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Beach House

This modest dwelling is a recent addition to a row of beach houses in Lee-Over-Sands, a remote hamlet community near Clacton-on-Sea, designed by Quinn architects.

The materials used throughout the build were chosen for their robust qualities and ability to withstand the seaside climate, as well as appearing attractive in their raw state.

The minimalist structure is clad in aluminium sheets, radiating a utilitarian but also modern approach. This material wraps around the whole upper level while the concrete base supports the structure and protects it against the elements, making for  playful beach house for weekend use which frames the magnificent views of the nature reserve and the English Channel.

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Radical Essex is a project re-examining the county in relation to radicalism in thought, lifestyle, politics and architecture. A programme of events will take place across Essex throughout 2016 and 2017, shedding light on the vibrant, pioneering thinking of the late 19th and 20th centuries. The project will celebrate the crucial role Essex has played in the history of British Modernism and its utopian ideologies under the themes ‘The Modernist County’ and ‘Arcadia for All’.

The Radical Essex site is designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio and Alex Rich, developed by Twelve.

Radical Essex is led by Focal Point Gallery in collaboration with Visit Essex and Firstsite. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England it forms part of the country wide Cultural Destinations programme, a partnership with VisitEngland, supporting arts organisations to work with the tourism sector to deliver projects that maximise the impact culture has on local economies.

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