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Mirrored Beach Hut / ECE Architecture + Creative Forager

  • 15:00 - 8 July, 2015
Mirrored Beach Hut / ECE Architecture + Creative Forager
Mirrored Beach Hut / ECE Architecture + Creative Forager, © Mark Sephton
© Mark Sephton

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© Mark Sephton

From the architect. A mirrored beach hut lands on Worthing beach. Although it looked like a shiny UFO it was actually the work of local practice ECE Architecture, who wanted to create an art installation that would engage and delight the community. With the help of Mark Sephton from agency Creative Forager, they took a classic beach building and gave it a fresh twist.

© Mark Sephton
© Mark Sephton

It took a team of ECE staff six weeks to design and build the hut to typical Worthing beach hut specifications. They used laser-cut mirrored acrylic sheets applied to wooden panels finished with dark grey shadow gaps. The mirrored acrylic was affixed just hours before joining it all together at 4am on Saturday morning.

© Mark Sephton
© Mark Sephton

Passers-by delighted in playing with the unusual reflections of the seafront and made the most of a surprising new photo opportunity.

© Mark Sephton
© Mark Sephton

ECE’s Managing Director, Stuart Eatock says “We were overwhelmed by the positive response from the public, I think this calls for a permanent installation!”

Elevation & Section
Elevation & Section

As word of mouth spread, local Facebook and Instagram groups descended on the beach to see what all the fuss was about. By Sunday afternoon, the mirrored beach hut had created a buzz in the town, filling social media with extraordinary selfies.

Mirrored Beach Hut / ECE Architecture + Creative Forager, © Mark Sephton
© Mark Sephton
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