Bham Design Studio received a short from their client’;s to convert an old, abandoned Water Tower (constructed amongst 1938 and 1941) situated in Steenokkerzeel, Belgian into their personal private residence. The volumes that would turn out to be the living quarters for the clients where 30 meters above ground, and provided spectacular views of the surrounding village inside a big, circular floor strategy.
Although the exterior presents itself as a special and interesting location to call house, it is not until you enter the tower that the complete drama requires impact. A enormous central staircase curves it is way up and through the initial floor ceiling disappearing by means of the void as it makes its way to the living zone of the tower. Just in case you enter the tower in need of a bathroom, a powder room is discretely tucked out of web site – but fully open – to the proper of the entry way.
Even though the powder room is strictly a utilitarian space, the visual energy of the original steam pipe and stress valve creates an industrial sculpture of historical interest.
The large circular statement of a staircase eventually finds its way to the major living region of the water tower prior to continuing up a quick methods a lot more to a landing that doubles as a dropped ceiling over the kitchen.
Although the homeowners respect the historical value of the property, they nevertheless like to have enjoyable and so walls have been wrapped about the stairwell and covered in chalkboard paint. The chalkboard paint is a recurring function inside the kitchen zone but is most “decorated” with words and drawings on the stairwell surround.
The kitchen itself has its own fun with architecture elements beginning with the cat walk landing above that just occurs to be fitted with activity lighting for the island. Then there is the reality that the island is angled to cross over the division of the flooring supplies and where it does it daintily lifts its skirt to hover over and maintain exposed the wood flooring. Repeating this adjustment in vertical plane is the triangular void within the counter itself.
Just past the kitchen zone is a huge dining region boasting a table for 12. Although big, the table could easily be expanded to seat even greater numbers.
Continuing about the circular floor program and ending up on the other side of the round chalk wall is the living section of the residence. As large as the dining area, the living area characteristics a section large enough to seat 7 with extra double ottomans and a chaise section. This comes in handy on movie nights when the projector mounted on the chalkboard wall displays a feature film onto the roll down screen located above the windows.
A bathroom on the primary level guarantees no 1 has to travel back down or up yet another flight of stairs before or soon after dinner.
On the subsequent level there is a guest bathroom that leads up to the guest bedroom. The bathroom is a luxuriously outfitted with an open shower stall behind smoked glass, a free standing soaker tub and spectacular views.
The sunken shower is made to be exposed but at the exact same time contained via the smoked glass surround. This slows the dispersal of steam, keeping the space directly about the rain head warm while becoming utilized.
The toilet is located behind a floor to ceiling section of curtain for privacy. This exact same curtain hides the owners wall of garments.
The double vanity is located just under the stairwell that leads to the bedroom. Here a basic vignette of floating counter, two vessel sinks and two round mirrors are actually the backdrop to the artistically installed lighscape and wall of tiles. The lights glow against the tiles as even though stars with the mirrors possibly representing planets or moons. As moons they would reflect the image of the man (or woman) on the moon when looked into.
The bedroom also has a flight of stairs and this 1 leads up to a rooftop deck.
The rooftop deck delivers a view that an ordinary residence basically could not.
Even though renovating the water tower, Bham Design Studio took into account all the family members members. How cute is this cat bathroom? No kitty litter in plain website right here.
With its own private bathroom and lots of sunshine to bask in, that is one particular happy cat!
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