I first became involved with Vos Architecture & Design during mid-2015 when we were considering an alteration and extension for our 1930s Art Deco home in Caulfield North, VIC. I had spoken with a “short list” of five architects at that time about their vision for our home and John was the most passionate and considered architect we had met. He has since exceeded our expectation throughout the project.
I provided a tough brief to John to introduce significantly more light and space and seamlessly link the modern sleek living space with original 1930’s home. I also had a modest budget to work with so all costs had to be contained. John came up with a creative and innovative design for our home that we would never have thought of. John’s design for a two storey Art Deco inspired pavilion joined to the original home is sympathetic to the original home and its surrounds whilst providing a modern home with all rooms full of light and space. The house featured a wide hallway running through the original home which opened up into a large, open-plan living area flooded with natural light. Despite the modest land size, three new spacious bedrooms with floor to ceiling windows are also added while maintaining a fantastic size backyard. John’s attention to even the smallest details was incredible. I now have an extremely beautiful, totally unique, and functional home with many synergies.
It is clear from the above that I am extremely pleased with our new home. John always listened to what we were wanting to achieve and I had complete faith in John. John also provided us invaluable advice at each stage of the project from design to construction, and made sure our concerns were always addressed with the utmost professionalism. Every part of the house was carefully considered.
We give John and Vos Architecture and Design our strongest recommendation and we wish them every success in the future.
If you're building a home to live in, we would highly recommend Vos Architecture. We considered other architects and had difficulties with the work they had provided. As our area is governed by restrictive laws, our dream home design was a constant 'back to the drawing board' with council's planning department. We had considered other sketch design layouts which also fell short. Some of the designs had the Powder Room off the kitchen area, another located the pantry facing my entertaining area. Even the simple things were not right.
We were referred to John Vos who took control of the process, sorted design issues and used his experience to work through the pain of council approvals. It was truly refreshing to have a professional listen to me and incorporate my wants into my home design. John offered lighting, heating and interior design suggestions. He included a large walk in pantry, gave my son some much deserved noise buffering and privacy, and turned a dead space into a beautiful TV wall unit. My kitchen definitely has the 'wow' factor. John advised lowering the ceiling to define the space, added feature light fittings, and guided me on storage and material suggestions. In his 3D computer model, he was able to show me views of different angles of the same space, and show them at different times of the day. I could see how the shadows changed the look of the area, and I could then really understand what it would look like before it was built.
I wholeheartedly recommend John as a man of conceptual talent with the practical tools to back that up. Coming up to twelve months back home, my kids still remind how cool the house is. I watch them prepare their food for themselves with ease, lounging around, and just enjoying each other's company. In two words: 'saved us'.
My experience working with Vos Architecture & Design has been excellent. John is a true professional who brought design skill, attention to detail, and management skills to our project. He has thorough understanding of the process with local councils and getting things built.
Working with John was a positive experience from the very start. He understood our brief but at the same time he guided us through other options that maximised our project potential. We are now well settled in our new home and the whole family enjoys the spaces we have available to us.
We chose John (Vos Architecture) after interviewing a short list of other architects. John was realistic in what could be achieved on our inner city block and came up with an interesting functional design that met the prime requirements of our design brief. He was able to come up with numerous solutions to problems created by a difficult municipal authority and we are looking forward to enjoying living with John's design.
We have no hesitation in recommending John's services to any potential client who will find his calm, friendly and thoughtful approach to the project and dealings with his clients a genuine asset.
John has done a fantastic job of designing our 'dream' home. Great service and nice work, John. We are now on the stage of getting a building permit and getting quotations for contract issue.
John came recommended to us by a family member, as someone of skill and integrity. We provided him with a loose brief for the design of 2 townhouses in Keilor East, that they simply be modern, luxurious and cost effective. The two concept floor plans he provided for our review considered a variety of issues such as openness of areas, capturing of sunlight, flow of spaces, adults and kids zones, resale value, building cost, and simple engineering.
Once the layout was selected, he moved on to the 3D drawing stage, where we saw our dream come to life. Working in with council, John dealt with the challenge of creating a design which we would love, and also gain the approval of the Townplanning Department.
Our experience working with Vos Architects & Design has been excellent. John is a true professional who brought design skill, attention to detail, and management skills to our project. He has thorough understanding of the process with local councils and getting things built.