© Courtesy of Bham Design Studio
To me there is something so exciting about taking any old structure, like a water tower, and repurposing it into a new unique home. An old, but useable structure turned into new homes just makes more environmental sense. To prove my point, take a look inside this repurposed water tower in a Belgian village of Steenokkerzeel.
The water house tower was built in 2007-2008. Inside the very tall house there is an elegant living room, an elegant kitchen, an amazing bathroom (notice the fantastic shower) a lot of beautiful large windows that let in a great amount of daylight and of course a lot of stairs. The countryside view isn't too bad either.
The house also contains bedrooms, an office and meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology. So, while I grow frustrated watching the clearing of trees to make room for new cookie cutter houses, I feel better knowing that at least some people, like Bham Design Studio the architects of water tower house, are thinking outside the greedy forest devastating cookie cutter house mentality and making beautiful innovative homes out of old, but still extremely useful and unique structures.
For more pictures and information about the history and making of this beautiful house follow the link here.
Note: Though this repurposed home may look to be financially unattainable to the average Jane and Joe repurposed homes don't have to be financially unattainable. Take a look at the train car homes here to see what I mean.
Via Treehugger and Archdaily