This project began as a conversation about a decommissioned water tower, bought by furniture designer Tom Dixon with the intention of utilizing the structure for a new building for both living quarters as well as his design studio. The townhouse takes the form of a thin shell, which expands as it rises vertically. The floors are positioned to coincide with the cross-beams and the slightly sloping outer walls slope accommodate the water tower’s cistern as well as successively winning floor space for the various internal functions.
The proposal was selected and exhibited in the London Architecture Biannual 2006. The next year it was denied planning permission by the Royal Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council of London.