In fact, there is a belief that in the old water towers are living witches. But here in the Belgian town Steenokkerzeel, apparently, never heard of this mysticism. Proof of this is a water tower, converted architectural firm Bham Design Studio in quite a modern house.
Thirty-yard water tower was built in the Belgian town Steenokkerzeel in 1938-1941 years and honestly served for residents of the village before the start of the 1990s, when, and was replaced by a conventional electric water pump.
About ten years it stood idle, while in 2004 was not entered in the list of the Belgian Royal Society for the protection and preservation of cultural monuments and architecture. Then came the idea of upgrading this old building and turning it into something new and useful.
Commissioned by the Royal Society of architectural firm Bham Design Studio has developed a project to turn this water tower in a residential house. And now this, the project is completed. And in the center of a new seven-story Steenokkerzeel house.
On the ground floor of this building is equipped with entrance to the house and garage for two cars, the second floor – the technical, here is the storage room and cloakroom on the third floor to create a room under the bedroom or office with its own small bathroom on the fourth floor of the bathroom to put more in the fifth – a large bedroom on the sixth – living room, kitchen and dining room.
But the seventh floor – it’s an observation deck with balcony and excellent views of the town and the airport Steenokkerzeel Brussels, near which Steenokkerzeel is located.
It is planned that no one will ever live in this house, equipped with the old water tower. This building will be a good example of how you can use the benefit of such a seemingly useless structure. Only sometimes the house will be rented as a venue for various events and their participants to settle in it.
Excellent upgrade of the old building! A worthy addition to our collection, which already includes a Warehouse wich was modernized into a stunning house.