project director/designer: Jeffrey P. Turko
project designer: Sibyl Trigg
This was a proposal for a new prototypical wind-shelter for the sea front at Bexhill on Sea on the south coast of England. The Skiff Shelter offers a new spatial experience of the seafront. Through its carved curvilinear spaces and laminar openings through the timber structure. A gradient of spatial pockets offers different options for seating and viewing as well as protection from the elements along the seafront of Bexhill On Sea. By producing forms that would allow the high winds to be channeled around the shelter we were able to optimise the form to create a larger area around the shelter that would be protected from the high winds and allow for the intended function to not be compromised. Generating an envelope of space that is open and permeable to view and access but also protected from the gale force winds and rain.