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A set of beach huts by Pedder Scrampton, located on East Beach at Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, form an undulating roof profile seen from the approaching path. Gaps between huts give uninterrupted views of the sea from the upper promenade walk. With the major components prefabricated off-site, the canted plan shape means that roofs are orientated towards the South with coloured doors and security shutters creating variety within a strong overall repeating form.
Speaking to Dezeen, architect Gill Scampton said “We have always enjoyed beach huts ourselves, and this fantastic site and simple project gave us a great opportunity to think imaginatively about materials and form.”
The walls incorporate recycled timber pallets bolted into timber frames and faced with tough translucent plastic sheeting with plywood to the inner face. Panels are bolted into place on site and then walls then infilled with pebbles, gravel, glass chippings, shells and other recycled materials laid in drift layers visible through the plastic.
(Architectural photography completed over 1.5 days, all images copyright Simon Kennedy. If you wish to use any of these images for any purpose please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Photograph of the landscape of East Beach, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea
Exterior of beach huts
Interior photography showing view of sea
Hut facade sequence
Rear view of mist through plastic
Front view of morning mist
Architectural photographer, London
Architectural photography of the afternoon sun at low tide
Seagulls and painted elements