Gallery: Beautiful Balmoral Water Reservoir House by Riddel Architectur...


Nestled behind a hedge at the top of a typical residential street in Brisbane, Australia, a large water tower has gone domestic. Faced with obsolescence, the 1940s cylindrical concrete tower in the Brisbane suburb of Balmoral has been converted into a unique residence by Riddel Architecture. The house features a doughnut plan with rooms arranged around a central atrium. Adaptive reuse prevailed over demolition of the Balmoral Water Reservoir as the heavily reinforced concrete walls would have been too difficult to remove.

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  1. matthewbrunswick July 15, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Its beautiful, but knowing current Australian house prices, it must be $3000000 at least. Good for those who can afford to do it.

  2. rdrjames July 11, 2010 at 1:33 am

    I remember a similar structure in Alhambra, California, but it was many years ago. And I don\\\’t think as elegant at this.

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