Fish 349 is a project in three parts: the original Georgian building, its 1970’s extension and the new plywood and glass armature that connects them. The dining room occupies the ground floor of the Georgian building, a programmatic delineation that also sets the Georgian element apart from the later addition. This if further reinforced by pulling back the textures of the Georgian structure to reveal the original brick walls, timber structure and lining to the floor above.
An armature folds and twists into the new interior to position diners relative to pedestrians on the street outside. In this way, the external street space is folded into the intimate space of a commercial interior in such a way that the interior is experienced as an extension of the urban condition.
The tool for exploring the contexts of this project has been the line: the direction of the street, the trajectory of a pedestrian, a line of sight. These linear explorations result in formal, material and spatial delineations that vary from careful spatial studies to playful graphics.