sandilands toilet block beach hut wins architecture award - translucent polycarbonate
A 30,000-pound beach cottage built on a seaside toilet cover won a prestigious architectural award.
Sandy lands cottage near the Sutton Sea won the Architectural Excellence Award from the Royal Society of Architects (RIBA).
Owner Tim Spring said he was pleased with the award, especially when the cottage encountered some objections during the planning phase.
He said he is now planning another project elsewhere.
More about this and other local stories from all over Lincoln County the project involves the overhaul of a former public toilet on the coast of Lincoln County
Renovate existing buildings and add rooftop beach cabins.
"It has a controversial starting point with quite a few objections [to it]
"Said Mr. Spring.
However, he said that people are now more enthusiastic about the cottage, which has a view of the North Sea and many people take selfies outside.
He said he had started inviting people from 17-sq-m structure.
Since the cabin part is made of translucent polycarbonate, it lights up at dusk and also has a storage area in the old toilet area.
Born and raised in Lincoln County, Mr. Spring said he had worked in a county --
Architects and local builders.
He said he plans to work with them again on a new project.
The cottage won the Riba Small Project of the Year award in East Midlands.
It will now be regarded as a national honor.