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The Largest Public Living-room : City Lounge

On Freshome I focus mostly on things for homes, but today I’ve found an interesting project that I can say is the largest public living-room, and a great place to visit if you are in Switzerland. City Lounge is an outdoor space in the center of St. Gallen, Switzerland, that has been designed by Carlos Martinez in collaboration with Pipilotti Rist and it was the winning entry at a design competition announced by the Schweizer Verbandes der Raiffeisenbanken (SVRB) and the city of St. Gallen. The project features a bright red surfacing that appears to have swept in like the tide, covering everything in its path. At night, the streets are illuminated by blimp-shaped objects that hang from cables strung between the district’s modern office buildings. Photos by : Thomas MayerVia

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16 responses to “The Largest Public Living-room : City Lounge” - Add yours!

  1. SephirothWhoop said:
    May 28, 2008

    DUDEE WTF BOOYA I WANT ONE haha, great thing, love it, nice one ^^

  2. hipmonkey said:
    May 28, 2008

    WAyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy cool!

  3. Marisa said:
    May 28, 2008

    Wow. All that is really carpet?

  4. ggn said:
    May 28, 2008

    thats quite a photograph

  5. FireSpell said:
    May 28, 2008

    wow, what happens when it rains? XP

  6. mousiesqueakz4u said:
    May 28, 2008

    this is AWESOME!!!!!
    How come America can’t come up with something this kickass?!?!?!
    Im moving to Switzerland!!
    haha ^.^

  7. Kendra said:
    May 28, 2008

    LOLOLL PHOTOSHOPPED.

    No just kidding.
    This is ridiculously cool. This I’d like to see for myself.

  8. dexie said:
    May 28, 2008

    i bet the reason we don’t have that in America is because within two seconds of opening it will be littered with McDonalds bags and other trash and nobody will want to clean it up; we’re too lazy

  9. May 29, 2008

    One word: AMAZING!

  10. ChainSmirker said:
    June 1, 2008

    Fake

    this is photoshopped

  11. Sumit said:
    June 3, 2008

    i dont believe it

  12. Ann Hanks said:
    June 5, 2008

    This is the worest idea I have ever heard of. What about dirt, and the oil from vehicles? What is to keep weed seeds, and grass from growing in it? And then there is moss, and mildew to think about. Anything that would stop that would be equally toxic to people. Not tomention where could anyone sit after it rained without gettiing a wet butt? Skeptic in Tacoma.

  13. HometownZero said:
    June 6, 2008

    You guys are idiots. This is real, but it must be temporary.
    What I would give to have something like that in the Mini-appel.

  14. michelle said:
    June 7, 2008

    No kidding. It’s Installation Art, people! And this is in Europe, where creative exploration is
    not only allowed, but encouraged. Great piece.

  15. reba said:
    June 14, 2008

    Very cool.
    sorry some of our inbreds have apparently broken into an internet-access facility.
    you see, they have this complex where they can only say “fake” and
    “photoshopped” because they can’t wrap their heads around the concept of
    art, excuse them.

  16. Cheyenne said:
    January 18, 2009

    Wow. Amazing. This is what I call art. Nice red. :)

    P.S. Nice comment reba! And please stop staying fake this is real.

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