THE wraps are off Odin House, one of most unique and impressive structures to be built in Niseko to date.
Construction of the five-storey, 545sqm eco-conscious residence was recently completed and the keys will soon be handed over to the owner.
The marriage of ‘Scandinavian design lines and Japanese sense of aesthetics’, brought to life by Odin’s Norwegian brothers Chris and Bjorn Fjelddahl and Frenchman Nicolas Gontard, has wowed locals and visitors alike.
One bemused Japanese man was found looking for the ‘public entrance’ to the building, which he thought must have been some kind of boutique design museum.
Odin’s design ambitions are epitomised by its curved floating roof, which was subject of intense debate with the building’s architects concerned about being able to achieve the design.
Chris says Odin House is a ‘visual and emotional feast – great to look at, and great to look out from’.
The core bay window, surrounding the split-level upper living, dining and kitchen area, faces Mt Yotei in one direction and over forested hillsides towards Mt Annupuri in another.