Noriega Street Parklet by Matarozzi Pelsinger Design + Build
Matarozzi Pelsinger Design + Build designed a space for sitting, eating, and playing, replacing three parking spaces on a street in San Francisco, California.
The site, a 45° parallelogram, is subdivided into two separate spaces to help accommodate different kinds of user groups (dogs & children, young & old, quiet & loud, bikes & strollers). One space opens generously to the sidewalk, while the other is more protected and intimate. The required 3’ setback from adjacent parking spaces is exploited to provide seating on both the interior and exterior of the extra-deep benches. The acute corners are embraced as areas for planting and “chaise lounge” seating, where tight plan geometry becomes an excuse to put your feet up.
Photography: Wells Campbell