House in a water tower
• The house is in a water tower
Design studio BHAM turn an old water tower in Belgium in the house. It was built in the period from 1938 to 1941 in the countryside and worked until the early 90s.
The tower height is 30 meters, and diameter - 20. The total area of a six-story building is 400 sq. M. Architects fully restored exterior facade of the building: damaged concrete columns and brick walls were repaired, and the windows on the top floor is significantly increased.
The project was focused on two different user profiles. Firstly, it is the residence of the owners - a young couple living there permanently. Secondly, it is the businessman who rented the room once or twice a month for seminars or talks due to its strategic location near the airport.
All the rooms of the house are equipped with advanced technologies and electronics, virtually the projector can be installed in any top-level point.
Despite the modern amenities, the building has retained its historic value and character. Concrete ceilings, stairs and a large water tank was retained and form the basis of interior design. Contrast of old and new achieved by the game of light and dark shades.
The lower level of the tower is reserved for the entrance hall and a garage for two cars. On the ground floor provided technical room and storage room. It located on the second guest bedroom, and it is located inside the bathroom, as if in an envelope, as well as office.
The third level takes the bathroom, in the center of which is a shower height 4, 5 meters, hidden behind a black frosted glass. On the fourth floor is the master bedroom in the form of a circular room with a domed ceiling, rotating staircase leading to the upper level, as well as walk-in closet, hidden behind monolithic mirror of space. Against the background of the icy surface is appropriate wooden floor, the room adds warmth and comfort.
On the top floor is designed living area with kitchen and dining room. There are stunning views of the surrounding area, including the airport runway. Lounge, library, house cat and a dressing room are also located on this floor. Steel bridge that passes over the kitchen leads to the terrace on the roof.