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  • 250 m2
  • Clay plaster
  • Architects : BC architects
  • Location : Nieuwpoort, Belgium

This project of BC Architects at the Belgian seaside aimed at bringing the ocean into the space. This has inspired us to investigate the use of materials from the ocean and sea as resources for the creation of the walls & ceiling.  Tiny shells were mixed in this clay plaster of BC Materials in Brussels.   The floor is made by grinding down shells that are locally sourced by the clients before combining them perfect with natural clay plaster. This grants the floor a terrazzo-like aesthetic. While the shells add a shimmering effect, that echoes the surface of the sea.

Pictures © Thomas De Bruyne