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The World Is His Oyster: A Modern Fishing Shack by the Sea

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by Julie Carlson last modified Feb 13, 2015

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 workspace for an oyster farmer. The building is composed of two areas: an office/lounge space with a kitchen and dining area and a loftlike 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 workspace. Above: The polished concrete floor can be easily hosed down. Above: A 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. Enjoying the cult of the oyster? Steal This Look: A Parisian Oyster Party and check out these Northern California restaurants: Saltwater in Inverness  and Anchor & Hope . In Seattle, catch up with an  Oyster Bar on Wheels . We're finding ourselves fascinated by black-painted houses: Explore more noirish dwellings in  10 Modern Houses Gone to the Dark Side . N.B.: This post is an update; the original ran on January 26, 2013, as part of our In the Library issue. More Stories from Remodelista A Burgundy Château, Hotel Edition A Love Match in Paris: Liaigre + Lopez Past Meets Present: A Future-Proof Renovation in France






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