Architecture and Interiors of the MAITREA – House of Personal Development in Prague

Description of the project origin on the Maitreya website / 2008, author: Oldřich Hozman

In May 2008 we opened the MAITREA House of Personal Development  in Týnská 6, in Prague’s Old Town. Our newly reconstructed house is on the place full of history in the heart of Prague, close to the Old Town Square, “Týnská” Cathedral and Dlouhá street. The author of the reconstruction and  interior project is acad.arch. Oldřich Hozman. During the reconstruction and in the interiors, his team used a ecological building materials by in a modern way. We would like our House to radiate the reason why it originated – i.e. so that it addresses all those who are on their own path of development, searching, teaching, and leading others. You can search and find through experiential seminars, workshops and lectures – take a look at the offer in our events calendar.

Living as nature demands. How to arrange the nursery in accordance with feng shui

Magazine Aperio, 2/2007 – Everything in nature moves in a spiral. Just look at small children running round. They often turn round and round and zigzag in various ways. Therefore, their rooms should provide a space for their natural movement. This article gives you basic recommendations for healthy living.

Before We Place a Foundation Stone

Magazine Regenerace, 5/2007

Holistic architecture combines spiritual, emotional, vital and physical levels into one creative unit. It is good to connect with the location where the house will be built and to communicate with it. A suitable way of communicating is a ritual. For example the celebration of placing a foundation stone. Nowadays, our main task is finding a balance between thinking and feeling. Therefore, it is important to cultivate a holistic and conscientious planning of our environment. Ecological buildings can also embody spiritual and emotional principles.

Harmony in the Rhythm of Nature and an Interview on Holistic Architecture

Magazine Můj dům, 4/2007 – A report on the construction of a new house on the edge of a small central Bohemian town, honouring the principles of green architecture: open to the sun, the orientation of rooms by cardinal directions, the use of ecological materials, low energy concepts, feng-shui in practice. The article features pictures of the house and the interiors, a drawing of a feng-shui horoscope and information on healthy living.

In the Feng Shui style

Magazine Dům a zahrada, 5/2006 – We visited a house where the ancient Chinese teaching of feng-shui was fully employed . The building is full of vibrant and vital chi energy; it has a harmonic dimension based on a square and the golden ratio, the furniture is arranged with regard to geopathogenic zones and subtle energies…

This ancient Chinese teaching is based on a search for balance between humans, the building and the landscape; this teaching is also now employed during house constructions in the Czech Republic.

Various ecological building materials have been used during the construction. For example, the partition walls were built of unfired bricks which accumulate cold in the summer and heat in the winter.

V dobrém stylu (In a Good Style), ČRo 2 radio programme

Do you know what the holistic architecture is? No worries. The academic architect Oldřich Hozman will explain it to us.


Holistic architecture

rom the Report of the International Conference “Healthy houses” in Brno, 2006

Holistic architecture, what is wholeness and health in buildings and in an environment? Proper use and understanding of Order of the Universe leads us to begin practically use symmetry and harmonic proportions to perfect the sacred architecture of our living structures. How to make the world a better place, through better understanding of archetypal soul-needs, subtle energy of the landscape and the demands of a situation. Spontaneous design and human being’s intuitive creation.

Planets, Atoms, and our Living Rooms

 ASB Magazine 3, 2006

Interview with Oldřich Hozman about a holistic perspective on the creation of an environment. Some of the questions asked in the interview: “What is geomancy? How would you explain feng shui? How do you use solar energy in your designs? What materials do you choose? …”.

Water in a Building

An article in the magazine Můj dům, 12/2005

Piped water came to our houses after 1900. Before that people used wells, wooden troughs and water basins on their land or nearby. Water was brought into the house for use and then taken out again in containers, and much less water was consumed than now. The system had its uses and it was not that bad.

On the other hand, nowadays we can influence the quality of water coming to us through the pipes. In these circumstances one should act with moderation and due consideration.

House in Accordance with Feng Shui Principles

Magazine Domov, 5/2005 – The living space should have characteristics based on the principles of nature. These should correspond with generally valid truths about the layout of individual rooms in a house. What is the basis of feng-shui? And how is it relevant? Read more about the principles of this ancient Chinese teaching which is also used in the Czech Republic when constructing houses. The articles features pictures of interiors using natural materials.