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    • Architectural Interpretation of Kiarostami’s Poetic Cinema 

      Shafiee, Bahman (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-22)
      The Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami is famous for mobilizing natural landscapes and Iranian vernacular architecture as the primary set for his films. These spaces function not only as visual motifs, but also as elements ...
    • Complexity & Community — Designing Social Intricacy in Urban Neighborhoods 

      Wright, Valerie (University of Waterloo, 2016-04-07)
      Over the last few decades, urban growth in Canada has shifted from continuous expansion of the urban periphery to the more complex layering of the urban centre. This change gives rise to a need to reassess our understanding ...
    • Continuing the Narrative of Silo No. 5 

      Voda, Carmen (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-19)
      Every modern city faces the challenge of how to engage the remains of its industrial past. Consciously or unconsciously, post-industrial cities have experienced a type of identity crisis after the decline of industries. ...
    • Cultural Assimilation and Architecture: GuanXi and the Legacy of the Chinese Canadian Church 

      Tsui, Caleb Kai Him (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-27)
      Known for priding itself as a multicultural nation, Canada's multicultural attitude does not come without a cost - as immigrants establish their roots and interact with the diverse ethnic groups within their communities, ...
    • Erosion: Desiging with Materiality in Impermanent Landscapes 

      Mohan, Kunaal (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-17)
      sing the Buddhist notion that we conceive of time through observing change, this thesis attempts to answer the question ‘how can we create the sensation of time in architecture?’ It is important to acknowledge the fact ...
    • Faith and Architecture: Designing from the Heart 

      Suteria, Currim (University of Waterloo, 2018-10-01)
      This thesis is about faith as foundation for the practice of architecture. In the esoteric interpretation of Islam, the intellect, also known as the “eye of the heart”, is the source of all aesthetic and ethical decisions. ...

      El Filali, Salim (University of Waterloo, 2019-10-21)
      The Greenbelt was created by the Government of Ontario in 2005 to protect working farms, wetlands, natural habitats, woods and river valleys that surround the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Its vast 8000 square kilometers ...
    • 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 ...
    • in a good way: (Re)grounding Contextual Narratives on Turtle Island 

      Lalor, Amina (University of Waterloo, 2020-07-21)
      Canada is a settler-colonial nation built on Indigenous lands. Architecture in this context is not a neutral practice. Together with urban planning, it has played a key role in the genocidal dispossession, displacement, ...
    • The Journey to the Inner Peace of Your Heart-Modernization of traditional Chinese Buddhist temples 

      Wang, Rui (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-23)
      This thesis aims to explore the method of designing contemporary Chinese Buddhist temples in terms of investigating how Buddhist temples should develop without repeating traditional forms nor losing the sacred sensation. While ...
    • Let the Child Be. Children, Play, & Space 

      jafari, pegah (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-16)
      Childhood is a time of vulnerability, unknowns, and vast potential. Children’s environments should be sensitive to these qualities. This thesis is an investigation of outdoor play environments for children. Its focus is ...
    • The Means of Relief: Transitional Housing in the Region of Waterloo 

      Khokhar, Shabaan (University of Waterloo, 2020-08-26)
      The unfortunate paradox of the architectural profession is that it prides itself on being of service to the public, yet it is those most in need of an architect’s service that can least afford it. With conditions of ...
    • Monsoon Notebook: Exploring Home 

      Fonseka, Jaliya (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-16)
      This thesis explores the meaning of home, and the role it plays in my relationship to architecture. It rests in the transitional space between my native Sri Lanka and Canada, where I have lived for the last eighteen years. ...
    • More than a "Thing-in-Itself": An Inquiry into Work through the Interrelations of Making, Material, and Design 

      Lenny, Elizabeth Ann (University of Waterloo, 2021-05-04)
      The thesis began with a desire to better understand the built environment and its relationship to value, temporality and material. The seat became the vehicle for this exploration. In its ubiquity the seat has found a ...
    • Re-Imagining Concrete: A Material First Design Approach 

      Wang, Nathan (University of Waterloo, 2019-10-15)
      This thesis asks the question: “What if we began the creative process of design with material?” In an age where digital images dominate the design process, architecture’s main medium of expression remains through matter. ...
    • Re:Generation – A Model For Age-Inclusive Care 

      Chan, Ho Wa Esther (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-27)
      The Canadian population is aging. Seniors are becoming the fastest growing age group as a result of the aging of the baby boom generation, and a lowered fertility rate and an increase in life expectancy in the millennial ...
    • Renewal of Southside Chicago: Systems - Thinking & Sustainable Urban Farming 

      Shah, Dishita (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-27)
      The city of Chicago is one of the largest cities in the United States of America and has a long history as a manufacturing hub. However, over the last fifty years, its role as a manufacturing Centre has declined. This ...
    • Second Home 

      Morales Rivera, Arturo Enrique (University of Waterloo, 2016-11-18)
      This thesis proposes the design of a socially-driven building and public space located in a suburban neighborhood in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. The goal of the project is to provide an environment that assists in the ...
    • Seeking Renewal: The Value of Nature and Pausing in Shifting our Focus Inward 

      Burgsma, Erica (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-10)
      We live in a society that is overly fixated on our outer conditions and stimuli rather than our inner state, which is seen through one of the behaviours this outward focus produces, busyness. So often we choose filling ...
    • Still Wandering: Tales from the Diaspora 

      Rosen, Danielle (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-21)
      As human beings, we are compelled to establish relationships and develop communities; we practice finding meaning in these things. However, no matter how much effort goes into their creation, and no matter how rich they ...


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