linehouse transforms tiny shanghai shop into little catch fishmonger
linehouse transforms tiny shanghai shop into little catch fishmonger linehouse transforms tiny shanghai shop into little catch fishmonger
may 05, 2015

linehouse transforms tiny shanghai shop into little catch fishmonger

linehouse transforms tiny shanghai shop into little catch fishmonger
all images © drew bates




local food stalls, small restaurants, shops and people crowd the shanghai street where ‘little catch’ seafood shop can be found. looking beyond the clear glass windows and mesh panels of the façade, stainless steel bins overflow with ice and delicacies of the ocean. the project was undertaken by shanghai design studio linehouse, who transformed the 18m2 space into the likes of a giant net.

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view of the exterior mesh and windows




constructed out of white-powder coated metal, and infilled with varying meshes, the net opens and closes areas to place additional shelving and display areas. on the walls, the form folds to provide additional storage, the cash register, product shelving, and a small table for two. flooring is rough concrete, pairing nicely with the inevitability of the chilly interior. menu boards feature interchangeable letter signs that let customers know what’s in the case and where it comes from, along with other deals and useful info. outside, a simple canvas and neon sign by evelyn chiu guides potential fish-lovers into the shop.

main seafood display on ice

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view towards the street

menu boards and shelving

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product display enclosed in a net-like mesh cage

seafood display and featured items window

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a table top runs along the right (from entrance) side of the shop

featured items display

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‘little catch’



project info:


design: linehouse
graphics: evelyn chiu
location: shanghai, china
area: 18m2
year of completion: 2015



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