Tarek Merlin, a columnist and member of the Building graduate editorial board panel, has won a competition to build a beach hut in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire.

Merlin, who works for architect SMC Alsop, was given permission by his employer to enter the competition in partnership with fellow architect Julia Feix.

Feix & Merlin received £20,000 to build their hut, “Eyes Wide sHut”, which is based on the concept of a picture frame, and features tinted mirror panels that stretch between floor and ceiling.