Florian Busch Architects フロリアンブッシュ建築設計事務所

F&F Project


Located in the vicinity of Hokkaido’s most prominent volcano, Mt. Yotei, this project sets out to provide 30 some residences for a community of relaxed leisure seekers.
While the area’s trend is to have all-comprising chalets of super luxury, the essence of the F&F project is focus: The houses are shelters of simplicity with the aim to engage with the surrounding natural assets.


The strategy to place the 32 units and a communal facility on the site followed the principle of a theatre: Maximising one’s own views without obstructing others. The site’s gentle slope at the foot of Niseko’s skiing mountains not only allows for ski-in but is also like a theatre seating rake with Mt. Yotei on the stage.

The client asked for simple construction methods, consideration of the severe snow conditions, and a concept of coherent individuality.

The overall structure is based on a simple pitched roof whose ridge moves in response to interior programme and exterior constraints. Not one house is alike, yet all are part of a larger series, a field brushed by the wind.

Hokkaido, Japan


Schematic Design, 基本設計

Project Team:

FBA: Florian Busch, Tomoyuki Sudo, Sachiko Miyazaki, Nao Yasui

Structural engineering: OAK (Masato Araya)

Environmental & Mechanical engineering: ymo Hiroyuki Yamada, Naomi Kagawa


FBA: フロリアン ブッシュ、宮崎佐知子、須藤朋之、安井尚

構造: OAK 新谷眞人
環境・設備: ymo 山田浩幸、賀川尚美

Total site area: 35,145 m²
32 individual houses between 60 & 150 m²
Timber frame construction

敷地面積 : 35,145 m²
32 各軒、60〜150m²