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Fabric8 Creates San Francisco Parklet From Materials Found in the Dump

Posted By Mark Boyer On October 6, 2011 @ 4:00 pm In Art,Design,Innovation,Recycled Materials,San Francisco,Urban design | No Comments

Erik Otto, The Peace Keeper, parklet, San Francisco, Mission District, art, recycled materials, [1]

The parklet’s dominant feature is a sloping, thatched hillside made of a motley mix of different types of salvaged wood [2]. 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 [3] 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 [4] 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 [3] and the community will select a new design.

+ Fabirc8 [3]

+ Erik Otto [5]

Via SF Weekly [6]

Photos by Mark Boyer for Inhabitat

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/new-san-francisco-parklet-made-of-materials-found-in-the-dump/peace-keeper-erik-otto8/

[2] salvaged wood: http://inhabitat.com/tag/salvaged-wood

[3] Fabric8: http://www.fabric8.com/parklet/2011.html

[4] Pavement to Parks: http://sfpavementtoparks.sfplanning.org/

[5] + Erik Otto: http://www.erikotto.com/

[6] SF Weekly: http://blogs.sfweekly.com/exhibitionist/2011/10/climb_on_board_the_peace_keepe.php

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