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    • 55 + A Landscape of Intergenerational Living 

      Steeper, Keegan (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-20)
      Ontario is experiencing a demographic shift as a significant proportion of its demographic ages. Over the next twenty years it is estimated that the number of seniors aged 65 and above will double. For small urban centres ...
    • Designing a living barrier fortifying the coast against extreme climate events to reharmonize the identity of people, land, and water on the Island of Efate, Vanuatu 

      Mema, Iva (University of Waterloo, 2023-03-24)
      On the Pacific island of Vanuatu, the connection the islanders have nurtured with the land and water is both evident and fundamental to their conception of life and legacy -the spirits of their ancestors are thought to ...
    • Ecological Infrastructures - Reconnecting The Fragments of Garrison Creek through Four Frameworks 

      Quach, Sean Sy (University of Waterloo, 2021-05-21)
      Garrison Creek is one of many ravines along Toronto’ s waterfront which have undergone numerous transformations since the establishment of Toronto as a city. Accelerated urbanization of the downtown core and waste dumping ...
    • Engaging Mycelium: explorations of a cultivated architecture 

      Fatehi, Parshan (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-22)
      This thesis presents a material investigation into understanding the architectural value of a biologically grown, fungal-based fabrication method. By utilizing the natural growth patterns of fungal mycelium, this ...
    • Establishing a Foothold: An Economic, Social and Cultural Model of Integration for New Canadians 

      Khan, Madiha (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-19)
      With Canada’s rapidly aging population and low birth rate, immigration is critical to the future of the country and Toronto, as a gateway city and one of the most multicultural and multiracial cities in the world, is a ...
    • Home Reconfigured: Adaptability as a solution in Mumbai to help people stay in place 

      Garg, Nupur (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-15)
      With the continuously rising employment, businesses, investments, and consequently migration, the housing prices of Mumbai have skyrocketed over the past few decades. The house bought on a mortgage, or rented at cheap rates ...
    • In-between Boundaries 

      Qian, Zichen (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-27)
      While the highway infrastructure of North America provides great benefits by connecting both urban and rural communities, this infrastructure also comes with significant costs by separating and creating barriers between ...
    • Massive-Scale Agency 

      Lai, Frances (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-26)
      We are at a moment in time where technologies are developing at an accelerated pace, and information and communication technologies (ICTs) have advanced to a point where each of us carries a portal to insurmountable options ...
    • A New Wilderness Lookout: Reimagining the Fire Lookout for Ecological Stewardship and Community Engagement 

      Jones, Justin (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-02)
      Canada is steward to 10% of the worlds’ forests. They play a global role in producing oxygen and sequestering carbon. Nationally timber is a major industry that is an integral part of Canada’s economic strategies. Climate ...
    • Portable Post-Disaster Home 

      Dialameh, Marieh (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-23)
      According to the United Nations statistics, since 2008, an average of 26.4 million people have been displaced per year because of natural disasters. In other words, one person loses his/her home every second. This is ...
    • Reanimation: Redefining the Urban Network in St James Town, Toronto 

      Fan, Raymond (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-22)
      Urban intensification in the city of Toronto during the 1960s draws from the essential idea – “Tower in the Park”, a concept that we now recognize as pervasively problematic. These neighbourhoods are flooded with criticism ...
    • Red Earth: Shaping the Igbo family compound 

      Ogbu, Chinenye (University of Waterloo, 2022-09-23)
      Like many other African indigenous peoples, the Igbo of Nigeria established multi-generational compound homes. Many of these family compounds remain in southeastern Nigeria’s rural communities, although not as originally ...
    • The Reflexive Urban Fabric: An Investigation of the Toronto Rail Corridor 

      Cole, Andrew (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-12)
      The thesis The Reflexive Urban Fabric: An Investigation of Toronto’s Rail Corridor is concerned with architecture’s role in shaping infrastructural systems into designed composite networks that respond to local, social, ...
    • Revitalizing Suburbia: Build Integrated Communities 

      Lei, Connie (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-20)
      Urbanization has dragged workers to the city center day after day, to get to and from work for the last century. The intervention of the hub enacts as an alternative to urbanization of the city, allowing neighbourhoods ...
    • A Tale of Two Cities: Re-Imagining Tahrir Square’s Muggamaa Complex(e) 

      Abdalla, Laila H. (University of Waterloo, 2020-06-08)
      Cairo, Al Qahera, the city Victorious in Arabic, is being replaced by a new administrative capital 50 km away from its core in the middle of the desert . Known throughout history as the City of a Thousand Minarets, Cairo ...
    • Transitioning in Place: Designing a Co-operative Development for Homeless Families in Ottawa 

      Chow, Marco (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-08)
      It is no secret that Canada is experiencing a housing crisis where people are becoming increasingly excluded from home ownership and rental housing due to the rapid escalation of real estate prices. The unaffordability of ...
    • What's Up With the Downtown? 

      Martyn, Mitchell (University of Waterloo, 2021-05-28)
      What’s Up with the Downtown? uses North Bay, Ontario to examine issues of downtown core usage and design in rural North American cities. As malls and box retail have moved to the forefront of physical spaces catering to ...


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