Life in a water tower
Vertical and not very pretty standard water tower became a home, thanks to the ambitious studio ZECC. They renovated water tower in Soest, built in 1931, transformed it into a modern dwelling.The tower has a height in October 60 m, built concrete is strengthened, stainless steel, brick and fiberglass.
The vertical orientation of the building requires an unusual approach. ”I had to have many individual stories and to organize the best possible way. We decided they were 9 and for their distribution is inspired by the natural activity of people in the 24 hours a day. They come home, read and watch TV, invited guests of coffee while children play. Then it’s time to sleep for smaller. Parents can relax in the sauna or take a shower and could work or retire to the bedroom. Morning can meet the rising of the roof terrace idea …”, describes the chief architect van der Meer Marniks. Steel cylindrical container which was previously stored water separates the bottom of the tower in two. Architects learn space by placing a large window to improve the relationship with the interior of the backyard and bring natural light into the home. Thus the total space at the bottom are semi-open and bedrooms, sauna and shower over them - fully enclosed behind brick wall. viathehome.eu