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    • Body and Mind Shaped by Built Form: Experiences of Borobudur 

      Nicoara, Georgiana (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-21)
      This thesis takes the form of a pilgrimage to the Buddhist temple of Borobudur in Indonesia to explore the relationship between spiritual practices and physical space, in particular analyses the relationships between ...
    • CUBAN DESIGN: Ingenuity and Resiliency to Subsist 

      Reyes Martin, Amanda (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-20)
      Since 1959, the Cuban people have been deprived of consumer products common elsewhere due to the political and economic condition in the island, where an everlasting lack of access to basic resources prevails. Driven by ...
    • Cultural Interface 

      Michailova, Violeta (University of Waterloo, 2022-05-06)
      Architecture can be seen as humankind’s original canvas, a primary means of cultural expression and the total, sovereign art form. Public architecture and urban public spaces, in particular, are meant to be theaters for ...
    • Facadist Toronto: Heritage at Face Value 

      Li, Zhen (University of Waterloo, 2023-04-27)
      Facadism is the practice of retaining only the outward layer of a building, usually of heritage significance, while the interiors are demolished to make way for new construction. In Toronto, this has become standard practice, ...
    • The Game with Death : a transgressive tradition of Villa Adriana 

      Mukerjea, shiuli (University of Waterloo, 2024-01-22)
      Villa Adriana has long been hailed as poetry in architectural form. A world building project executed at the scale of landscape, it manipulated the very fabric of the earth with audacity, draining a river plain, conjuring ...
    • A Guide for Foreign Trained Newcomer Architects: Identifying barriers to re-licensure in Canada 

      Terzian, Hagop (University of Waterloo, 2021-01-19)
      Canada has a reputation of maintaining a positive outlook on immigration and prides itself on the belief that its doors are open to individuals all around the world. Canada’s government welcomes a diverse number of immigrants ...
    • Recollecting Identity: Food, Culture, Space and Place in the Street Markets of Hong Kong 

      Lee, Salina Victoria (University of Waterloo, 2023-05-04)
      The research investigates the importance of culture and placemaking in defining food urbanism in Hong Kong with a culture at risk of disappearing. Considering current revitalization projects and the removal of local street ...
    • Spaces of Production: From the Industrial to the Virtual City 

      Suen, Victoria (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-18)
      In the industrial city, capitalist ownership over the means of production: land, buildings, tools, technology and knowledge, enabled the centralization, control and exploitation of the working class. Monetary exchange, ...
    • The Squaring of the Circle: The Body According to Vitruvius – not daVinci 

      Pasini, Carlo Luigi (University of Waterloo, 2019-02-07)
      An excerpt from a literary work of Classical literature is rendered in a self-directed manner. The literary passage in question is a description that was given at the turn of the current era by the architect, Vitruvius, ...
    • Stone it was Stone it Remained: The Evolution of Architecture on the Azores island of Pico 

      Matos, Laura (University of Waterloo, 2023-05-24)
      The culture of building with volcanic stone on the Portuguese Azorean Island of Pico represents the resilience of human creativity. The original settlers of this isolated Atlantic Island were faced with an adverse ...
    • The Viennese Ethos: Delineating the Role of the Ringstrasse Today 

      Palantzas, Mariah Eleni (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-21)
      A touch off true North from Vienna’s core, a grand boulevard begins to parade counterclockwise from the Donaukanal, around the Historic City Center until it meets the water once more. Over 160 years after its inauguration, ...
    • The World of My Childhood Home 

      Al-rashid, Afnan (University of Waterloo, 2024-01-19)
      My childhood home ceased to exist and remained in the past. This thesis is a return to my childhood home through my memories. I return to it in remembering my child-self, who sought the heights from the roof and high ...


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