Fabric8 Creates San Francisco Parklet From Materials Found in the Dump
Posted By Mark Boyer On October 6, 2011 @ 4:00 pm In Art,Recycled Materials,San Francisco,Urban design | No Comments
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
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/new-san-francisco-parklet-made-of-materials-found-in-the-dump/
URLs in this post:
 Pavement to Parks: http://sfpavementtoparks.sfplanning.org/index.htm
 Erik Otto: http://www.erikotto.com/
 Fabric8: http://www.fabric8.com/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/new-san-francisco-parklet-made-of-materials-found-in-the-dump/peace-keeper-erik-otto8/
 salvaged wood: http://inhabitat.com/tag/salvaged-wood
 Fabric8: http://www.fabric8.com/parklet/2011.html
 Pavement to Parks: http://sfpavementtoparks.sfplanning.org/
 SF Weekly: http://blogs.sfweekly.com/exhibitionist/2011/10/climb_on_board_the_peace_keepe.php
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