The Ivy House Goes From Derelict to Chic

By: Marissa Liu - Published: Sep 21, 2010 • References: &
Tucked away in Toshima-ku, Tokyo is the Ivy House by Hiroya Yoshizato, Hiroyuki Miyabe and Tomoko Kawai, and SPEAC, Inc. The collaboration originated as a plan to make something creative out of an abandoned house. Ivy House was received harshly by architectural critics, but the foliage-covered exterior and stark white interior were definitely appealing to most.

Renovated on a modest budget to become a dwelling and an office, the Ivy House left the exterior of the building intact and focused on an interior redesign. Stats for Humble Haunted Houses Trending: Older & Warm
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