As a meaningful response to time and place, Architecture is an expression of function and a vision for the future. Shibisey captures the essence of contemporary Alpine Japan on this extraordinary threshold location, which is the principal gateway to the increasingly popular Furano Ski Resort.

Project Type: Condominium

Completion: March 2008 - January 2009

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As a meaningful response to time and place, Architecture is an expression of function and a vision for the future.  Shibisey captures the essence of contemporary Alpine Japan on this extraordinary threshold location, which is the principal gateway to the increasingly popular Furano Ski Resort.

Soaring penthouse floors, deep balconies and terraces and generous picture windows reach out to outstanding ski field views, the Furano village skyline, lavender fields in the Furano valley and the magnificent Tokachi-dake mountain range beyond.

Interlocked and stepped building volumes reflect the unique site and view conditions at each level and orientation, and give the architecture drama which is further heightened by the impossibly deep overhang of the penthouse level.

Perched at the top of the landscaped and heated main street in Furano ski village, Shibisey is the portal to the Furano ski fields and sits opposite the main gondola station.  This landmark building straddles an important corner that affords easy access to both the main street retail promenade and mountain day lodge.

Shibisey Piazza is a generous public open space where resort visitors can meet and gather, recount stories of the day and enjoy outdoor cafe dining in a shaded, leafy village square setting and watch passersby.  Convenient retail amenities line the arcade that will be a destination for visitors and residents alike.

A spacious and secure resident lobby has arcade, parking and main street access, and is appointed with contemporary functional and decorative art.  A separate skier entry at the same level leads to equipment generous storage lockers, drying room and tuning facilities.

The residences range in size from 1-bedroom to 3-bedroom penthouses.  Living, dining and kitchen areas are spacious and full of natural light.  Bedrooms are comfortable with ample closets, and ensuite and common bathrooms have custom layouts with characteristic finishes. Each residence is independently metered and appointed with quality equipment and fixtures, designer furnishings, and comes with a lockable Owner's storage room.

Shibisey is landmark architecture which like its namesake the North Pole star (Polaris) will be an indelible marker at the nexus between village and mountain in the beautiful Furano landscape.

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Furano, Hokkaido

Shibisey Resort Condominium