Luxury mixed-use hotel condominium in Hirafu, Niseko: Thrusting off a creek-edge promontory in the Middle Village, Haven’s spacious living and dining rooms enjoy floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of Mt. Yotei as well as Grand Hirafu ski runs. This unique edge-setting against a silver birch forest inspired Riccardo Tossani to create an architecture of expansive glassed-in rooms bookended by massive striated walls and solid, projecting volumes over protected, indented terraces, all recalling the crystalline alpine character of Niseko’s mountain geology and climate.
Project Type: Hotels/Resorts
Completion: December 2016
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Befitting the eclectic personality of the village, this reinforced concrete building (structural design by ARUP) is wrapped in a lustrous, patterned skin that changes colour and hue with the passage of sun and seasons. Luxuriously appointed bathrooms and kitchens, cigar and wine rooms furnished with high-spec materials throughout, Haven is conceived as a boutique, luxury chalet-hotel with intimacy and privacy made possible by its large residences occupying entire floors of a four-story building nestled amongst old-growth trees in one of the last native forest areas of Hirafu.