Fort-Like Home from Converted Water Tower

Fort-Like Home from Converted Water Tower

Trent Johnson
Jul 18, 2011

After this water tower was decommissioned, the heavily reinforced concrete walls were deemed so massive that a demolition would have been too costly. Enter the greener and more creative solution: turning it into a home!

The conversion of the water tower was done by Riddle Architecture, who designed the interior layout to resemble that of a doughnut with a series of rooms along the perimeter and an empty center. A single concrete pillar resides in the middle of the structure, supporting the roof, but also making for the unique layout. In fact, the entire living quarters are actually suspended inside the tank, from the sides.

Holes were cut for windows, and doors, which are complete with internal balconies. Corrugated steel is used throughout, giving it an industrial feel to a formerly a very functional and industrial space.

Images by Riddle Architecture

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