The Tsui House in Leo & Pisces – The Ideal Constellation For A Holiday Home
Astrology & Architecture: The Tsui House in Leo & Pisces – The Ideal Constellation For A Holiday Home
The “Ojo del Sol House” also called “The Fish House” by local residents, is a home designed in 1993 by architect Eugene Tssui. The name “Ojo Del Sol”, Spanish for “Eye of the Sun”, originates from the fifteen foot diameter eye-like window that faces south. The nicknames given to the house seem to pick up the resonance of its astrogeographical position in Leo with Pisces.
According to the architect Eugene Tsui the design of the Tsui House in Berkeley, California is based upon the world’s most indestructible living creature: the tardigrade.
“This home may look familiar to you if you know anything about Tardigrades—microscopic animals said to be the world’s most indestructible living creatures. The 2000-square-foot Tardigrade-shaped residence was designed by Eugene Tsui to be “the world’s safest house.” Its aerodynamic shape and Ener-grid Block construction, which utilizes recycled Styrofoam and cement blocks reinforced with steel and concrete, is meant to improve the home’s fire and wind resistance. Shelving and cabinetry are built into the structure to lessen the likelihood of falling or breaking pieces in the event of an earthquake. According to the designer’s site, walls are angled inward at 4 degrees to “create a compressive structure with a low center of gravity further aiding in resistance to lateral turnover forces produced by strong earthquakes.” (from: “This Old house”)
Astrogeographic position for field level 4 which describes the atmosphere of the house itself: the Tsui House is located in highly imaginative, relaxed, spiritual water sign Pisces the sign of the sea & ships, dreaming, sleeping, reconnection, entertainment, holidays, movies, art and the most important astrological resonator for temples. The 2nd coordinate lies in highly energetic, magnetic, self-centered emotional, royal fire sign Leo the sign of the sun, light, the heart, sexuality, and the right for emotional self-expression and to do whatever one feels to.
Like no other constellation the combination of Leo`s craving for intense, self-centered emotionality with Pisces the stimulator of letting go, retreating and reconnection with the spiritual plane stands for the ideal holiday home especially for beach holidays.
The Tsui House was designed by american/chinese architect Eugen Tsui
noted for his use of ecological principles and “biologic” design. The strucutre was built between 1993 and 1995.