* 1967, Swiss, Architect
If you have ever been to the ‘Bleichi’ district in St. Gallen in Switzerland, you most certainly have engaged with Carlos’ work - the open-air city lounge that he designed with multimedia artist Pipilotti Rist. The great Red Square is furnished with sofas, chairs, tables, couches and a Porsche, which are all covered in a bright red carpet of plastic granulate. It’s a big surreal playground in the middle of a business district and seems a perfect metaphor for his handwritten answer on creativity. On the photograph with his hands, you see a model of something he just built for every kid’s favourite place, the Children’s Zoo of Circus Knie.
Carlos Martinez was born in Widnau in 1967. After his apprenticeship as a structural draftsman, he studied architecture in St. Gallen from 1988 to 1992. He works and lives with his family in Berneck.