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July 29, 2012, 5:32 p.m.
glass water tower home

Photo: Crepain Binst Architecture

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Woning Moereels

Architect: Jo Crepain

Location: Antwerp

Located on the outskirts of Antwerp, Belgium, stands Woning Moereels, an impossible-to-miss six-story abode that, once upon a time, was an active water tower. The structure's 17-year-long transformation from a hulking, early 20th century concrete reservoir into a modern, stair-heavy dream home was overseen by the late Belgian architect Jo Crepain. Woning Moereels’ towering concrete skeleton is enclosed in a semi-transparent glass facade that surely had local voyeurs all worked up when the “lantern-like” home was completed in 2006.