The sun has finally put in an appearance and we headed for the South Coast for lunch at the East Beach Café at Littlehampton. The East beach Café is a unique architectural building, and for once the word unique is an appropriate word to use. It was designed by Thomas Heatherwick, an award-winning Architect and Designer, and built in 2007. Click here to see an earlier Post about it with a gallery of images and more information from our previous visit in 2009.
In 2009, still relatively new, the building had a glossy pristine exterior.
What a change several years of salt-laden spray has wrought on the exterior. It is now weathered and rusted, with a rich palette of colours.
As a consequence it feels more engaged within its environment – a rusting hulk, reminiscent of a beached boat in tone if not in silhouette. And although it has always been a photographic gem – largely from a geometric and design perspective – the appearance of rust and weathering has created an added dimension. Colour abstracts abound as the two images here today I hope will show.