – Main Hall 2
Main door repositioned from Southwest to Northwest direction to match the Gua-Position of the owner.
The original front door(below right), front section extended outward converted into family hall.
宅内精神局 The Points of Spirits