Parklets are hands down one of our most favorite types of urban interventions, and they’ve started to catch on down south in Brazil as well. Brazilian architecture studio Quadra Estúdio recently installed the Gabion Parklet, a new mini-park in the Belo Horizonte neighborhood of Pampulha. Likened to an “urban balcony,” this mini meeting area is inexpensively constructed from sturdy gabion walls and recycled timber from OSB boxes. The design was originally developed for Casa Cor, the country’s largest architecture exhibition.

+ Quadra Estúdio

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