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SETH BERKOWITZ LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE


Parklet Designs

Parklets are reclaimed urban spaces on the site of former parking spots. Typically sited in dense urban environments they are a method of creating valuable public seating and gathering spaces that can be landscaped and also function as public art. Shown are three different parklet designs. Parklet A focuses on the idea of nature reclaiming the urban landscape. The existing road surface conceptually peels away as nature reemerges. The design also functions as a rain garden in which the vegetation absorb storm water runoff. Parklet B is an abstraction of a former delivery truck and extrudes its silhouette outward to create a variety of gathering spaces. The design concept behind Parklet C is based on many of its elements being removable and/or adjustable to conform to a variety of seating and planting arrangements. The parklet also incorporates green design features such as pitched roof panels to capture and store rainwater and an adjustable vertical planting system.

PROJECTS
DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION