Located on a prominent site along the Donguri Avenue ridgeline in Niseko’s Hirafu Village, the architecture and planning of Loft Niseko is derived primarily from the special attributes of its site and environs, which include unobstructed views of the Mt. Yotei volcano across the lower village and forests in the foreground.
Optimum views of Mt. Yotei are provided to each apartment, together with high ceilings, expansive floor to ceiling windows and open planning to celebrate light and space. Four-season functionality is attained through efficient room planning, state of the art infrastructure and strategically located storage compartments for ski equipment as well as long-term owner storage.
The top two penthouses have direct and secure elevator access right into the apartment vestibules. Living spaces are purposefully open and unencumbered, doors are floor to ceiling wherever possible and in some cases retract into walls to enhance the character of openness and extend panoramic views. Interior materials are natural wood and stone for the most part. Concrete walls are formed up with deep-grain wood boards to emphasize their organic character. Some rooms employ contemporary wall coverings with a modern geometric texture, and lobby and stair floor finishes are selected for comfort and noise dampening for residents and visitors in ski boots.
State-of the art and highly energy efficient environmental controls include concealed perimeter radiator systems that require low energy consumption for optimum winter comfort, low-energy transmission double-glazing, all LED fixtures. External walls are heavily insulated. While all the apartments are air-conditioned as well, summer cooling can mostly be accomplished utilizing strategically located window openings for optimum natural ventilation.