Portfolio of A-Squared Architects, Norwich, Norfolk

Timber-framed bird hide, Cley, North Norfolk

TYPE: Timber-framed bird hide

Address: Cley, North Norfolk

Timber-framed bird hide, Cley, North Norfolk

The Hide is a temporary timber framed shelter thatched with Norfolk water reed sourced from the marshes at Cley, North Norfolk and is part of the Cley 12 exhibition curated by Isabel Vasseur.

An annual exhibition run by The North Norfolk Exhibition Project which this year was opened to Norfolk based architects.

The theme of Cley 12 is 'Aisle and Air', reflecting the church and outdoor sites, more details of the exhibition can be found at http://www.salthouseart.co.uk

The Hide is sited on land managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, along the snaking shingle bank that shelters the marshes from the sea. Lying mid-way along the beach trail, between the trust's car park and East bank, it provides a covered resting place for walkers. The hide responds to the wind-swept form of the bank, the surf line and the swooping sea birds. Lying-in-wait the hide is a stealthy visitor of and from the sea air.