Architect Oldrich Hozman (1964) has been professionally involved in architectural design since 1989. Since 1997, his studio accepted “ARC” as its name. The name together with the logo expresses its activity. He likes to sketch, the line helps him to create “Arrrrr … ..c” is carried through the space, it defines the area. Arc is the beginning of the curve. The arc is then a balanced element of two opposing forces. Constant search for harmony.
acad. arch. Oldřich Hozman
Bc. Jiří Procházka
Environmental Declaration of Products
The ARC studio successfully participated in the “Environmental Declaration of Products” project in the years 2006-2008 and managed to get environmental certification as one of the ten selected Czech organizations. This is an international environmental marking of services or products, anchored by the National Environmental Marking Program. The certification is also usable in the EU; it is mainly relevant to communicating with customers, public, and suppliers, and it leads to an awareness that people also receive values outside the calculated price.
This certification, called Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) was awarded to the ARC Studio by the Electrotechnical Testing Institute, based on a two-year review of the methods of designing his architectural projects (according to the principles of holistic architecture) as well as the lifestyle, and way of thinking of the ARC Studio. An approach that respects natural patterns, responsible behaviour towards nature, people, and the environment is characteristic for the ARC Studio.
In the Czech Republic, this certification is currently a voluntary tool for verifying the quality of the product or services provided from an environmental point of view. Given the fact that this trend plays an important role in the decision-making process in the developed countries, it is also increasingly promoted and sought in the Czech Republic.
We cooperate with , which is engaged in the collection, purchase and environmentally friendly recycling of used ink cartridges and laser toners for printers in the Czech Republic. Using collection boxes, they try to simplify the conditions for recycling new materials. They know that many people are discouraged from recycling by the complexity and unavailability of collection points. And unlike our competitors, we also get refilled cartridges and toners !!! All this is FREE. That’s why we’ve decided that the ARC studio will become a collection point. We allow our partners and colleagues to bring empty cartridges and toners to our collection box.
Since 2017, we have a new large-format plotter in our studio. To print the drawings, we try to use 80% of the papers “made in accordance with the principles of the “forest management close to the nature”. See: Wikipedia