AL_A has designed Tincan, a pop-up seafood restaurant in London’s Soho that opens during the London Design Fesival (LDF)
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Architect and AL_A founder Amanda Levete found inspiration for the project on frequent trips to Lisbon, where her eponymous practice is designing a cultural centre for energy company EDP (AJ 08.01.14).
On a recent trip, Levete visited a former fishing tackle shop in the Portuguese capital that had been converted into a restaurant that only served tinned fish.
‘What started as lunch quickly became an idea, and subsequently a new project: to bring the culture and sensibility of an architect’s studio to a restaurant serving the best tinned fish in the world,’ she said.
The restaurant will feature chairs, light fittings, wall displays and tables created specifically for the project. Tincan will offer a choice of 30 different tinned seafoods that will range in price from £7 - £28. The price includes free bread.
Tincan opens on 15 September at 7 Upper James Street, London, and will be open for six months.