Michael Rapp

About Michael Rapp

Michael RappMichael Rapp has been an architect for 25 years, ten of which he spent in New York. He has been a Feng Shui consultant for ten years and developed the leading software for professional Feng Shui consultants in Europe and North America. For the last five years Michael has focused applying his knowledge of Feng Shui to each step in the planning process. Now Michael is totally hooked and experiences each new project as an exciting exploration of how Feng Shui can guide to a convincing solution.

Michael Rapp is a chartered Architect and Feng Shui Consultant in Munich, Germany.

Practical approach to Feng Shui Building Design

Michael is a passionate architect and Feng Shui has tremendously expanded his ability to design buildings of astonishing quality. In his view Feng Shui should become a required course for everyone pursuing a degree in architecture or design.

"And the great news is that Feng Shui has also made my job a lot easier!"

elevation house workshopOne might assume that the elements of Feng Shui add complexity to the already demanding process of design! Surprisingly, Michael has discovered the opposite is true! With the proper methodology Feng Shui guides the process to a coherent solution. That leads to certainty and frees from indecision and doubt. The lecture will in detail show how certainty just "appears" when following a careful methodology.

Traditionally design solutions result from the elimination of inferior choices. With Feng Shui the process is streamlined to a solution fulfilling the many requirements found in the Feng Shui analysis. It also makes client communication much easier as the process is more fact than purely aesthetic based.

In Michael's work Feng Shui does not appear at all mystical but reveals itself as a tool that helps to shape a building. There aren't any references to the Chinese culture necessary, just carefully placed walls, windows and doors - a quite "normal looking" house is the result.

House section workshop

Making connection to a place requires careful and exacting analysis of the environment. It is a sometimes tedious task, but from Michael's point of view, cannot be abbreviated by "gut feelings". One particular building design fits only one single location! It is the analysis of the Qi situation of a place, methodically categorized into 3 components, Human, Earth and Heaven Qi, that builds the foundation of Michael's design.

A major part of the challenges in today's modern architecture is a misconception of what is essential about building. Feng Shui can guide the way as Tao Teh Ching explains in this famous poem:

Thirty spokes converge upon a single hub;
It is the hole in the centre that the use of the cart hinges
We make a vessel from a lump of clay;
It is the empty space within the vessel that makes it useful
We make doors and windows for a room;
But it is these empty spaces that make the room livable
Thus, while the tangible has advantages,
It is the intangible that makes it useful.

analysis tools workshop

As most of modern architecture's interest goes towards organizing walls, columns and glass, the quality of the void suffers. Feng Shui offers great tools to examine and shape that void to make buildings more energetic and powerful for the people who live and work in that space.

Michael will present his very personal down to earth approach to Feng Shui. At this talk you will:

- see some great techniques to visualize Feng Shui,
  • - hear about a clear methodology that can guide you through difficult projects,
  • - learn about some Feng Shui software that will speed up your computations as well as
  • - enable you to present your consultation professionally to your clients.

Feng Shui is an indispensible tool for Michael's architectural practice. Anyone who wants to see how unique design solutions adapt closely to the people, the environment and the task, should come to this talk. Michael is enthusiastic about sharing his experience with you.