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    • Anxious Ornament: Ornament in Contemporary Architecture 

      Miskinyte, Milda (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-23)
      There is a fundamental conflict between the urge to ornament and the contemporary time. The phenomenon of contemporary ornament in the timeframe of early 1990s to present day is explored in the context of the modernist ...
    • Motion with Moisture: Creating Passive Dynamic Envelope Systems Using the Hygroscopic Properties of Wood Veneer 

      Augustin, Nicola (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-24)
      This thesis presents research into the creation of an autonomously responsive envelope system capable of adaptation to variation in relative humidity through the use of wood veneer and its hygroscopic material properties. ...
    • Too Good to be True 

      Barker, Scott (University of Waterloo, 2010-04-22)
      This thesis presents a portrait of cultural diversity filtered through a lens of memory, experience and architecture. What does diversity look like? Where do we experience diversity? How unrestrained is our experience of ...
    • unDressing Spectacle: An Architectural Discourse on the Event of Space 

      Chow, Christina Wing Sum (University of Waterloo, 2012-02-14)
      Woven within fashion and dress is the innate ability to create atmosphere and transformative experiences. Architecturally, the façade of a building acts as its skin, having responsibilities that exceed the functions of ...


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