The Largest Public Living-room : City Lounge

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


  • SephirothWhoop May 28, 2008 at 11:40 AMLogin to Reply →

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

  • hipmonkey May 28, 2008 at 17:08 PMLogin to Reply →

    WAyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy cool!

  • Marisa May 28, 2008 at 18:08 PMLogin to Reply →

    Wow. All that is really carpet?

  • ggn May 28, 2008 at 19:23 PMLogin to Reply →

    thats quite a photograph

  • FireSpell May 28, 2008 at 19:27 PMLogin to Reply →

    wow, what happens when it rains? XP

  • mousiesqueakz4u May 28, 2008 at 19:51 PMLogin to Reply →

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

  • Kendra May 28, 2008 at 22:03 PMLogin to Reply →


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

  • dexie May 28, 2008 at 22:54 PMLogin to Reply →

    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

  • Fabio Scala May 29, 2008 at 22:49 PMLogin to Reply →

    One word: AMAZING!

  • City Lounge, las sala de estar más grande del mundo May 30, 2008 at 12:02 PMLogin to Reply →

    […] Vía | FreshHome […]

  • ChainSmirker June 1, 2008 at 14:55 PMLogin to Reply →


    this is photoshopped

  • Sumit June 3, 2008 at 18:06 PMLogin to Reply →

    i dont believe it

  • Ann Hanks June 5, 2008 at 19:14 PMLogin to Reply →

    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.

  • HometownZero June 6, 2008 at 00:27 AMLogin to Reply →

    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.

  • michelle June 7, 2008 at 20:52 PMLogin to Reply →

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

  • reba June 14, 2008 at 01:10 AMLogin to Reply →

    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.

  • Cheyenne January 18, 2009 at 23:00 PMLogin to Reply →

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

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