The concept design of Griffin House in Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan, consists of vertical walls with an open-air Robinia Timber rain screen. The inclined vertical walls that form the entrance on the ground floor and the balcony on the first floor are clad with a solid, or butt jointed, Shou Sugi Ban timber.
The floor plan for Griffin House was inherited and revised slightly to achieve
certain requirements for the functionality of the layout. Given these constraints
STE-AD proposed a concept of folded planes, similar to origami, to achieve
the desired aesthetic.