Design Intervention i.d. have achieved further success with their project ‘The Ski Chalet – Japan Alps’ being Shortlisted for the Residential £2.5-5 Million Category in the 2014 Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards.
This Mountain Lodge retreat is situated in the Japanese Alps. The client wanted a sense of luxurious comfort yet with a sense of the informal and at all times imbuing a sense of relaxation. He was very specific in the brief, to ensure that there was all the luxurious comforts of a 21st Century ski lodge but still retains a Japanese feel and reflect the rich cultural heritage of Japan.
The client’s vision for his vacation retreat was for a home with spacious feel where he can come with his family and friends without feeling crowded. He wanted areas where they could spend time together but also cosy spots, where individuals or smaller groups could have some quiet time too. With freezing temperatures outside, he wanted the home to imbue a feeling of warmth; a haven from the harsh elements outside. The home was to be designed as a refuge where loved ones could come together to spend quality time to reconnect, recharge and unwind.
When not in use by the family, the client intended to rent out the property to holiday-makers so our choice of materials had to be hardy enough to endure a rental market by luxurious enough to give the feeling of being pampered. Above all, our brief was to infuse the home with classic Japanese details, reinterpreted in a fresh contemporary way and to combine that with a western level of comfort and a hint of mountain life.