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Mark Boyer

Fabric8 Creates San Francisco Parklet From Materials Found in the Dump

by , 10/06/11

Erik Otto, The Peace Keeper, parklet, San Francisco, Mission District, art, recycled materials,

The parklet’s dominant feature is a sloping, thatched hillside made of a motley mix of different types of salvaged wood. From the hill, a slender house rises with a pitched roof and a bunch of small holes that will later emit light. Olivia Ongpin from Fabric8 says Otto is hoping to power the lighthouse with solar panels, but they haven’t been installed yet. On the other side of the parklet, four beanbag chairs — also made of recycled materials — are flanked by planters.

San Francisco’s Pavement to Parks project seeks to temporarily reclaim underutilized space in roadways for public use in order to determine whether long-term changes should be made. The Peace Keeper will remain in place for a full year, after which time Fabric8 and the community will select a new design.

+ Fabirc8

+ Erik Otto

Via SF Weekly

Photos by Mark Boyer for Inhabitat

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