The history of this water tower located in north-western London, England, UK is interesting to say the least. Built in 1877 by Fowler and Hill, as part of Lambeth Workhouse and Infirmary (latterly Lambeth Hospital), the Venetian-Gothic construction has been a landmark for centuries. In 2008, Leigh Osbourne and Graham Voce bought the 99 foot tall crowned with a huge steel water tank tower for £395,000 and converted it into a luxury home.
Discovered on 1st Option, the water tower now accommodates four bedrooms with extensive London views (360 degree views to be more accurate), a striking living space entitled “The Cube” and a modern elevator. Each of the interiors display an impressive, minimalist-modern design, suited for a highly unique home. We are certain that the photos below will not leave you indifferent and we would love to find out your honest impressions regarding this original architecture conversion
Value for money is not, and never was, the same as being cheap. Value for money means making the most of whatever budget is available. A good example of this is Hayes Primary School in London, by Hayhurst and Co. Having to contend with a tightly controlled 3 million local authority budget, they worked with the existing structure of the primary school to give it a much needed update. A striking polished stainless steel brise-soleil facade installed at the school’s entrance, gives the school’s many different buildings a sense of identity, while new classrooms have been created in a range of shapes and sizes, and are often flooded with natural light
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.