Keramet Reiter

monograph, “23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement”
Yale University Press, New Haven – October, 2016

Birgit Müller

“Monofunktionale Hyperräume – Fragmentierung des Stadtgefüges oder nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung?”
Eine explorative Studie über einen neuen Stadttyp, LIT Verlag, Münster, Germany – June, 2016
ISBN 3-643-13439-4

FXFOWLE Architects

Heidi Blau, “Moving Parts / Modular Architecture in a Flat World”, research publication
New York – Spring, 2016

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Rana Dasgupta, Mariana Fix, Andrew Herscher, Sandi Hilal, Anne Kochelkorn, David J. Madden, Reinhold Martin, Justin McGuirk, Abdou Maliq Simone,
“Housing after the Neoliberal Turn. International Case Studies”, Serie Wohnungsfrage, catalog, Berlin, Germany – October, 2015
ISBN 978-3-95905-048-7  Purchase online 

Jared Green

Essays, “Design for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World”
Christoph Gielen, “Solar Roadways”, Princeton Architectural Press, New York
– April, 2015
ISBN 9781616893002




Géographie 2e

“Géographie 2e, Sociétés et développement durable”, Éditions MAGNARD, Paris, France – February, 2015

The Museum of Modern Art

Teddy Cruz, “Rethinking Uneven Growth” / “Uneven Growth” Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities, catalog, New York – November, 2014
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av proyectos, issue 064 Expo Milano 2015
Christoph Gielen, “Ciphers: Decoding the Growth Machine” title feature
Madrid, Spain – July/August, 2014
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The Dirt / American Society of Landscape Architects

Jared Green, “Christoph Gielen’s Photographs Document the Failures of Sprawl”, Washington D.C. – July, 2014
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architektura na świecie: Agnieszka Rumińska, “Tak mieszkają w USA. Ziemia z nieba w obiektywie Christopha Gielena”,
Poland – July, 2014

plataforma arquitectura

Javiera Yávar, “Arte y Arquitectura: Fotos aéreas de la expansión urbana en ciudades estadounidenses”
Chile – June, 2014

La Revue de la Terre – Numéro 15

Explorama par Christoph Gielen, “Ciphers ou la géométrie des banlieues”
Paris, France – May, 2014


Anthony Johnson, “Photos: Artist Christoph Gielen spots interesting patterns in urban sprawl” – May, 2014
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Anthony Johnson, “Les motifs de l’étalement urbain”, Canada – May, 2014
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Centre Pompidou

Aurélien Lemonier, Frédéric Migayrou, Bernard Tschumi, “Bernard Tschumi”, catalog Paris, France – April, 2014

Business Insider

Harrison Jacobs, “These Are Some Mesmerizing Photos Of The Urban Sprawl That’s Devouring The Planet” Ciphers, book review, New York – April, 2014
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Daily Mail

Ashley Collman, “Decoding the hidden circles of suburbia: Photographer takes stunning pictures of America’s urban sprawl from the sky” Ciphers, book review
London, England – April, 2014
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competition Nr.6

Magazin für Architekten, Ingenieure und Bauherren
“Geheimcodes der Zersiedelung”, Christoph Gielen: Ciphers
Berlin, Germany – January, 2014

uncube – magazine blog

Susie Lee, “Suburban Kaleidoscope: Christoph Gielen’s photographs of human land-use patterns”  Ciphers, book review
Berlin, Germany – January, 2014
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Frank-Thorsten Moll, Ursula Zeller

Zeppelin Museum
Catalogue, “Die Welt von oben – Die Vogelperspektive in der Kunst”
Friedrichshafen, Germany – October, 2013
ISBN 978-3-00-043729-8  Purchase online

Prison Photography

“Christoph Gielen Goes Up In The Air, Shares a Broad Perspective On Solitary Confinement,” Portland – April, 2013
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Wired Magazine

“Patterns as Priorities: Aerial Supermax Prison Photos Echo Shapes of Suburbia,”
San Francisco – April, 2013
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Daily Mail

“Cons from the Air: Vast super-max prison captured from above in series of stunning shots
showing layout designed for total lockdown,” London, England – March, 2013
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Bernard Tschumi

monograph, “Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color”, Rizzoli
New York – October, 2012


Journal, American Planning Association, Volume 78, issue 3
Chicago – July, 2012


Magazine, “Behind the Scene,” Fine-Art Photography
New York – July, 2012


Journal, American Planning Association, Volume 78, issue 2
Chicago – April, 2012


Christoph Gielen, “Geometry of Sprawl, Home, Visions of Earth”
magazine issue 10, China – November, 2011



contemporary art and architecture magazine, “Casa de estudo”
Portugal – November, 2011


Journal, architecture and design, AIA issue 211, “Adaption”
Washington D.C. – November, 2011


Andy J. Wang, “New Urbanism vs. Landscape Urbanism” journal vol. 19
Philadelphia – March 2011

CNN World

Matthew Knight, “America’s suburban sprawl elevated to aerial art”, daily
London, England – November, 2010
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Sustainable Cities Collective

Blog, “Christoph Gielen’s Aerial Photos of Sprawl” — November, 2010


magazine, “China’s Instant Cities” Shanghai, China – September, 2010

The New York Times

Op-Ed, Allison Arieff, “Space: It’s Still a Frontier” – February, 2010


magazine, “What’s Next / Transportation” New York – January, 2010

Natural Resources Defense Council

Blog, “A Birds-Eye View of New Suburbia” New York – January, 2010

Peeping Tom

Catalog, no. 1 Berlin, Christoph Gielen, “The Chain”
Paris, France – June, 2009

The New Yorker

magazine, Vince Aletti “Christoph Gielen” Goings on About Town / Art
New York – January, 2009