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- Architect Hecker Phelan Guthrie
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Fjall (pronounced fee-all) is a complete refurbishment, transforming a 1960s chalet into six true European style ski-in ski-out apartments, in a contemporary context. The name Fjall refers to the mountainous landscape in Scandinavia. Fittingly, the design adheres to the Scandinavian Design aesthetic of functionality and elegance, but with an Australian alpine sensibility. Each apartment features smoked and limed oak timber floors, wall paneling, custom designed oak timber joinery, Calacutta marble, heated balconies for après ski entertaining, cozy window banquettes and all manner of colloquial chalet accessories such as antlers, hides and stacked logs.
Drainage is often the forgotten workhorse of the building and design function. Yet drainage maintains a simple albeit vital purpose.