This Rotating Hut Lets You See the Beach in a New Way

published Sep 21, 2018
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For anyone who grew up near the water or taking trips to the beach, we’re warning you that this might cause major nostalgia.

Located in the British seaside town of Eastbourne, the Spyglass Beach Hut allows onlookers to track the sun’s path throughout the day. JaK Studio built the shelter on top of a recessed turntable, which can be rotated using a remote control.

Designed to function like a pair of traditional slot binoculars, the beach hut can be rotated in a 180-degree direction to face the sun, water, or the Eastbourne pier, according to Jak Studio’s site. A glazed wall at the end of the structure provides floor-to-ceiling views, truly immersing visitors in the surrounding environment.

The outside of the hut is layered with wooden shingles of bright orange and blue, paying homage to a traditional beach aesthetic. The timber clad door leads into the interior of the hut, lit naturally by two port hole windows. And inside, a cantilever daybed and external shower head is there to provide additional comfort.

“We wanted to pay homage to the traditional beach hut whilst creating a modern concept for classic design,” says Jacob Low, founder of JaK Studio. “It will hopefully bring a bit of nostalgia to local residents and those visiting on days out.”

The Spyglass Beach Hut is the first beach hut designed by the company, and is available for visiting or renting out as an event space. Whether its for a nautical gathering or a simple visit, shoot JaK Studio an email or phone call if you’re interested in learning more.