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IVY House / SPEAC

  • 01:00 - 23 August, 2010
IVY House / SPEAC
IVY House / SPEAC, © Takeshi Yamagishi
© Takeshi Yamagishi

© Takeshi Yamagishi © Takeshi Yamagishi © Takeshi Yamagishi © Takeshi Yamagishi +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect

    Hiroyuki Miyabe
  • Architect In Charge

    Tomoko Kawai
  • Producer

    Hiroya Yoshizato
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. This was a deserted house that called a haunted house because of the ivy covering the whole. We renovated it as a dwelling and office.

© Takeshi Yamagishi
© Takeshi Yamagishi

All windows were closed with the ivy and the spaces that partitioned into small pieces were very dark. However, we thought the ivy as the most charming feature and conserve it except for the one in front of the windows.

© Takeshi Yamagishi
© Takeshi Yamagishi

After the partitions and ceilings were removed, we reinforced the structure with the diagonal braces and walls. By this process to make the room looked wider, we arranged the member of the structural reinforcement paying attention to the 3 dimensional perspective and sequence and made the structural material of the roof and floors exposed. And all the things excepting for the wooden structure of the roof and columns of the 2nd floor was painted white.

© Takeshi Yamagishi
© Takeshi Yamagishi

The space of the 1st floor is filled with brightness giving a hint of the texture of old structure. At the 2nd floor we find the preserved wooden structure in contrast with whitened things. Now the time that had passed through this house is visualized as a charm. The ivy is growing up today ticking away time.

© Takeshi Yamagishi
© Takeshi Yamagishi
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G Anderson · December 19, 2012

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arnold · September 05, 2010

very small pictures.

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Living With White · September 02, 2010

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niko · August 26, 2010

looks like the precious ivy didn't take too well to being cut, it seems completely dead now hey?!?

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up_today_arch · August 24, 2010

New Hobbit's house?:))) Nice indeed:)))

Milky Way · August 24, 2010

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mary and joe · August 24, 2010

The project could be more better if they didn't waste the white colors all around the rooms. It's sick.. What a waste... In renovation projects like this, the scent of wooden columns and ivy trees, need to be treated fully with the poetic atmosphere of it's own materials.

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Youssef Roudaby · August 23, 2010

http://bit.ly/bi9upp Une jolie petite maison de rêve. #architecture

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SPG · August 23, 2010

I prefer the structure as it was in the 'before' photo. Enigmatic + mysterious

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