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An Elegant Oyster Shack by the Sea

An Elegant Oyster Shack by the Sea

Leave it to the French to devise the world’s most elegant oyster shack (complete with office and dining areas), located on a waterfront site in the south of Brittany.

Raum Architects, a studio founded in 2007 by Benjamin and Julien Boré Perraud (graduates of the School of Architecture in Nantes), designed the structure as a temporary dwelling and work space for an oyster farmer. The building is composed of two areas: an office/lounge space with a kitchen and dining area and a loft-like hangar for oyster processing; the two wings are connected by an outdoor dining patio area.

Photography by Audrey Cerdan via Design Boom.

Above: A reading niche overlooks the coastal landscape.

Above: Sliding glass doors open onto the dining patio; a ladder leads to the rooftop patio.

Above: Two modular kitchen islands house a sink and a cooktop.

Above: A polished concrete floor can be easily hosed down.

Above: The exterior is clad in black stained wood siding.

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4:26AM PDT on Jun 19, 2013

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10:48AM PST on Feb 16, 2013

way cool!

10:43AM PST on Feb 16, 2013


10:42AM PST on Feb 16, 2013

Where's the Oyster Shack??? Great house though. Thanks

5:53PM PST on Feb 14, 2013

Simple and elegant :)

5:25PM PST on Feb 14, 2013

This is a house

9:22AM PST on Feb 13, 2013

I love it.Thanks for sharing

6:00PM PST on Feb 12, 2013

How cute

12:42PM PST on Feb 10, 2013

thanks for sharing

7:47AM PST on Feb 10, 2013


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