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    • 56 Days of Solitude 

      Alladin, Kemal (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-21)
      Man is a social animal. He needs community for support and for the success of his life. Yet, throughout history, man has withdrawn from community to retreat into the wilderness. The journey takes him from the world, into ...
    • 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 ...
    • Building a Parc de la langue française / Retracing my steps as a designer 

      Lasnier, Louis-Charles (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-26)
      In 1979, Québec artist Rober Racine wrote a 190-word text that would describe his idea for Le Parc de la langue française, a landscape where one could literally meander through the French language. Although some partial ...
    • Consider The Kayak 

      Pagliaro, Ryan (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-21)
      With ignorant disdain towards the progression of globalization, I adopt the plastic kayak as a microcosm of the cultural ethos in the design of our surroundings. To counter the abundant mass manufactured kayak, I am ...
    • Darkness with Shards of Light 

      Rahman, Anika Sibat (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-23)
      Realities of the world are often difficult to face. We dream of a world devoid of social ills. In the notion of 'utopia', we imagine such an environment - sparkling and full of light, but this perfect world is a delusion. ...
    • Data, Debt & Daemons: Systemic Asymmetries on Spaceship Earth 

      Chu, Wesley (University of Waterloo, 2019-10-17)
      Day by day, the rate at which we create new data increases exponentially. Our capacity to learn cannot keep up. We are tiny members of a vast universal network, incapable of discerning cause and effect. Instead, we develop ...
    • Drifting Outside of the City 

      Thomas, Mahalia (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-27)
      There are spaces in Toronto where the city’s grid is forced to give way. Remnants of outdated infrastructure, deep geographic indentations, and natural elements appear, disrupting the constraints that govern our urban ...
    • Hants County, 45º6’10”N 63º44’2”W 

      Rossiter, Patrick (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-22)
      How can regionalism and modern building practices synthesize to develop a localized building culture? While regionally conscientious modern architecture demands efficiency, sustainable resource equilibrium may be the ...
    • I Went for a Drive 

      Chimienti, Marco (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-03)
      The place is a Tower much like the ones in Cambridge I’ve been so fascinated by, the ones I’m drawn to when I need a break. What makes this Tower of interest is that it just so happens to be the tallest thing in the western ...
    • The Memory Mines 

      Lo, Evelyn Ka-Kwok (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-19)
      She is eighteen when she leaves home. She leaves shortly after her father’s inexplicable disappearance – an event she neither understands nor accepts. She does what everyone on the cusp of adulthood does: she moves abroad ...
    • Monster 

      Bohdal, Peter (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-09)
      451 Manning Avenue, home to an architect and an artist, has generated an adverse reaction within its community. The property is maintained as a testament to the Rao family history in Canada, but most visibly, Villa Rao ...
    • Obus: Intent and Inhabitation 

      Jeong, Jeremy (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-23)
      First proposed by Le Corbusier for the city of Algiers in 1932 but never built, the Plan Obus is Le Corbusier’s ultimate city planning project. The forerunner of the megastructures projects of the 1960s, it sits squarely ...
    • A Present Absence 

      Berry, Stefan (University of Waterloo, 2017-06-14)
      For the last ten years I have travelled with my camera out on the roads of the Canadian prairies, usually for a few days at a time, up and down stretches of highways, grids, and back roads, stopping to investigate whatever ...
    • A Seat at My Table 

      Yau, Joanne (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-18)
      At dinner, our interactions with the food, the table settings, and other diners show how we engage with the material world. Table manners and etiquette are a window into a convivial life. As a beginner potter and ...
    • Shelf Life: A New Domestic Landscape 

      Kaifosh, Carol (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-24)
      Shelf Life is a study of the domestic landscape, an investigation of domesticity -- a field that is universally relatable. It is the study of everyday life, in the most personal place to all of us: our homes. Recorded ...
    • The Small-er House Design Scheme 

      Bourget, Elie (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-30)
      There is a conflict taking place between regional and community interests. This tension is nothing new. Often times this conflict is borne out of urban renewal schemes and major infrastructure interventions in core ...
    • The Sockeye Special: Reimagining the Arbutus Corridor for a Resilient Vancouver 

      Girard, Graham (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-22)
      An underutilized ribbon of land cuts through the urban fabric of Vancouver, British Columbia. Known as the Arbutus Corridor, it is the right of way for a rail line that once connected industry on opposite sides of the city. ...
    • A Tool, A Room, A House, A Village: Urban Cottages for Domestic Crafting 

      Sykes, Hayley (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-23)
      When we craft objects, we become absorbed in work, intimately involved with the physical piece. These things populate our homes, carrying our imprint. Whether making or using our handiwork, our crafts bring us joy. However, ...


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