HIPPOLYTE'S SHACK
In 2006 the Bathing Beauties arts/ architecture competition was launched to find proposals for new beach huts for the Lincolnshire coastline. 

In 1854 Hippolyte Marié-Davy invented the first naval periscope, consisting of a vertical tube with two small mirrors fixed at each end at 45°. Using this visual device, this proposal for the beach huts consists of a series of enigmatic monolithic charred timber structures which fold open to reveal a viewing hatch at high level giving unique vantage points to sea.  

Location: Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire Coast
Client: East Lindsey District Council
Value: £20,000
Status: Competition