Dossier: Panopticon


The long bench

Erste Ideen einer Bank, die entlang eines geschwungenen Weges mit Steigung stehen kann


Model studies - Stabilizing

Abdruck Negativ

Abdruck Positiv

Final elements before the montage

The long bench in use

© Christian Vogt


From pebble to flowerpot




finished pots

installing at final position

© Christian Vogt


A travelling architect


'The travelling architect' is dealing with the development of one, or more storage bags, aiming to support the travelling architect throughout his scouting adventures. At the moment we are working with a combination of two different pieces: a backpack and a belt-bag, where everything concerning the collection of information and the orientation within the site can be packed, e.g sketch-books, maps, writing materials, camera, measuring tools, compass and pockets forstoraging flowers, soil and stones which can be found during the journey.




Cross-Legged Chair

Chairs in public outdoor areas are a rare as well as a much coveted species: whereas park managers tend to replace chairs with unmovable benches for fear of theft and disarrangement, users enjoy portable seating opportunities out of doors and being able to participate in the design of the exterior space.


The design team at Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten solves this dilemma with the crosslegged chair, a stool that not only fulfils the requirements of all parties but also those of the zeitgeist. A stool that combines practical aspects , high-quality design and sustainable production.

The cross-legged chair does not only allow for portable seating in parks: The choice of colour and, if desired, an individual imprint can make the stool a distinctive design element characteristic for the specific park.

The cross-legged chair is 100% recyclable. In addition, it is lightweight and easily transportable but sufficiently bulky as not to be an easy target for thieves. With its unique form and colouring, and the possibility of individual imprints, the stool can also be used stylish image and advertising medium.

The seat is designed for temporary use out if doors and can be composted with the garden rubbish in autumn. When used in interior areas or only partly in the exterior, the chair becomes a durable design object for public and private spaces.




The mineral composition and color of the wall structures for the Lohsepark are derived from the construction material traditionally used in the city of Habmurg, the clinker brick. The brick and stone structures of the city and its harbour areas are contrasted with a living construct of intervals. The colour scheme is taken from the variety of burnt clay. Depending on the combination of the different sides of the bricks, the geometry of the bricks forms a variety of large polygonal and hexagonal openings. Like a reversible figure, the structure of the wall or the individual openings in it seem to alter, depending on the focus of  the viewer.