'A linear gallery of seaside architecture on the Lincolnshire coast, UK'
These Bathing Beauties Beach Huts are permanent installations on the Lincolnshire coast, UK between Mablethorpe and Anderby Creek.
They are commissions from the international art and architecture competition led by Michael Trainor to 'Re-imagine the Beach Hut' and they are art installations for public enjoyment.
Mablethorpe Camera Obscura
Designed by Willett and Patteson, Lewes, UK.
An amazing new Bathing Beauty based on the popular Victorian attraction; a darkened chamber with a moveable lens and mirror through which live images of the coast are projected onto a viewing surface. Ideal for photographic enthusiasts, or just the plain curious. An octagonal painted timber structure located on Mablethorpe Central Promenade, (South side).
Come Up and See Me
Designed by Michael Trainor, Manchester, UK.
Inspired by a gin and tonic, perfect for cocktail sipping at sunset and situated on Mablethorpe Central Promenade, (South side). This Bathing Beauty original is made of vitrified tiles, mirror, laminated ply-wood and galvanised steel.
Eyes Wide sHut
Designed by Feix and Merlin, London, UK.
A glamorous ‘picture frame’ hut designed to frame the landscape when open and give privacy to occupants when closed by way of a special one-way viewing mirror. An original Bathing Beauty made from GRP, timber and polycarbonate and located at 37 Mablethorpe South Promenade.
Designed by Atelier NU, Montreal, Canada.
Paying homage to the traditional beach hut form, this original Bathing Beauty is expertly crafted from western red cedar and uses acrylic panels to allow shafts of light to travel through the walls and roof. Light dances through the interior during the day and when night falls, light from inside travels out creating an abstract glowing beacon. Located at 68 Sutton South Promenade, Sutton on Sea.
Designed by i-am associates, London, UK.
The world’s first contemporary cave, located in an idyllic spot in the Sand Dunes by the Sea View Car Park at North Mablethorpe. This original Bathing Beauty is perfect for families but has limited access due to unique location in the dunes on the beach. It is made from laminated ply-wood, paint and acrylic.