Eastbourne Beach Hut // Sussex, UK // Competition Winner // 2016
The project brief was to build an iconic beach hut on the coast of Eastbourne in the South of England as part of a regeneration of the seaside town. The project has a footprint of only six square meters and takes its form from an inspiring story from local history.
The construction is made possible by employing an innovative system of structural nodes which allow the project to be delivered on a very limited budget. Each bespoke node is made by connecting aluminium rods to simple 3d printed or aluminium hemispheres using Digital Fabrication Tools. Coordinates were exported for each hemisphere which were screwed together to give the pavilions structure. The Corian panels sit on CNC cut timber triangles made rigid by the lightweight structural dome.
This project was delivered in collaboration with London based fabricators Cutting Edge UK.