Michael P Johnson Design Studio
The approach of Michael P. Johnson’s work exemplifies remarkable qualities which rank it among the most valuable paradigms of contemporary architecture. Notwithstanding the climate of corporate America which has overwhelmed the architectural profession, Michael remains one of the “endangered species” in the field; he is one of the last representatives of artists who have never drawn a line between their life and work, who practice architecture on strong ethical codes and personal convictions. Michael’s alternative approach results in buildings which magnetize engross and entertain us. His tender care for the subtle environments he creates, juxtaposed with the intense use of simple materials and methods, produces an architecture that naturally defies trends and serves its purpose. His buildings are highly interactive, as all conventional boundaries of space are reinterpreted in light of innovation, comfort and awareness. They engage us with passion, make us move about, look, sometimes frown in curiosity and amazement, but always leaving us with an elevated sense of enclosure in his architecture; we are constantly tantalized by the careful planning of the “hard elements” of the building (the walls, the partitions, the furniture) while we are placed in perpetual motion between near and distant views, enhanced by the reverberation of the quality of craftsmanship in the hard elements themselves.