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Mablethorpe Beach Hut : New Architecture

Seafront Architectural Proposal in Lincolnshire, England, UK design by Feix&Merlin Architects

29 Oct 2008

‘Eyes Wide sHut’ – 21st century beach hut, Lincolnshire, east England, UK

Date: 2007

Design: Feix&Merlin Architects

Beach Hut Mablethorpe design by Feix&Merlin Architects

Mablethorpe Building

Bathing Beauties Competition – Winning Entry
Location: South Promenade, Mablethorpe
Client: Lincolnshire County Council
Status: Completed Sep 2007
Contract Value: £25,000

The competition brief called for dramatic new seaside architecture with the intention to instigate coastal regeneration, part of a wider environmental improvement scheme led by Lincolnshire County Council. Feix&Merlin Architects are very interested in coastal architecture because of its uniqueness, both in terms of the extremes of the physical conditions, but also because of the positive influence that an exciting new intervention can have on the coastal economy.

English Beach Hut, Mablethorpe by Feix&Merlin

Eyes Wide sHut features two ornate picture frames, one to the front and one to the rear. These frames carry floor-to-ceiling mirrored polycarbonate panels reflecting the view of the beach to the front and of the town to the rear, as if someone had taken a picture and put it in the frame. From the inside the one-way mirrors allow a perfectly transparent and unobstructed view, but seen from outside they are reflective leaving passers-by wondering what is going on inside.

The internal walls are clad with a full height, full width graphic of a forest clearing: An escape from the hot beach into a quiet cool woodland, the big windows at either end allowing a voyeuristic peep out back into the real world.

English Beach Hut, Mablethorpe design

The empty plot next to the hut can be used as a garden. The mirrored front frame of the beach hut slides out, completely opening up the front of the hut, and by doing so sheltering the garden from the wind, whilst retaining a view of the beach and impressive coastline.

Feix&Merlin Architects, UK

Location: Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, eastern England, United Kingdom

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Beach Hut Competition

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Orchard House
Architects: Campion Design
Orchard House Lincolnshire
photograph : Will Campion
Orchard House

Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre
Design: Jonathan Hendry Architects
Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre Lincolnshire building
photograph : David Grandorge
Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre

Lincoln Think Tank
Design: marks barfield architects
Lincoln Think Tank

Woodland Trust Headquarters, Grantham
Design: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Woodland Trust Headquarters

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