The owners of this old wood house wanted to renovate their residence to incorporate both living and work spaces. They called on Japanese design group, Nendo to create a new layout for their home that would build on earlier features from a prior renovation, as well as enrich the owner’s new lifestyle .
The house, located on the Shibuya River in Tokyo’s Ebisu neighborhood, had some earlier renovations that made design job a little challenging but as you can see, once completed, the house has transformed an oddly long hallway and a tiny room into work and living areas that provided the perfect foundation for the beautiful moss wall designs.
Nendo took inspiration from the homes exterior landscape. The moss designs inside mimic Mother Nature’s original design outside.
Veins of moss pattern the riverbank outside the windows, so we used similar veins of dry moss on the interior walls to subtly connect existing spaces with newly-renovated ones, and the house’s interior environment to its exterior one.