What was the brief?
The water tower, a light and delicate frame that supports the heavy mass of a steel water tank above, acts as a landmark that marks the end of the historic village it previously served. The project aims to celebrate and continue the life of the structure by converting it to a home that benefits from its unique form and panoramic views of the surrounding barley fields.
The restoration of the tower will also ensure its existing values are retained by giving life back to its structural system and exposing its robustness and materiality. The tank itself will be reused as a living and dining space, and suspended below it will be two bedrooms and a ground floor garden room that allows the structure to integrate with the surrounding wilderness. A separate stair tower to the South will be added for access.
1. Windows: Velfac (proprietary windows)
Anglian Architectural (Fixed Glazing)
2. Add more if available iGuzzini (light fittings)