‘Bathing Beauties’ began back in 2006 with an international art and architecture competition to ‘Re-imagine the Beach Hut for the 21st Century’
Our design was an amalgamation of some of the stereotypical and what some would call quintessential British seaside paraphanalia. Beach chairs, wind breaks, lattice fencing and beach huts all have their own particular language of design.
Our hut contained a camera obscura/periscope for viewing the landscape behind, and make a sheltered spot in front of the hut for sitting out on a veranda style platform. The design is also constructed from timber sections that have all been jointed at either 30 or 45 degrees to one another and that can all be easily replaced
with infill panels. This would add to the ageing charm of the hut over time as panels were replaced and swapped out by successive owners.
The 1:20 scale model is still touring arts venues internationally as one of the shortlisted entries.