interstice architects reflects san francisco's topography with sunset parklet
 
interstice architects reflects san francisco's topography with sunset parklet interstice architects reflects san francisco's topography with sunset parklet
jul 17, 2015

interstice architects reflects san francisco's topography with sunset parklet

interstice architects reflects san francisco’s topography with sunset parklet
photography by cesar rubio

 

 

 

composed completely of timber, interstice architects developed the ‘sunset parklet’- a flexible, outdoor furniture situated in san francisco’s outer sunset district. unique from the other parklets within the city, the sculptural form derives from the topography of san francisco- mainly its famous uphill and downhill streets. measuring at 50 feet, the timber strips form ‘4 streets’ which undulate to become a bike parking platform, lounge chairs, tables, planters and accessible areas of ground. receiving special recognition in the urban design award, the public amenity encourages social gathering and its adaptability engages people from diverse constituencies.

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the parklet is constructed using sustainable and reclaimed materials

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offering a warm complex wood environment as a refuge from the concrete sidewalk

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a bike parking platform has also been integrated

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the parklet serves as a community gathering space

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from some angles it resembles a large barge, or freighter carrying its passengers to the nearby beach

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at 50 feet, the site was conceptually divided into 4 equal 18” parallel strips

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initial drawing

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