Rotating beach hut can catch the sun's rays all day | Architecture | Dezeen

JaK Studio has built a beach hut in the British seaside town of Eastbourne that can rotate to follow the sun.

The Spyglass Beach Hut was built on a recessed turntable that can be operated by remote control, allowing visitors to turn and track the sun’s path throughout the day.

A glazed wall at the end of the beach hut gives floor to ceiling views of Eastbourne’s beach and pleasure pier that change as the structure turns 180 degrees.

Wooden shingles on the front painted in orange and blue stripes reference traditional beach hut aesthetic, and the shape references the oversized slot machine binoculars traditionally found at tourist spots.

“A big inspiration to our project was the coin slot binoculars which allow one to gaze out to sea,” explained Jacob Low, founding partner at JaK Studio.

“As you can move these binoculars users can also move our Spy Glass to interact with the sun or coastline. It will hopefully bring a bit of nostalgia to local residents and those visiting on days out.”

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