Zachary Dillon Huelsing
256 Images That Matter to Architecture
256 Images That Matter to Architecture is a visual exploration composed of 256 images that present the polished ideal of architecture in relationship to the fluid lived experience of the built environment. The book uses images collected from domestic interior design product catalogs, exhibition catalogs, and personal photographs.
2024 Boston Olympic Village: Sample City
Sample City is a proposed 2024 Olympic village that is composed of artificial waterfronts arranged parallel to one another. The scheme creates an island for future development centered on the convention center and building off of connections to downtown Boston and Logan Airport. Each waterfront condition exhibits a different spatial characteristic, with each edge inspired by pre-existing waterfronts found throughout Boston. The building types and their arrangements are unique to each waterfront, creating a compression of the episodic neighborhood experience of the city.
The disparate, parallel edge strips are connected by a light rail people mover that runs perpendicular to all of the waterfronts. This transportation system begins in South Boston, skewers each waterfront condition, and then connects to Boston’s established network of buses, trains, and proposed water taxi system. After the Olympics, Boston will have a new highly connected waterfront system with different building types and urban spatial languages that can accommodate international growth into the 21st century.
This section of Kunsthaus Bregenz was chosen so as to analyze and represent the building’s novel approach to providing thermal insulation, resistance to water penetration and vapor infiltration, and use of daylight and artificial light to uniformly illuminate interior gallery spaces of the museum. A scaffolding system extends out to support an exterior skin composed of a system of overlapping frosted glass panels that shed water while simultaneously filtering light into an interstitial space that exists between the floor and ceiling of one floor and the next. The daylight is combined with artificial lighting in order to best light each floor. At night, the artificial lighting system inverts the process and light is filtered out into the city.