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Old Water Tower Residence by Bham Design Studio

Published Oct 5, 2012

Bham Design Studio renovated this 30-meter high water tower (that was in service until 1990) to create a beautiful modern living space in the Belgian village of Steenokkerzeel.

“The exterior of the tower was fully renovated to its initial state. Damaged concrete columns were repaired and painted, brick joints were completely removed and replaced and the windows in the floor top were enlarged.

The preservation of existing concrete elements such as the main water conduct, concrete ceilings, concrete stairs and the 250.000 liters concrete water basin were essential to preserve the strong identity of the building.

Every visible concrete element inside was painted in dark grey in order to mark the old from the new. This choice works in both ways since it makes the contrast created makes both bright and dark stand out.”

via Twisted Sifter Bham Design Studio’s website

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