Winston Churchill said – “We shape buildings and thereafter buildings shape us.”
Vaastu, the ancient Indian design recommendations to align direction or orientation for any space inhabited by humans be it the home, place of work or a public space for well-being, works on a similar premise as living spaces designed according to its inherent principles not only last longer but also enhancing the quality of living of the people residing there, contributing to an increase in their lifespan.
The roots of Vaastu are in ancient Indian culture and thinking, which like any culture, is a set of beliefs and practices aimed at providing general well-being and safety to society. Vaastu works by recommending design that orients the living or working spaces in a manner that minimizes the malefic effects of the magnetic field and gravitational attraction of the earth, radiation from the sun, cosmic radiations and wind energy. Mr. Rajan, one of the first residents of Pimento with a successful international career as an investment banker opines that though there is a general perception that Vaastu cannot be applied to circular buildings, there is enough evidence to show that the design of Pimento lends itself to Vaastu and the proof of the pudding lies in the eating for, he has lived there now for more than a couple of years and life has been great.