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PAD studio

PAD studio

Lymington, UK

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PAD studio - The Water Tower

PAD studio

This four storey water tower was constructed in the early 1900s to gravity feed water to the adjacent house. The tower, located within the New Forest, was in very bad state of repair with a number of leaking windows.

PAD studio stripped away the existing furnishing and decor to reveal historic fabric, before proposing a number of contemporary interventions, including a large pop-out window and sculptural steel staircase

Photographs by

Nigel Rigden


Interior of the tower, with 'picture' window

Interior of the tower, with 'picture' window 



The stunning staircase

The stunning staircase 



Exterior of the Water Tower

Exterior of the Water Tower 



This four storey water tower was constructed in the early 1900s to gravity feed water to the adjacent house. The tower, located within the New Forest, was in very bad state of repair with a number of leaking windows.

PAD studio stripped away the existing furnishing and decor to reveal historic fabric, before proposing a number of contemporary interventions, including a large pop-out window and sculptural steel staircase. The former acts like a camera lens, puncturing the building at first floor level, focusing one’s view out to the garden and beyond.

The sculptural steel stair was designed as an industrial feature in the day room, rising up through the double height space to the bathroom on the fourth floor. Elsewhere, new minimally framed Crittall windows were installed to maximise natural light and improve the buildings thermal performance. A carefully selected pallet of materials complements the existing brick allowing the original architecture to be clearly expressed against the new additions. Extensive cleaning was undertaken to refresh the buildings external walls and bring back the original brick’s colour.