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Water Tower Transformed Into Minimalist Modern Home

Posted By Andrew Michler On September 8, 2010 @ 6:35 pm In Architecture,Green renovation | 1 Comment

Belgium modern, historic modernism, modern retrofit, water tower home, Bham Design Studio, green home renovation, [1]

The ground floor is an open entrance space that features only a small staircase to indicate the richness of the living spaces above. The second floor simply contains a mechanical room and storage. An open guest bedroom and small bath make up the third floor. The next floor houses the home’s main bathroom, where the centerpiece is a freestanding sunken shower [2] surrounded by an impeccably placed tub, water closet, and double sink.

Belgium modern, historic modernism, modern retrofit, water tower home, Bham Design Studio, green home renovation, [3]

A slender staircase proceeds to the bedroom, another simple room graced with a huge mirror [4] that cuts the space in half. Next to the mirror is a spiral staircase leading to the living area on the top floor. The huge room, entered through a small cylinder [5] in the middle, offers a beautiful view of the surrounding country. A subtle and stripped-down kitchen [6], dining room and living area float above a surrounding sunken corridor [7]. Lots of open space encourages the residents to contemplate the endless countryside beyond, or the low flying airplanes landing at a neighboring airport.

+ Bham Design Studio [8]

Via ArchDaily [9]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/08/water-tower-transformed-into-minimalist-modern-home/new-13-32/

[2] sunken shower: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=158903

[3] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/08/water-tower-transformed-into-minimalist-modern-home/new-14-20/

[4] huge mirror: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=158910

[5] small cylinder: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=158912

[6] kitchen: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=158908

[7] sunken corridor: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=158905

[8] + Bham Design Studio: http://bham.be/?page_id=218

[9] ArchDaily: http://www.archdaily.com/76199/chateau-deau-bham-design-studio/chateau-deau-de-steenokkerzeel/

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