John Hill


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I am an architect, writer, and blogger living in New York City.
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John Hill published an ideabook

Houzz Tour: Modern Style With Wood, Stone and Color

The materials offer just the first surprise in this modern home in a Chicago suburb Full Story
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paddlerchick
I like aspects of it but it looks like a commercial building. Even though I love glass, I wonder who keeps it clean in homes like this. One would have to have a full time window cleaner.
on Sunday at 6:44am   
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dd_sylvian
Some of the shots of the outside of this house make it look too large and looming, giving it an institutional vibe. I like the concept but do not love it. A bit too impersonal for me. The way the light plays indoors and the views from the inside towards the landscape are what are attracting me to this design and I don't know if that could be achieved without the exterior being as such. I have a love / hate relationship with the whole thing.
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Step Right Up: Expressing Movement on Modern Stairs

Seeing a person on a staircase changes our perception of the design Full Story
     Comment   April 3, 2014
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John Hill
Vines - Are you talking about the photo with the diagonal steps at the bottom and the horizontal rails between the studs, the one by Kell Architects? Why is it not code compliant? The spacing looks pretty tight to me; it doesn't look more than a 4" spacing. Or are you referring to them being horizontal? I know that is not code compliant in certain buildings, such as schools where they can be used like a ladder. But here the rails look fine to me.

As an architect, the best way I've found to design rails is to make them exactly 4" o.c. (on center). Therefore, with the material thickness, whatever it may be, the spacing will always be less than 4". The "ball test" is probably pretty common for inspection, but to get a permit having 4" o.c. (or less) on the drawings is necessary.
April 3, 2014 at 5:10am   
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John Hill
Vines - I see what you're talking about now. Initially I thought you were referring to something in the article, not the comment section. The question about risers is a good one...something I should research and put into an Ideabook, particularly given the number of other questions that ask how and why re: open risers.
April 3, 2014 at 5:30am     
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Goldcon Construction
Great article!
April 6, 2014 at 3:19pm   
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baraaart
Usage of under stares
last Wednesday at 7:02pm   
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Meet Shigeru Ban, Winner of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize

This humanitarian’s vision includes inspiring new uses for everyday materials, in relief housing and other structures the world over Full Story
     Comment   March 27, 2014
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John Hill
Stuart and Julie - Not sure I can suitably answer your question, but the modern/traditional debate is something I've tackled, most overtly in a Glass House Conversation a couple years ago: http://glasshouseconversations.org/where-do-you-stand-on-the-traditional-versus-modern-debate-and-why-is-there-a-contemporary-compromise/
March 27, 2014 at 12:29pm   
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13eco13
This guy is fan-freaking-tastic. How wonderful it is that Shigeru Ban is an artist, a scientist, and a humanitarian rolled into one! And how wonderful it is that such a person is honored and recognized for his contributions to the world.
April 7, 2014 at 5:07pm   
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Fresh Eyes For Your Home
What an extraordinary human being! This man is an artist, a scientist and a humanitarian all in one and his contributions have made an impact on the lives of many. Honoring him is a privilege.
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John Hill published an ideabook

Houzz Tour: Fieldstone Divides and Connects a Wisconsin Home

Modern architecture looks right at home on its site, thanks in part to a bold north-south wall of local stone Full Story
     Comment   March 27, 2014
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hawkb
Right on Phil Burnside! I totally agree these were not glacier scarred.
April 2, 2014 at 8:20am   
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stevenuzz
Jon, once again great article. I am looking to do a similar style floor in my new home build. I need to use a light weight concrete as it is a wood frame building. Do you know of any products, procedures, or techniques that take this into account and can give me a similar finish. I have seen agilia used and it is great but I don't know about the finish. It seems to be more porous , flat and un-polishable looking than a pure concrete. I am calling my house Frank2rd by the way, because it is essentially an homage to Frank Loyd and my Father whose name is Frank. I am also making a film about my experience building it, architecture as art form , immigrant experience...etc. Super excited to say the least. Thanks
Steven
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April 6, 2014 at 9:16am   
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March 25, 2014
John Hill published an ideabook

Houzz Tour: Sleek and Neat in Toronto

Clean lines and generous hidden storage give a renovated home for 4 a more spacious look without a bit of clutter Full Story
     Comment   March 25, 2014
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Peggy Tupper
The reading nook has many personal items and looks like a cozy spot. Many comenters say the home looks "stark". The living room has an entire wall of cabinetry. Obviously the home owners put their stuff away for the photo shoot. On other articles on Houzz, the issue is clutter.
last Friday at 6:42am   
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makyambo
Beautiful house
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March 19, 2014
John Hill published an ideabook

Houzz Tour: Ultramodern and Artistic in the New York Woods

Connecting with the forest but standing out from it too, this well-appointed home brings life and socializing to its 8-acre parcel Full Story
     Comment   March 17, 2014
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patiopt
so ZEN :-) I am pretty sure you feel smart there. A space where your thoughts would like to float with no destination , to expand like ghosts, to let emotions flow out of the window and to make a swirl up or to return to this, oh, so balanced space. ;-)
March 24, 2014 at 5:07pm     
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louf26
I notice that there is nothing on the walls. Wouldn't it be nice to add a few pieces of original paintings on the wall to add some colors or is something to avoid in a modern decor?
March 30, 2014 at 5:06am   
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