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The Water Tower
by Tonkin Liu

Tonkin Liu

Tonkin Liu has transformed a disused water tower into a home nestled into barley fields in Castle Acre, England.

What once provided water to the village was left in a state of disrepair, saved by a water-tower enthusiast who bid against a scrap-metal dealer at auction.

Now, the tower has been renovated into a delightful house of inventiveness and joyful particularity.

The main original structure was altered minimally. The addition of a cantilevered staircase rising through the tower into the tank captures panoramic views of the landscape.

The tower now stands as a landmark that resonates in the personal history of the individuals of the village.


This project has been longlisted in the residential rebirth project category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Architect: Tonkin Liu
Project: The Water Tower
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