Eliška Hájková

Dear Mr. Hozman,

it is nice to see that even today, where everyone is in a rush, there are people who value a few complimentary words with utmost humility.

I have been interested in feng-shui for several years now. I received a certificate from the Czech School of Feng-Shui, which is a dream come true to me, however, I mostly valued the opportunity to become familiar with the idea of inner peace before entering a room, where a person helps the inhabitants harmonize the area. I also (and still think so) believe I learnt about ecological materials for building houses.

Thanks to you and Mr. Melichar (I went to go see a house the both of you cooperated on in Lány), I came to realize even more that the house was alive. I cannot approach a house from the perspective that “I have 4 walls, windows are there, doors there, where would the sofa look best”… (I’m sure you understand). I now know that the energy in space – originally belonging to nature, which people then develop, is here much earlier than we are. Therefore we need to approach it with respect, in order for the energy to accept us, understand us and for it to be willing to support us.

I will give you an example of when your attitude inspired me: Before Christmas, my father had to move his store. After a while, he found suitable space and invited the entire family to come and take a look. After bringing inner peace and requesting acceptance from the energy of the area, I cleaned the rooms with a candle, scented sticks and an idea. Then the entire family joined hands and expressed our intentions independently out loud. Expressing what will become of the rooms and wishing for support. Only after this ritual did my father begin to move:-)

Thank you for inspiring me:-)

A healthy lifestyle, meditation and exercise is a completely natural part of my life. And what you do, the beautiful houses you design, lectures…its great to return to the humble group we are. Before (meaning earlier civilization), it was normal to use natural materials, watch the land over the years, seasons, the sun and only afterwards begin to build…

The day when our souls begin to move forward in quantum leaps thanks to the holistic thinking method, is here.

Respectfully
Eliška Hájková

René Močuba

Dear Mr. Hozman,

Thank you for the series of your lectures in the Municipal Library, which have been so invaluably inspiring for me. At first I thought that the lectures would be “only” focused on feng shui and I was very surprised by the coverage, overlap and comprehensiveness to the whole holistic architecture that I highly appreciate – that is to say not the architecture whipped out of context but the one forming an integral part of the holistic life approach. It is great that in the era of the type apartment houses there are still architects returning to the life roots and archetypes, to what we still can perceive as something completely natural.

Me an my wife, we develop our own design of our house and I am the most pleased that you have confirmed our own feelings. What I mean is that I perceive the principles of holistic architecture that I have got acquainted with at your lectures as inexplicably right and natural and therefore also alive. I am especially pleased that I can trust my own intuition. Your lectures act as a certain feedback in confirming of my own feelings and the art of listening to my own perceptions. Let me express great thanks for your cultural and didactic work.

Faithfully yours,
René Močuba

René Močuba

Dear Mr. Hozman,

I attended the whole series of your lectures at the Municipal Library early this year and I have to admit that they have been great inspiration for me. Let me please address you with a plea – in the professional texts published at your website I found a document including photographs of a tile stove that captivated my attention. Could you please give me contact to the manufacturer of the stove?

Best regards,
René Močuba

Organic Housing

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.

Healthy Kindergarten Interior

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.

 

Ancestral School and Ancestral Village in Russia

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.

The House that Listens to the Voices of Nature

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.

In the Name of Rounded Friendliness

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 […]

Shaping the architecture of Waldorf Schools (Part 2)

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.

House as a Poppy Flower

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