Tom Dixon converts a 5000-gallon tank into a modern home.

Well-known industrial designer, Tom Dixon, purchased an unused water tower in 2005 with plans to turn it into a unique home. Construction for the 5000-gallon water tank in London began in 2009, and three floors of the living space have already been built. The home includes three bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom, reception room, and a roof terrace.

Small windows were cut into the walls to bring in more natural light from all sides of the house. Dixon also plans to replace the existing spiral staircase with an elevator, and will install a ‘heat exchange’ system that uses natural resources from the Grand Union Canal to heat and cool the building.

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