Richard Mitzman Architects Shortlisted in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014

Richard Mitzman Architects have been successfully shortlisted in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014.  Chalet Januke will compete for the Ski Chalet Award.

Janluke is a new build family chalet. Uncompromisingly modern use of materials and space. A reinvention of a traditional chalet typology.

The brief was to provide a contemporary family chalet that maximises the views of the Rhone Valley, a large double-height glazed living room that blurred the boundaries between internal and external space, an external sun lounging terrace off the main living area, a spa room with sauna and an external private jacuzzi spectacular master suite with balcony overlooking the main living area flexible accommodation for up to ten people with full en-suite facilities, a mixture of traditional and modern materials. Bespoke furniture.


The large glazed facade offers spectacular views of the surrounding area and a real connection with the mountains “it’s like living inside the forrest”.  The central chandelier floats inside the double height living room.  The contrast of the internal concrete, Larch wood and glass.


The house accommodates up to three families at once and provides a sense of togetherness while maintaining the ability to enjoy quiet contemplation of the surrounding natural beauty.