Berridge Residence, St Kilda
Hans designed the two storey extension on our single frontage Victorian duplex. There is a heritage overlay on the property and we reside in a council district that has very strict by-laws.
Not only did Hans navigate these complexities with professionalism and perseverance but did it with ‘calm and charm’. A genuine gentleman to deal with to boot. Highly recommend him for your next architectural design project.
Hans did a great job of stepping us through a large renovation project. It was a fun process and with his support we moved through the council process and then step through with builders what we needed to get done.
Great ideas from Hans about the design and now that we are living in the renovated house we can really see the benefits of his ideas to the overall living experience here.
Hans, is a master magician at being able to combine the conceptual ideas and needs of his clients and produce not only a workable solution but an expression of the character, life and the vitally of who will be living in the space that he designs.
He took us though his design discovery process and now for the first time in four and half years we have absolute clarity about what our dream home will look like.
That means the world to us, so thank you Hans you are a master magician at your craft.
We used Hans / Living Colour Studio for planning the renovation and extension of our double fronted cottage in Williamstown to accommodate our growing family. We appreciated the time taken early on to really understand our needs and preferences. Hans patiently helped us through the council processes which were challenging due to heritage overlays. Through a great design we were able to get approval to build the extension that gave us the space we desired. And the final product once complete is absolutely fantastic. Key strengths we saw were: clever design which helped keep build costs down, and great understanding of space and light (all our rooms are really light, but private). We would highly recommend Living Colour Studio and will definitely use them again if we ever embark on another project like this.
Miller / Heine Residence
I have worked with Hans on a couple of different projects and wouldn't use anybody else. His attention to detail, ability to translate exactly what we require into documentation and the continuous service he provides through to construction stage is invaluable. Very knowledgeable and professional.
It’s so simple for Hans to make sense of the impasse I had with my new bathroom layout plan. I will now have a shower with light, a mirror to reflect more light and plenty of cupboard space.
Having worked with Hans to design my dream home I am now finding I just want to stay here all the time to enjoy it!
It’s Hans’s attention to detail that makes this house so special and his use of views and angles to external spaces to bring attention to all the interesting views and garden niches. Who else would have thought to put a little drawer in the laundry for scissors and washing machine instruction booklets?
Claerwen Retreat, Apollo Bay
We had a tight budget, yet needed unique design for the units on our resort. Hans designed within the budget while having an efficient floor plan, maximising the views and siting the units for energy efficiency.