The World Is His Oyster: A Modern Fishing Shack by the Sea
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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 single wood space heater heats the entire interior. Above: Translucent panels cover the house's wood frame, allowing light to flood the work space. Above: A polished concrete floor can be easily hosed down. Above: A sheltered rooftop deck offers another space for plein-air dining. Above: A living roof provides insulation. Above: The exterior is clad in black stained wood siding. Above: A detail of the translucent panels that allow light to filter into the workshop. Above: An exterior elevation. We're finding ourselves fascinated by black painted houses recently; explore more noirish dwellings at 10 Modern Houses Gone to the Dark Side .