Content of Oldrich Hozman´s introductory lecture on Hands On Conference in Pilsen, Czech Republik (11.10.2017): Cultivating Twelve Human Senses and Human Skills. The Legacy of Educational Visionary Jan Amos Komensky. 12 Senses in Rudolf Steiner’s Wisdom about being Human.
An article for the Můj dům (My house) magazine, issue 11/2015; article author: Vlastimil Růžička
There aren’t many organic houses in our country, their number has been increasing rapidly, as a result of nature protection and energy savings. The building designed by the architect Oldřich Hozman is located in the fertile plain, between the villages of Torroella de Fluvia and Sant Miquel de Fluvia in Catalonia.
Můj Dům (My House) magazine, July 2016. A text about the building designed by acad. arch. Oldřich Hozman, written by Vlastimil Růžička.
Stylistic elements include in particular rounded corners – not only the outer corners of the house, but the corners of plaster in the interior, between the wall and ceiling. The corners of the top architraves around the windows, inner lining of the windows or top corners of the door panelling in the interior are also rounded. These recurring forms unify the style in which people feel good. The architecture level of the house is increased by well-processed, high quality artistic details. E.g. sheet metal covering of roof edges or retaining wall is made very carefully. It has a fine profiling. Also the endings of the beam gridirons are finished in full detail.
Poradce ředitelky mateřské školy (Adviser to the Director of the Kindergarten) Magazine, July 2016; text by acad. arch. Oldřich Hozman.
Pedagogy and education include certain principles, by which we accompany a child. These include a sense of truth, experiencing the beauty, and experience of the good. By designing interiors, we can assist in their formation. Character of the shapes of classrooms and their detailed design affect the mental experience of a child. They influence forming of the child’s mental capacity, since they work on the moral and social level. Interaction of environment and education leads in adulthood to transformation of the mental strength from the childhood in overall development of health.
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- Follow-up of the “Healthy Kindergarten Interior” article by the “Lively Creation of Kindergarten Buildings”
Discussion from March 31, 2016 at the Kampa Theater; a story of a journey through ancestral villages and a visit to the Russian ancestral school of the academic Ščetinin in Russia. Discussion with Oldřich Hozman and Anna Tinclová hosted by Mario Večerek and Pavel Kraemer.
Article for the Eco Bývanie Eco Housing magazine, which is the yearbook of the MEDIA/ST publishing, issued in March 2016; author: Branislav Koscelník
At first glance, it will surprise by the liveliness of organic shapes, boldness of solutions, but also by its naturalness and harmony of its arrangement of both outer and inner space. The house in Catalonia, Spain by the river of Fluvia is an example of the fact that when the architect and the investor are tuned to the same wavelength, having not limiting their imagination, inspiring, impressive, and unconventional piece of work can be created. The propagator of the idea of organic architecture and harmony of living, the Czech architect Oldřich Hozman makes no secret of the fact that when working on the house, he was listening to higher forces and principles of geomancy and feng shui.
Domov (Home) Magazine, February 2016; text by Vít Straňák
Natural materials, ecological approach, landscaping, applying the principles of geomancy, feng shui, sacred geometry … And especially holistic architecture. All of these concepts have been inseparably linked with the name of Oldřich Hozman for many years. His unmistakable style of curved buildings is innovative in its own way.
Article for the Člověk a výchova (People and Education) magazine 1/2015, author: Oldřich Hozman
In the issue before last of the Člověk a výchova (People and Education) magazine, at the beginning of the first article I emphasized the importance of the impact of lively, plastically, and artistically shaped structures for education and training. In the first part of this subsequent article, I would like to describe the basic characteristics of the living plastic creation of architecture, in more details – with the features of such aesthetic formation, based on the spiritual view on the developing human. In the second part of the text we will look at how the construction of school buildings can contribute to teachings of the perception and experiencing of the truth, beauty and goodness.
Holistic principles of the construction “The concept of the house is based on a holistic perception of the relationship among man, nature and architecture,” Oldřich Hozman explains. “The construction design takes into account not only energy savings, for which we pay money, but also the level of unmeasurable effects of subtle energies.” That’s why I also paid attention to the quality aesthetic level of details and I was consistently choosing materials close to nature and men. The house is described in the article in details, including home floor plans and sizes..
Domov (Home Magazine), September 2015, Author Vít Straňák
An article for the Střechy-Fasády-Izolace (Roof-Facade-Insulation) magazine, issue 7-8 / 2015; author: Oldřich Hozman
A story and description of ecological house construction from local natural materials. The house is built in northern Spain, not far from the Mediterranean Sea. The emergence of the shape of the house was based on a joint artistic work with the client. The facade is organically shaped from clay plaster. In the article, you will learn the details of the construction process.