Carlos Martinez (De Aedibus 100)
Danizl A. Walser, Heinz Wirz (Ed.)
Quart Verlag, 2023
Carlos Martinez has been running his architectural office in Berneck (Switzerland) for over 30 years. He made a name for himself through his collaboration with Pipilotti Rist entitled “roter Teppich von St. Gallen” (“red carpet of St. Gallen”), a wonderful urban-planning intervention that brings together the formerly haphazard conglomerate of remnant spaces and transport functions to create a homogeneous, identity-strengthening unity. His great energy and inventive engagement with the urban-planning context and its existing structures have led to numerous architectural projects that integrate themselves as powerful figures in the urban context and landscape.