Books + Writings

BOOKS and a selection of other WRITINGS by John Hill
(Updated 17 September 2018)


NYC Walks: Guide to New Architecture (Forthcoming: Prestel, 2019)

Guide to Contemporary Chicago Architecture (Forthcoming: University of Illinois Press, 2019)

How to Build a Skyscraper (Rotovision, 2017)

100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs (Prestel, 2017)

100 Years, 100 Buildings (Prestel, 2016)

Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture (W. W. Norton, 2011)

(My Amazon author page)

Articles in Print Publications:

Book Review of Young-Old: Urban Utopias of an Aging Society (The Architect's Newspaper, 2015)

"The Architecture of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York" (in Our Haus: Austrian Cultural Forum New York, the First 10 Years, ACFNY/Verlag Anton Pustet, 2013)

Le Whitney Museum of American Art: Upside Down! – French translation of my English text (7h09 carnet d'ailleurs, 2013)

Photoshop Therapy (CLOG: Rendering, 2012)

Book Review of DASH: Delft Architectural Studies on Housing (The Architect's Newspaper, 2011)

The New Age Steel (Design Today, 2011)

API-AR 2050 (eVolo, 2010)

Book Review of Twenty Minutes in Manhattan (The Architect's Newspaper, 2010)

Plaza Redo, Again (The Architect's Newspaper, 2010)

Book Review of Urban Design for an Urban Century (The Architect's Newspaper, 2009)

Book Review of Engineered Transparency (The Architect's Newspaper, 2009)

Of Ducks and Sheds (Architect Magazine, 2009)

Book Review of Two NYC Guides (The Architect's Newspaper, 2009)

Book Review of Designs on the Public (The Architect's Newspaper, 2009)

Book Review of World's Greatest Architect (The Architect's Newspaper, 2009)

A Reality Dose on the Prairie (TENbyTEN, 2005)

Recycling, Renewal, and Radicchio (TENbyTEN, 2004)

The Miniaturization of the Megalopolis (TENbyTEN, 2005)

Soldier Field Loses Landmark Status (Architecture Magazine, 2006)

Selected "Insights" at World-Architects Daily News:

Perceiving Robert Irwin (September 2018)

The Aesthetics of a Concrete Utopia (September 2018)

Five Facts from Five Seasons (July 2018)

Best of the (Biennale) National Pavilions (June 2018)

Wither Architectural Representation (May 2018)

Parsing The Proposal (May 2018)

Image Building at Parrish Art Museum (March 2018)

3 Masterpieces by Balkrishna Doshi (March 2018)

A Past That Never Was; a Future That Never Came to Be (January 2018)

18 for '18 (January 2018)

Winning at WAF (November 2017)

Designing with Marionette (November 2017)

How Allied Works Works (October 2017)

Making New History in Chicago (September 2017)

Review: MoMA's 'Frank Lloyd Wright at 150' (June 2017)

Caracas's 'Living Ruin' (May 2017)

Peter Zumthor, Beneath the Surface (February 2017)

Learning from Noguchi's Lead (February 2017)

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Takes on Pierre Chareau (November 2016)

WTC at 15 (September 2016)

Reporting on 'Reporting from the Front' (May 2016)

Exhibition Review of Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist (May 2016)

Exhibition Review: A Japanese Constellation (March 2016)

Alejandro Aravena and the Future of the Pritzker Prize (January 2016)

Highlights from 'Global Citizen' (January 2016)

'The State of the Art of Architecture' at the Chicago Architecture Biennial (October 2015)

The Architecture of Libraries, Presidential and Otherwise (August 2015)

Thomas Heatherwick's 'Provocations' (July 2015)

The State of the Art in (Chicago) Architecture (April 2015)

Building Supertall (March 2015)

Learning from Houston's Shotgun Houses (February 2015)

Exhibition Review: HOT TO COLD (February 2015)

China's "Un-Weird" Architecture (October 2014)

Surveying Today's Tech Landscape (September 2014)

Zoos in the 21st Century (August 2014)

2014 Venice Biennale (part one of four, June 2014)

Architecture Students Designing AND Building (April 2014)

The Materials of Shigeru Ban (March 2014)

Tech Campuses - A Side-by-Side Comparison (September 2013)

Spaces for Learning (August 2013)

The Landscapes of Le Corbusier (June 2013)

Architects House Themselves (April 2013)

BIM in 10 Lessons (February 2013)

Deconstructivist Architecture, 25 Years Later (January 2013)

The Glass House (October 2012)

Biennale Architettura 2012 (part one of three, August 2012)

"Studio Visits" at World-Architects Daily News:

Gensler (January 2017)

OMA NY (July 2016)

Ross Barney Architects (May 2015)

ikon.5 architects (March 2015)

James Corner Field Operations (November 2014)

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (October 2014)

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (January 2014)

WOHA (October 2013)

BIG NYC (March 2013)

OMA NY (February 2013)

Studio Gang Architects (January 2013)


Cannon Design (May 2012)

Interviews and Short Q&As at World-Architects Daily News:

Appraising Starchitecture (Interviews with authors Leslie Sklair and Davide Ponzini, May 2017)

An Inside View of Hotels (Interview with IDA14's Karsten Schmidt, October 2016)

Outside Your Comfort Zone: Eva Franch i Gilabert at the Summit (Interview with director of Storefront for Art and Architecture at Vectorworks Design Summit, May 2016)

A Short Survey of Women in Architecture (short Q&As with women architects, April 2015)

On Architectural Models (short Q&As with architects, November 2014)

On Architecture in Brazil (interview with Laurence Kimmel, Bruno Santa Cecília, and Anke Tiggemann; May 2014)

Lettering Large (interview with Steven Heller and Mirko Ilić, February 2014)

Time-Space-Existence in Venice (interview with Rene Rietmeyer, February 2014)

Making Architecture Public (short Q&As with curators, September 2013)

A Short Survey of Architectural Publishing (short Q&As with publishers, May 2013)

Talking WAF (interview with Paul Finch, April 2013)

Viewpoints (short Q&As with photographers, March 2013)

URBANSCREEN Q&A (interview with the artist collective, September 2012)

Storefronts for Architects (short Q&As with architects, September 2012)

Curating Contemporary Architecture with Pedro Gadanho (interview with the MoMA curator, July 2012)

Transforming the Architecture Studio with C-BIP (interview with Scott Marble, June 2012)

Austrian Cultural Forum at 10 (interview with ACFNY director Andreas Stadler, April 2012)

Articles in Online Publications:

East River Transformation (The World Edition, 2007)

A Horned Moses No More? (NYFA Current, 2007)

To Remember or to Forget? (NYFA Current, 2006)

Architecture and Blogging (AIA AssociateNews, 2005)

Changing Place/Changing Times (Invisible Insurrection, 2004)

Academic Papers:

Jacob Javits Plaza: Reconsidering Intentions (CCNY, 2007)

Driving is Murder (CCNY, 2006)

Bernard Tschumi's Parc de la Villette (KSU, 1996)