Family house in Smolné Pece

A study of a low-energy house with a thatched roof in the village of Smolná Pec near Karlovy Vary. Building from natural materials with clay plaster and a furnace.

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Ready house

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Example of the Implementation Documentation

Garden restaurant and Physical Therapy Center in Průhonice

A project of the Physical Therapy Center in Průhonice near Prague. Reconstruction and extension of the former hotel to the Physical Therapy Center with a restaurant, auditorium, accommodation, and a garden restaurant. The project’s philosophy follows the stylish garden restaurant and its syle is inspired by the period of the “Grandmother” from the novel by Božena Němcová. The garden is designed based on permaculture principles and contains plants with edible fruits. There also grow herbs suitable for preparing meals in the restaurant.

Restaurant photo-gallery

Finished Building

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Creation of the Model

Joint work with the client on the model helped to enrich design ideas. This work helped the client to clarify his ideas about the future structure of the garden and garden restaurant. The model helps to better see and clarify the spatial context. When working on the model, there were also gardeners present, being in charge of the implementation of the future garden. It was a teamwork, leading to overall agreement on the emerging work …

Reconstruction of MAITREA – House of Personal Development in Prague

A project of complex reconstruction of the Maitrea apartment building close to the Old Town Square. There are vegetarian restaurant, alternative lectures and information centre, meditation room, offices, and apartments located in the house. The project is integrally solved, including geomancy and feng shui. The construction methods and materials used are based on the Baubiology principles. Throughout the house, there are clay plaster and healthy radiant wall heating.

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You will find more information about the house on the Maitreya company website.

Building after the reconstruction

Interior of the Maitrea restaurant

The interiors of the Maitrea restaurant in Týnská street 6, Prague 1. Together with the client and the operator, we wanted to design a beautiful and healthy environment for the human soul. The restaurant is an oasis for refreshment of both body and soul. The interior is made of natural materials and it was developed based on the principles of feng shui. In the restaurant area there are several works of art, such as fountains and a fireplace.

Interiors of the house

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Geomancy and Creation of the Environment

In terms of geomancy, subtle energies were checked in the house. For example, the Bovis energy, geopathogenic zones of ground water, and the house was also connected with the energies of the sacred energy lines of Prague. In the basement, a small stone circle is placed in the floor of the restaurant in order to harmonize the whole building. During the construction of the house, there were several harmonizing rituals conducted for the being of the house and the spirit of the place.

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Organic Architecture in the Spirit of Catalan Traditions

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.

Project of the Chapel in Vyšný Kubín

Project of the chapel in Vyšný Kubín in the Slovak Republic. This multipurpose religious building with two crypts will be located on the southern slope above the village of Vyšný Kubín.

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Floor plan of the ground floor of the Camphill complex. On the left side of the area are two original farms. Both are used for sheltered housing. In the upper left farm is also the agricultural part of the "Farm at the confluence". In the middle is a social hall with a dining room. At the bottom right is a building of sheltered workshops with accommodation in the attic. An elliptical building in the middle right is designed for a small chapel.

Sheltered Living Camphill in České Kopisty

Camphill sheltered housing project in České Kopisty near Litoměřice. The intention is to create a complex with several houses for community living. The complex includes sheltered workshops such as a textile workshop, a carpentry shop, a ceramic workshop, a workshop for processing beeswax and candles, a bakery, a fruit dryer and facilities for agricultural activities and work with animals.

Realized parts of Camphill areal

Interiors

A project of the interiors for the  Camphill  sheltered housing in České Kopísty. Interiors and furniture in the socio-therapeutic facility. Implementation of natural materials. Because of their shapes and colours, the used shapes of furniture, doors, and windows have therapeutic character.

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Creation of the Model

Joint work on the model helps to develop forming of the community. It leads to sharing ideas and linking individual opinions. The work that is created in this way is subsequently bore during the realization by the auxiliary forces that are connected with the spirit of the community. As a result, these are the real daily situations during which the work is done. In the beginning, everything came from a mutual agreement … and from creativity, where one shape is followed by the next one …

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Example of the Implementation Documentation

Family house in Ricmanice

A study of the low-energy house north of Brno in the village of Řícmanice. Ecological timber construction of the house and garden buildings, using natural building materials. A construction with organic shapes was created together with the client during modelling of the architectural model.

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Creation of the Model

It is important to involve as many future users as possible in the design creation. When working on a model, circumstances that one would not take into account will emerge from the work on the model…Based on the consideration of the number of rooms and their orientation to the cardinal, we started to build a model house. The method of working together allows the design process to bring not only the forces of thinking, but also the strength of feeling and will. Each family member brings liveliness and joy into the process of creating the model, feeling the context and building on the work of others. It gradually results in mutual agreement about the creation of the house. All participants are able to mentally connect with the emerging design in a better way. Working with clay during the modelling creates certain calm and concentrated mood. It also attracts the attention of children who perceive the forces of inspiration that enter the process of joint creation.

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Family house in Lány na Důlku

A study of a low-energy family house in Lány na důlku near Pardubice.

A wooden low-cost family house using natural building materials.

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Family house in Říčany

A study of a low-energy family house in Říčany u Prahy. A wooden low-cost family house using natural building materials.

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Eko Hotel El Palol, Spain

Projekt celostního hotelu ve španělském El Palol – centra pro rozvoj fyzických, duševních a duchovních vlastností člověka. Rekonstrukce a dostavba původního kláštera El Palol u řeky Fluvia v Katalánsku na hotel s ekologickými vlastnostmi.

Myšlenka celého díla zohledňuje duchovní, duševní a fyzické kvality člověka a jejich rovnoměrný rozvoj. Na duchovní úrovni pracuje projekt s inspirací zadavatele. Například tak, že byly společně s ním hlavní myšlenky a představy o tvarech nových staveb zachyceny modelováním do sochařské hlíny. Na duševní úrovni se projekt obrací svým humanistickým záměrem ke spolupráci s duší místa a s elementárními bytostmi místa. Například tak, že byly společně s klientem slavnostně položeny hraniční kameny okolo celého pozemku. Je to způsob jak komunikovat a sdělit záměr duši místa. Na fyzické úrovni je projekt šetrný k přírodě. Například tím, že jsou všechny tepelné zisky potřebné pro provoz hotelu získávány ze solárních panelů a veškeré interiérové omítky jsou z místní hlíny.

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