John Hockenberry

The Ghosts of 1914

Looking back and forth across the divide of 1914 is to chase ghosts. Art and design cast their shadows across this chasm.

Our columnist looks back at the Great War on the centennial of its outbreak.

Cities of the Imagination

The building boom in the Middle East– spearheaded in large part by Western design firms–is the latest chapter in that region’s centuries-old struggle between its cultural identity and its utopian dreams.

Within the Product of No Product

­John Hockenberry asks: what are the implications for industrial designers if the strongest consumer impulse becomes not buying?

­What are the implications for industrial designers if the strongest consumer impulse becomes not buying?

Case Study

Fellow wheelchair user Ralf Hotchkiss taught our author the importance of local resources, the value of low-tech, and the true meaning of sustainability.

The 100-Year Home

The New York Times builds a glittering twenty-first-century headquarters—designed by Renzo Piano—that challenges the very notion of how a newspaper operates during a time of great
uncertainty and rapid transformation.

Family Circus

In this third incarnation of Le Cirque, Sirio Maccioni and Adam D. Tihany resume a collaboration that has helped change the face of American dining.

Fear Factor

Designing in a post 9/11 world has forced architects and planners to revisit some basic tenets and beliefs.