The Water Tower

Extension to a water tower to create living acccomodation. Brigstock / United Kingdom / 2011

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A spiral staircase was relocated it in an external enclosure. The scheme was seen as a sculptural addition, a black monolith, inspired by the work of American artist Richard Serra. A new galvanised steel framed stone wall was installed to link the old with the new. This wall was hinged slightly ajar in a symbolic welcome. The rear elevation was clad in quadruple skinned Rodeca translucent polycarbonate for insulation & light. A “water” inspired line was inscribed into the black rendered front wall. Inside, the tower was fitted out as a bedroom on the top floor with views across the countryside, second floor bathroom, first floor study & ground floor entrance with a link to the kitchen & the rest of the house. Solar panels were installed for hot water & photovoltaic panels on the adjacent garage provide electricity. The project was shortlisted for the Architects Journal Award sponsored by Marley Eternit, for Best Project under £250,000 in 2011.
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    A spiral staircase was relocated it in an external enclosure. The scheme was seen as a sculptural addition, a black monolith, inspired by the work of American artist Richard Serra. A new galvanised steel framed stone wall was installed to link the old with the new. This wall was hinged slightly ajar in a symbolic welcome. The rear elevation was clad in quadruple skinned Rodeca translucent polycarbonate for insulation & light. A “water” inspired line was inscribed into the black rendered front...

    Project details
    • Year 2011
    • Work started in 2011
    • Work finished in 2011
    • Main structure Steel
    • Contractor A.F.Dickson
    • Cost 100,000 euros
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Country houses/cottages
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