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.

Enjoying the cult of the oyster? Check out our Northern Californian finds: Saltwater in Inverness, and Anchor and Hope.



Sheamus W.
Past Member 3 years ago

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Jane Ketterman
Jane Ketterman3 years ago

way cool!

Tim C.
Tim C.3 years ago


Natasha Salgado
natasha salgado3 years ago

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

Nimue Pendragon

Simple and elegant :)

Rose Becke3 years ago

This is a house

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

I love it.Thanks for sharing

Jade N.
Jade N.3 years ago

How cute

Bob P.
Bob P.3 years ago

thanks for sharing

Wim Zunnebeld
Wim Zunnebeld3 years ago