We've featured various converted water towers in recent months, including one in London by Tom Dixon and another in NYC by Brian Messana. Now, we turn our attention to Antwerp, Belgium, where Crepain Binst Architecture has embraced the valor of this industrial relic and transformed the structure into a private home.
The tower is nestled in a flourishing forest with a nearby meandering brook. It once provided running water to a manor on the property, but was decommissioned in 1937. It stood neglected for years until the local municipality decided to restore it. Completed in 2006 (two years before Jo Crepain's death), the structure, known as Water Tower Brasschaat, is a stylish dwelling; the cylindrical reservoir on top reportedly serves as a party space. Indeed, the windowless volume seems like an ideal venue for decadent behavior.
Post by Rebecca Fleischer
Photos © Crepain Binst