This is the collection for the University of Waterloo's School of Architecture .

Research outputs are organized by type (eg. Master Thesis, Article, Conference Paper).

Waterloo faculty, students, and staff can contact us or visit the UWSpace guide to learn more about depositing their research.

Recent deposits

  • 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 ...
  • Reverse Block Mall - Collectivization as Strategy Against Spatial Monopolization in Toronto 

    Lee, Minwoo (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-09)
    Amidst an unprecedented pace of high-rise developments along Toronto’s main streets, the issue of homogenization of the urban environment has been approached mainly from the perspective of architectural design. Accordingly, ...
  • Rural Bogotá: Inhabiting Colombia's Asymmetrical Territory 

    Lopez Cerquera, Diana Alexandra (University of Waterloo, 2017-12-19)
    Throughout the twentieth century, rural Colombia experienced a series of forces which acted as catalysts for the inequalities found within the territory and instigated the agrarian and armed conflicts – two national crisis ...
  • The Thermoheliodome – “Air conditioning” without conditioning the air, using radiant cooling and indirect evaporation 

    Meggers, Forrest; Guo, Hongshan; Teitelbaum, Eric; Aschwanden, Gideon; Read, Jake; Houchois, Nicholas; Pantelic, Jovan; Calabrò, Emanuele (Elsevier, 2017-12-15)
    The Thermoheliodome is an experimental pavilion that explores cooling without air conditioning. The two research aims were to explore the use of indirect evaporative cooling and the geometric reflection of radiant cooling. ...
  • Two Degrees Celsius, Assessing the Potential of Urban Commercial Buildings in Canada to Reach the 2°C Climate Change Target 

    Black, Christopher (University of Waterloo, 2017-12-12)
    To avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change, scientific consensus and international convention have determined that the mean rise in global temperatures must be limited to between 1.5°C and 2.0°C. The Intergovernmental ...
  • Mitbach Megasher: Israel's Immigration, Gastronomy, and Design 

    Cohen, Catherine (University of Waterloo, 2017-12-07)
    Israel, being the Jewish emigration nation, welcomed over 3.7 million people in the last century. The vast intake of new immigrants from various ethnicities and cultures created ample strains on the Israeli government. ...
  • Cyclades Archipelago: Regenerating the Productive and Tourism Landscapes 

    PITOGLOU, FOTINI (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-29)
    Through history the shifting dynamics of urban and regional development in Greece’s Cyclades Archipelago shaped its overall identity and its islands’ social, economic and political cohesion. Nowadays the emerged tourism ...
  • The Poetics of Dwelling: China’s Courtyard Homes 

    Huang, Danqing (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-28)
    Dwelling is a notion that describes the feeling of returning home to utter belonging and calmness at the end of an endeavour. It is a notion that differentiates a mere shelter versus a home because we develop intimate ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The River is for Washing Carpets 

    Lakhani, Safira (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-25)
    Contemporary peacebuilding, notably as it is practiced in Afghanistan, consistently fails to address local needs in favour of international priorities for global security. Despite the significant presence of foreign ...
  • Table-Top Views 

    Yong, Jennifer May Chiyee (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-20)
    High resolution aerial photography has become widely available in the twenty-first century. Already accustomed to consuming data-rich bird’s-eye views, we have eagerly adapted this scale of digital imagery for pleasure ...
  • From Pedagogy to Agency: Learning to Act in Rural China 

    Zhou, Puzhen (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-14)
    From Pedagogy to Agency confronts the imbalances found between rural and urban society in China, exploring the role education plays in their ever-changing relationship. The thesis posits that schools, classrooms, ...
  • Mudzi Owala, Village of Light – Lessons from Malawi 

    Huang, Adrienne (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-25)
    This thesis explores my journey to a small corner of Africa, where I lived with and learned from the communities of rural Malawi. In particular, it examines the architectural lessons that emerged from my involvement in a ...
  • 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 ...
  • 53 North: Tactical Infrastructure in Edmonton 

    Clayton, Bryce (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-15)
    Edmonton, Alberta is the northernmost major city in North America, but inappropriate urban form has created a winter culture of avoidance. Long, straight city streets and a proliferation of voids within the downtown urban ...
  • 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 ...
  • History of failure 

    Pepin, Marc-Antoine (University of Waterloo, 2017-06-16)
    The ability to project a virtual vision on the world and give it physical form sets the human apart. By shaping his surroundings at will, the human holds considerable power not only on the environment, but -on fellow humans ...

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