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    • The Mongrel Approach 

      Poon, Lauren (University of Waterloo, 2012-01-19)
      Cities are concentrations of diverse populations that undergo continual transformation over time. This thesis deals with the question, how does the individual make place in a constantly changing environment? The entry point ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Motion with Moisture: Creating Passive Dynamic Envelope Systems Using the Hygroscopic Properties of Wood Veneer 

      Augustin, Nicola (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-24)
      This thesis presents research into the creation of an autonomously responsive envelope system capable of adaptation to variation in relative humidity through the use of wood veneer and its hygroscopic material properties. ...
    • Motionscapes, Waterland, Maritime Theatre: Three Temporalities in Contemporary Jiangnan 

      Cheng, Jeffrey Hwei Choong (University of Waterloo, 2011-05-24)
      Jiangnan is on the brink of revolution: a network of bullet train lines will re-territorilize this region of China, including Shanghai, drawing its 80 million inhabitants within a single hour’s commute of one another. From ...
    • The Mountain and the Valley: A Planning and Conservation Approach for the Annapolis Valley 

      Perry, Caitlin Michelle (University of Waterloo, 2014-08-28)
      The Annapolis Valley Region is home to a rich and varied landscape. Agriculture, historic sites, the Bay of Fundy Shore, and the inland forests are just some of the aspects that together make up this unique region. ...
    • Moving Against the Grid: The Pursuit of Public Life during Apartheid, South Africa 

      Bruun-Meyer, Nicole (University of Waterloo, 2013-04-24)
      The reality of cities is that, no matter how designed, controlled, or planned they are, people will do as they like. They will find ways to live and move through them that suit their purposes, even if this means going ...
    • Mud and Cell Phones: Nonformal Learning Networks in Rural Kenya 

      Sewell, Anne (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-08)
      Despite global efforts to achieve universal education, millions of people still lack access to learning, with a high concentration in sub-Saharan African countries. Like many rural communities around the world, Kenya’s ...
    • 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 ...
    • Museum of Contemporary Art Gateway Sculpture Garden 

      Mehdizadeh, Melika (University of Waterloo, 2020-02-20)
      This thesis comprises a design for a garden that serves as a gateway to the new cultural hub of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in the Junction Triangle, Toronto. This contribution aims to capitalize on the cultural ...
    • My Other Eyes that See, My Other Ears that Hear 

      Motyer, Amanda Gabrielle (University of Waterloo, 2014-07-22)
      Disability is a part of the human condition and has existed since the beginning of time, yet the vast majority of people with disabilities are still expected to live in a built environment designed for what society has ...
    • The N-Dimensional City: Establishing a Vitality Driven Framework for Volumetric Building Networks Through Parametric Design 

      de Luna, Montgomery Redford (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-22)
      The architectural concept of a city within a city, or a three-dimensional urban realm, aims to engage the public and bring the vitality of the city into the building. This concept often manifests in the form of grade-separated ...
    • The Nature of Healing: Living Architecture for Long Term Care & Rehabilitation Hospitals 

      Kyle, Lauren (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-23)
      Healthcare interiors are perceived as stressful and isolating spaces; endured during times of vulnerability causing stress for patients, visitors and staff. This thesis examines studies, which prove that this psychological ...
    • NATUS • CULTUS • CIVIS: A Holistic Community Plan for the Beausoleil First Nation 

      Dopheide, Samantha JoAnn (University of Waterloo, 2014-01-24)
      Sustainability is not a contemporary concept, rather it was a guiding principle all cultures lived by to maintain balance with the natural world and more importantly survive. Evidently architecture was a tangible expression ...
    • Navigating through peaks and valleys: Public space and water infrastructure as intervention tools for urban regeneration in Kigali, Rwanda 

      Aumjaud, Sameerah Imaan (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-19)
      Current methods of urban regeneration, more specifically as practiced in Rwanda, are totally devoid of socially inclusive approaches, and highly lack contextual adaptability. In the aftermath of the genocide of 1994, which ...
    • När: Constructing a Sensory Concentration Space 

      Angardi, Vantar (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-27)
      När: Constructing a Sensory Concentration Space presents a work that contemplates, designs, and materialises the notion of public personal space. Modern society often leaves us alienated from ourselves. This thesis is an ...
    • Necessary Fiction 

      Wilson, Allan Wes (University of Waterloo, 2010-09-03)
      While documenting the Old Spitalfields Market in London, UK prior to its renovation in 2006, I happened across a simple yet provocative statement- 'this will all be fields again'- inscribed into the existing pavement in ...
    • Negotiating Boundaries, The Veil: The Appearance of the Invisible 

      Nikkhoo, Parisa (University of Waterloo, 2011-09-29)
      The chador is more than a matter of taste in clothing or a religious regulation; it is the incarnation of a belief, a culture, and a tradition. Intermingled with it are the profound emotions of the women who have been ...
    • Nest. Negotiating Experiences in Shared Thresholds 

      Menezes, Diya Maria (University of Waterloo, 2010-11-30)
      As architects, we cannot resist the opportunity to build good houses on generous budgets to accommodate happy families. We could use this opportunity, however, to reconfigure the detached single-family house for a group ...
    • Net Positive Water 

      Ma, Billy (University of Waterloo, 2013-06-19)
      ‘Net Positive Water’ explores the capability of domestic architecture to combat the developing urban water problem. Urban intensification is contributing to the volatility of urban waters and the breakdown of the urban ...


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