This exhibition shows over 100 models of extraordinary beach huts, originally made in competition for a commission; the brief for which was to re-imagine this humble structure for the 21st century.
Traditional seaside references are largely gone, replaced by structures incorporating wind turbines, saunas, camera obscura, viewing platforms and space-age materials; with only a glimpse of sandcastle and stripey deckchair references.
The models are presented at scale 1:15 and in addition one full scale beach hut will be on show, ‘Oyster Pleasance’, designed by The Beach Hut Salon (a collaboration between architect Will Alsop and A-Models).
This exhibition coincides with the first Aberystwyth Festival of Architecture
National Centre for Craft & Design
This Exhibition has been made possible through the direct support from Arts Council England.
Main image: 'Wizard of Oz' by L Dean. Photo by M Trainor