Grand Tsuru Niseko

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Asia
  • Company/Firm
    ABD Architecture LLC
  • Lead Designer
    Franck Giral
  • Other Designer(s)
    Pierre Biard
  • Architect
    Franck Giral
  • Location
    Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Project Date
    November 2024

Nestled in the heart of the captivating snow haven of Niseko, the international ski resort in Japan, a visionary development project named 'Grand Tsuru' unfolds. Situated just a 2-minute drive from the lively ski slopes, the project seamlessly integrates into the natural landscape along a serene forest road.
Inspired by Japanese culture and nature's beauty, 'Grand Tsuru', meaning 'crane' in Japanese, symbolizes the project's essence, reflected in the mirrored roofs. The properties exude a sense of weightlessness of traditional timber framing, accentuated by extended eaves.
The architectural design meticulously blends horizontal and vertical lines. The low, elongated roof structure seamlessly integrates with the forest, creating a visual symphony throughout the building.
Comprising three generous villas, each spanning 250 m² and two floors, 'Grand Tsuru' offers a spacious living/dining/kitchen area with a vaulted ceiling. The three bedrooms, all ensuite, showcase Japanese-style design, with the master bedroom featuring a private tiled bathroom. The staircase, bathed in natural light from loft windows, serves as the masterpiece connecting all four corners of the skip floor property.

ABD Architecture LLC stands as a distinguished architectural design firm based in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Founded by a visionary French civil and structural engineer turned architect, our firm boasts over 15 years of invaluable experience in construction projects and developments, particularly in renowned international ski resorts such as Niseko and other Japanese resort destinations.

Our team, comprised of bilingual and seasoned professionals, provides specialized services in Project Management, Master Planning, and Architectural Design for construction projects across Japan.

Other prizes
A' Design Award - Silver Winner Muse Design Awards - Platinum Winner International Architecture & Design Award - Silver Winner 2022 Golden Arch Design Award - Winner '22 World Design Awards - Winner 2022 Architecture, Construction & Design Award - Winner 2022 ArchFrame Design Awards - Gold Winner 2022 Architecture & Design Collection (ADC) Awards - Silver Winner 2022