Archetype, Representation, Illusion

What are the references for designing the urban landscape? What are the archetypes of landscape in our imaginations, to which our parks and squares refer? Today, everyone of us can visit the most impressive, exotic and extreme landscapes in a split second via the World Wide Web. This fact makes the natural and sociocultural givens of a place an even more meaningful foundation for the design of authentic exterior spaces which are sustainable in terms of both ecology and content. Between the deluge of images offered by the media and the forgotten images of our own landscape history and cultural history, we must again learn to see with our own eyes.
This illustrated book shows VOGT projects of the last years, using photos by Christian Vogt who has documented the work of our office for many years.