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Issue 3: June 2004 Newsletter of Maharishi Global Construction    Translate This Article
Fairfield, Iowa, United States
28 June 2004

Anyone with the slightest familiarity with modern construction methods and materials knows how unhealthy some new buildings are. People ask us repeatedly what guidelines are given in Maharishi Vedic architecture concerning the use of construction materials.

Our primary recommendation is to build with natural and non-toxic materials suitable to the local climatic conditions. Walls, roofs, and floors made of solid wood, stone, clay tile, brick or earth. These are the materials that people are returning to who want to live in a healthy home.

Maharishi Vedic architecture promotes thick, breathing walls, a principle not common in conventional U.S. construction. Thick walls help to support the protective quality of the Vastu and make a natural barrier to weather elements. Most natural wall material will allow the house to breathe even when they are thick.

But even if finances do not allow for the extensive use of log or earth construction, it is still possible to make use of many non-toxic materials with conventional stick-frame or modular construction. . . .

'Maharishi Sthapatya Veda is that aspect of the cosmic knowledge of Natural Law which maintains the buildings in which the individual lives and works, and the environment in which he moves, well set in cosmic harmony. This is the purpose of architecture: it should take into account all environmental values of individual and collective life.' — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from Celebrating Perfection in Administration

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