Eye on Design: Earl's Silo From old Belgian water tank 2 months ago   06:44

Park City Television
We get a tour of one of the more unique homes in Utah. Hank Lewis from Gigaplex Architects shows us Earl's Silo in Woodland.

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Joe Scheller
since when did they start calling grain bins silos, a silo is for storing silage and these are for storing grain two very different applications
Shades of Grey
Good idea, nice and aerodynamic for high winds. Didn't seen any solar or wind power, maybe in near future.
Beezy Talking Shit
Wouldn't this be a lightning magnet?
Any idea with the total cost of one of these would be with all the appliances and what not?
Dan Murphy
Would Love to see how this went up? I ready for the next 8 rings to be put up on mine...
this is soooooooooooooo cool!! i want one.
connect 3 or maybe 4 of these together for a large home, definately something I'll be considering.
excellent have thought of this many times myself, im with others i think artistically the beds are the most interesting!
Daisy D
This is too cool ya'll!
Brilliant. I am considering a quansit home. A person can be in and out of the weather in one day!!
It's so unique. I'd rather have of these than a regular house. Not to mention the price. A regular house is like 200k and up, these are only a few thousand? Count me in.
This guy talks in monotone and puts me to sleep.
I love them recessed beds. They's perfect.
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From old Belgian water tank Eye on Design: Earl's Silo 2 months ago   13:26

Patrick Mets loves “old, industrial buildings” and he’s always been fascinated by water towers. After years of scouting the Belgian countryside he found one for sale (for 30,000 euros or about $43,000 at the time) and began working to convert it into a home.

“It was quite naive that we bought it because we didn’t have any permit to convert it into something else,” explains Mets. “And so it took us 12 years, 7 years to get the necessary permit and 5 years of renovation work.”

Working with designer Mauro Brigham (NC & Bham), they tried to leave as much of the tower in its original state. Fortunately the 30-meter-high (90 feet) tower was built with windows- an oddity for a water tower-, but forty of them keep the converted home well lit.

The water tank itself was kept mainly intact. Brigham and Mets added a floor inside it and cut holes out of the sides for views and it now serves as the kitchen and living room.

After a couple years using the space as their full-time home, Mets and his partner Valérie Lecherf moved out to be closer to their daughters’ school. Today they rent the “Chateau d’Eau” for special events.

Chateau d’Eau (rental): http://www.ch2o.be
NC & Bham (interior design): http://www.nc-bham.be/

Original story: https://faircompanies.com/videos/from-old-belgian-water-tank-to-dream-tower-house-with-a-view/