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+ Comments Competition Entry, Bathing Beauties National & International Competitions - 2006-09-28 15:00:41

‘Magic Is In the Air’

A beach is magic; water, waves, sand, grass, sun, and wind collectively conjure up an ethereal landscape, where everything is in motion. So - why should a beach hut alone stand still against all of this? Can it stop being a lonely, man-made artifice and become part of the magic movement of nature?

We propose a tumbling beach hut, shaped as a crooked conical hat. Its form derives from the magic hat of a wizard - a wizard of the old English myths. With a single D20 stainless steel spiral pipe covered by high-performance PTFE textile (a lightweight fabric woven entirely from high-strength polytetrafluoroethylene fibers), it will constantly tumble while balancing itself against the wind. This is the moment when the hut begins to take on a magical life of its own. It becomes nature.

During the off-season, the temporary nature of the fabric provides users with the flexibility to demount and leave the bare structure behind. The spiral tumbles on, shifting its identity from private to public. It becomes nature again, open and free for all.

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Non-habitable storage hut is U.S. Patent Pending

Currently on exhibition: National Centre for Craft & Design (June 2007), The Midland Hotel, Morecambe (June 2008), the RNLI Museum Cromer (October 2008) and it is now due to show at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle (11July - 20 September 2009). Further tour dates are being planned for 2010 and we'll kep you updated on these.