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LES STREET SEAT

Client NYC DOT
Date 2015
Size 156 sq ft
Budget n/a
Collaborators CATHY LANG HO and LINDA POLLAK at MARPILLERO POLLAK ARCHITECTS

Our parklet is an urban intervention for a public resting area created with the DOT Street Seat Program. It is the first one on the Lower East Side. Created by co-opting materials, atmospheres and spatial patterns from street construction sites all around the city: The mesh and scaffolding integrate the project in this urban program while providing a shelter from sun, traffic and wind. The massive lumber beams provide a seating than can be fixed into place or build as flexible and rotating benches. The project is further populated by plantings that infiltrate