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Léo Caillard’s Miami Houses

A white Miami beach lookout tower photographed by Léo Caillard.

When Hurricane Andrew hit Miami in 1992, all of its beach lookout towers were destroyed, prompting architect William Lane to rebuild them all free of charge. The result wasn’t a replica of your run-of-the-mill huts, but a collection of bright, artistic, unique towers running along the beach. From ice lolly stripes to lighthouse-inspired and stars and stripes, each one has a personality all of its own.

Paris-based photographer Léo Caillard has captured them in all of their glory. With a similar composition, he focuses solely on the huts so that each one looks more like an art installation than a place where Miami lifeguards spend their days.

To see more of Caillard’s work, visit his website.

A yellow Miami beach lookout tower photographed by Léo Caillard.

A stars and stripes Miami beach lookout tower photographed by Léo Caillard.

A red and green Miami beach lookout tower photographed by Léo Caillard.

A red and white striped Miami beach lookout tower photographed by Léo Caillard.

Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of Léo Caillard.



Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones

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