Tomi Hilsee

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Rotterdam, Netherlands
thilsee@tomhilsee.com

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Making Through Love; an architecture thesis

the architecture of violence; constructing Rotterdam: from the polder parcel to
urban housing


Making Through Remembering/Unknowing History; Re-inhabiting the Neolithic Longhouse

The Pores of our Skin are Full of Plastic: A Brief History of Petrochemicals

72 Kneeland; a history of a site in Boston's Chinatown

Reclaiming the Land; constructing collectivity
on a terril




Visitor Center @
Althouse Arboretum


Newburgh Community
Photo Project




That Exhibition That Happened in the Corridor

Doe-Het-Zelf Werkplaats

WORK OUT #3: One Big Massive Collective Drawing

Fictioning Comfort

An on-going project with the Chinatown Atlas to witness larger transitions in the built, cultural, and economic landscape of the South Cove, and Boston, since colonial settlement, through the detailed description of the history of a single site. (The site, 72 Kneeland, being the building in which I myself lived.)

[fig.1] Mapping incremental land-fill and wharfing projects in the South Cove

[fig.2] Axon of building at 72 Kneeland across time, including the moment of being cut in half

[fig.3] Reconstructed drawing of neighboring parcel to 72 Kneeland after the widening of Kneeland in 1927 which resulted in the demolition of buildings and small gas stations on the remnant half lots to service the expanded car traffic.

Drawings and research summary will be soon available within a book on the geographic and built history of Bostons' Chinatown produced by the Chinatown Atlas and published by MIT Press.



What Happened in the Place in Which I Lived? - Sarmad
Magazine Book #5, Home


DRAFT of book page spreads

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