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.