Grilled Mackerel Shop_ Wendy Lin, Y2

The Grilled Mackerel Shop hangs over its own mackerel farm, and attempts to allow tourists, fisherman and seabirds to co-exist in harmony on this site. Inspired by traditional Canarian balconies, the eating spaces hang from the cliff and offer magnificent views of the basalt cliffs of Los Christianos bay and the neighbouring island La Gomera.

Structurally, the scheme borrows from the fish’s anatomy with a solid service space (bones) wrapped by lightweight served spaces (skin). The form was determined by a series of tests using hanging fishing weights hung from anchor points corresponding to the wingspan of yellow-legged seagulls.

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