You typically don't think of water towers as being a particularly interesting outlet for architectural design, but that's not always the case. Photographer Jamie Young has been documenting the water towers of Ireland, and they are awesome.
Young has been investigating these mammoth water reservoirs for a while now, and has built up a large but still-growing collection of pictures of striking monsters. The collection celebrates each of the tower's uniqueness and their overall lack of adherence to any sort of scale or unifying design aesthetic. But mostly it just covers the fact that these things are cool. You can check out Young's growing collection at his site for the project. [Water Towers of Ireland via Designboom]
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