Silver Winner 2022 – Ice & Fire Chalet - Architecture Collection
Silver Winner of the Architecture & Design Collection Awards 2022

Ice & Fire Chalet

Private Residence Medium Architecture Concept
Professional Category

Architect / Designer:

Franck Giral


ABD Architecture LLC

Design Team:

Franck Giral Hiroshi Kobayashi Ekarat Mesmalai Pierre Biard


Ice and Fire symbolize the beautiful local volcano Mt Yotei when it’s covered with snow in winter and represents the contrast between Niseko’s harsh winter and the warmth and comfort expected in ski resort’s chalets. The dark, cold metal cladding protects the building from the cold weather, with standing seams dropping from the roof like icicles. While the light tone of natural cedar and oak wood and the fireplace at the core of the living area bring the cozy warmth to the interior.

ABD Architecture LLC

ABD Architecture LLC is an architectural design firm located in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, and was founded by a foreign engineer with a Japanese architect license. ABD has more than 15 years in construction projects and developments in the international ski resort Niseko and other Japanese resorts. The team of talented professionals from all over the world offers services in project management, consulting, master planning design, interior design, and architectural design for projects in Niseko, Furano, greater Hokkaido and Japan. ABD can cater for clients in English, Japanese, French and Chinese.

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