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    • The Artifacts of No-Place 

      Hanzelkova, Jessica (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-27)
      This thesis assembles within it a glimpse of ‘a life’. It traces a path of disillusion to dissolution in navigating a search for identity in an increasingly globalized world. Settling into the trajectory carved by ...
    • Cauldron of Forces: Designing a Lightning Observatory on Lake Maracaibo 

      Ganton, Samuel (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-22)
      There are storms in the world, and the world is a storm, and we ourselves are weather. Earth and the universe are continually emerging and dissolving: geological, meteorological, and biological forces interact to create ...
    • City of Wind: Exposing the Invisible 

      Adamek, Kimberley (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-02)
      Strong winds have breached the city walls. A set of iron chairs launch toward a couple passing an outdoor patio. Bags of groceries fling from unsuspecting hands and scatter across the sidewalk. A group of cyclists swerve ...
    • Considering the surface: writings on people, occasion, space and place 

      Chin, Jonas (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-17)
      The following collection of writings reflects on people, occasion, space and place. Together, the writings explore how we might respond to and design for human presence. The human figure, as used in architectural representation, ...
    • The Counterpublic of Union Station; An Alternative Future of Toronto's Transit Terminal 

      Mitchelmore, Aidan (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-27)
      Though Toronto’s public spaces were conceived as spaces of discourse engendering democratic participation, today we witness their degradation into platforms of consumption. Contemporary Capitalist forces engulf the city’s ...
    • Darkness Encountered in Light 

      Frayne, Nicholas Forrest (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-15)
      The old axiom that history is doomed to repeat itself seems to be true in the contemporary world. Ideologies of hate and division are having something of a resurgence, despite our common cries of ‘never again.’ We can trace ...
    • Death and Memory: A Memorial and Museum for Euromaidan 

      Fraser, Mark (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-24)
      Memorials are a way of mending hardship through the commemoration of past events. They are a physical manifestation and expression of events, used as a way to come to terms ends. They also create an opportunity for ...
    • The Dionysian Temple of Toronto An Exploration of Nietzsche’s Affirmation of Life 

      Bassakyros, Daniel (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-14)
      This thesis investigates the life-affirming Dionysian philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and how its components can be translated into a Dionysian temple. Ever since Nietzsche’s pronouncement of the death of God, affirming ...
    • Displace and Urbanized: Or Why We Build 

      Bhatti, Suhaib (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-11)
      I embarked on this research with the aim to study the relationship between the city and the flood, understanding the waterfront as some blurred edge where wild and human forces mix. My hope was to propose a design strategy ...
    • Dreaming Space: Exploring the Transformative Power of Immersive Art and Architecture 

      Parkes, Dustin (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-16)
      The role of art is to transform our experience of reality. This process often involves a quality of rupture; of breaking through the boundaries of our habitual, conditioned modes of perception in order to experience new ...
    • Encountering the Waterlands: Stories of Environment, Animals and Architecture in the Ahiak 

      Steele, Logan (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-19)
      In spring of 2019, I travelled through Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay), Nunavut to the Ahiak (Queen Maud Gulf) Migratory Bird Sanctuary for a five-week volunteer position studying populations of migratory geese. In this ...
    • Imperfect Heart 

      Linseman, Rose (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-04)
      Herein lies a personal inquiry and collection of beautiful ruin in an imperfect architectural world. The journey into abandoned ruin, born out of a curiosity to see what comes of viewing architecture in its darkest hours. ...
    • In the Shadow of the Wall: An Entrance into the Lives of Displaced Palestinians 

      Abuhasan, Ala (University of Waterloo, 2018-07-31)
      What totalitarian regimes do is to—and this is what makes them extremely devastating—is they look at you and say, “You are not.” Or, “You are something else.” Or, “This event didn’t exist.” This power, that is only God’s ...
    • The Interval: in-between unmaking and remaking the body 

      Lu, Qinyu (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-19)
      By its individual terms, we can think of a body in two coincident ways that meet it in the middle: from the familiar inside-out and from the less familiar outside-in. To proceed from the middle of things conceives of a ...
    • The Intrinsic Agent: Working with Light 

      Garach, Trimira Anil (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-09)
      Architecture’s intrinsic natural agent, light, is an elusive and mysterious figure in the process of architectural design. The very phenomenon that reveals to us the contents, materials, and proportions of a space is ...
    • Journey into Caldera 

      Li, Run Yi (University of Waterloo, 2017-06-14)
      There is a dormant volcano in the northern province of Jilin, China, called the Baekdu/Chang Bai Mountain. At the top of this 2,744 m mountain is a large caldera filled with water, named “Heaven Lake”. Geologically, this ...
    • Mediations of Shattered Water: Environmental Intimacy & the Dissolution of the Self 

      Holbrook-Smith, Katherine (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-09)
      In a time of accelerated environmental degradation, a human-centric approach to engagement has engendered a pervasive cultural passivity towards the environment. This fatalistic detachment amplified by technological advances ...
    • One Hand Occupies the Void 

      Lam, Tsz Wai Eveline (University of Waterloo, 2017-06-15)
      The interconnected nature of void and matter and form is implied in architecture, but rarely explicitly expressed. Since the void is neither form nor material, it is difficult to define, but it occupies a critical role in ...
    • The Parkdale Public Library is for Us 

      Siu, Alexandra (University of Waterloo, 2019-07-31)
      The Parkdale Public Library in Toronto is an illustration of what remains of democracy today. While government is deeming libraries irrelevant with their funding cuts, and privatized cafes are taking over as ‘public’ ...
    • Re-Territorializing Park-Monument of The Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship 

      Nikolova, Roksena (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-29)
      The silhouettes of colossal Soviet monuments in Bulgaria shaped the landscape of the nation, both physically, and metaphorically. Many remain abandoned, some have been removed, a few modified, but their controversy remains ...


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