Photograph of the landscape of East Beach, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea. 1 of 12

Photograph of the landscape of East Beach, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea

Exterior of beach huts. 2 of 12

Exterior of beach huts

Interior photography showing view of sea. 3 of 12

Interior photography showing view of sea

Hut facade sequence. 4 of 12

Hut facade sequence

Stepped shoreline. 5 of 12

Stepped shoreline

Rear view of mist through plastic. 6 of 12

Rear view of mist through plastic

Front view of morning mist. 7 of 12

Front view of morning mist

Architectural photographer, London. 8 of 12

Architectural photographer, London

Architectural photography of the afternoon sun at low tide. 9 of 12

Architectural photography of the afternoon sun at low tide

Green roofs. 10 of 12

Green roofs

Asymmetric roofing. 11 of 12

Asymmetric roofing

Seagulls and painted elements. 12 of 12

Seagulls and painted elements

SHOEBURYNESS BEACH HUTS, Shoeburyness, Southend on Sea, UK, 2015, Pedder Scrampton Architects
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 info@simonkennedy.net.) (All images copyright Simon Kennedy, London Architectural Photographer)
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