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    • Ab Condita 

      Breg, Justin (University of Waterloo, 2014-01-21)
      Time and structure; expectation and construction; landscape and architecture; history and myth. The foundation is a joint which carries extraordinary potential to speak of the cultures that built it. This ...
    • Across the River: A Library Reflected 

      Odobasic, Lejla (University of Waterloo, 2009-06-19)
      The thickening line crafted as a ‘temporary’ border thirteen years ago during the Dayton Peace Agreement –dividing Bosnia into Republika Srpska and the Federation of Bosniaks and Croats- is gaining an unsettling permanence ...
    • Activating Play-Based Escape, Awakening Creativity 

      Keichinger, Sabrina Deanne (University of Waterloo, 2011-05-20)
      Everyone participates in escape. The drive to escape is something we are born with. It is a force that has ties to our curiosity, as well as our profound psychological restlessness, and can even be seen in our displeasure ...
    • Adaptive Balconies: An Open Design System for Housing Tower Renewal at 545-565 Sherbourne Street, Toronto 

      Shahi, Sheida (University of Waterloo, 2015-01-22)
      This investigation is based on the renovation and reconsideration of residential tower neighbourhoods, and speculates an open design system as an alterna- tive to current practices prevalent across the city of Toronto. The ...
    • The Adventures of Goat 

      Shea, Melissa (University of Waterloo, 2015-01-09)
      This is a story about a Goat, who is an Animated & a Talking Goat, unusually, for an Architect. There are also other Talking Animals, such as a Moose, a Butterfly by the name of Bill, a Beaver, and a Jackalope—the Jackalope ...
    • AERO|ASTRO Architecture: the hybridizing frontier of emergent industries 

      Yuen Fung, Jonathan Lim (University of Waterloo, 2013-01-25)
      Architectural designers often need to strike an uneasy balance between idealism and reality. Under most circumstances, architects are restricted by clients, budgets, and available technologies. However, divorced from ...
    • Affordable Housing for the Future 

      Snell, Ashley (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-16)
      Affordable housing is currently a hot topic amongst communities across Canada. The housing crisis commenced shortly after 1993 when the government withheld funding for new projects. Since 2001, a new Canada-provincial ...
    • After the City 

      Hartney, Matthew David (University of Waterloo, 2015-07-10)
      This thesis is an anthology of stories, mappings, photographs, and thoughts about Detroit. It is an analysis of the post-metropolis, the most modern city in the world, and the events and convulsions that have brought it ...
    • AGRARIA: An agrarian vision 

      England, Craig (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-22)
      This thesis is concerned with reconnecting people to the land. It has been developed as a reaction to the current environmental crises concerning peak oil, urban sprawl, and the ongoing opposition between humans and the ...
    • Agricultural Temples in the Iberian Landscape, Larders from the Past 

      Lorenzo-Luaces Pico, Veronica (University of Waterloo, 2011-12-21)
      The Galician hórreo is a traditional rural building of Northern Spain used for desiccation and conservation of cereal grains. This detached building provides natural ventilation, an unfavourable environment for biotic ...
    • Agritecture: Woven Lea Farm 

      Duynisveld, Kristina (Krista) (University of Waterloo, 2008-09-29)
      This thesis is a design of a sustainable family farm within the context of drastic changes is rural areas over the past century and the coming changes of the future century. The design explores the integration of farm ...
    • The Aleatoric Milieu: An Architectural Theory on Proxemics and Navigation Design 

      Lui, Elaine Yan Ling (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-07)
      The Aleatoric Milieu is an architectural theory that combines the space people require to feel at ease and natural wayfinding. By investigating how buildings and cities naturally possess or have been observed to develop ...
    • Algae Textile: A Lightweight Photobioreactor for Urban Buildings 

      Bogias, Petra (University of Waterloo, 2014-09-17)
      By innovating the photobioreactor, the growth of algae can be deployed as a performative and ecological layer within contemporary building systems. Proposed is an algae textile: a building–integrated photobioreactor organized ...
    • Alternate Public Spaces for Tehran: Reimagining the City’s Leftover Fragments 

      Jamshidi, Golnaz (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-24)
      Public spaces are publicly owned spaces where people may interact freely with other citizens. A public place promotes social interactions and creates tolerance for diverse interests and behaviours. But in Tehran, many ...
    • The Ambitious City: Stimulating Change through the Urban Artifact 

      Fearman, Carolyn (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-12)
      In the late twentieth century, global economic forces changed the face of many North American cities. Cities which were built upon industry, that had provided both job certainty and economic vitality, faced questions of ...
    • Amphibious Architectures: The Buoyant Foundation Project in Post-Katrina New Orleans 

      Fenuta, Elizabeth Victoria (University of Waterloo, 2010-12-21)
      This is a research-based thesis building upon the study conducted over the past two years with Dr. Elizabeth English on the Buoyant Foundation Project (BFP). The BFP is currently developing an amphibious foundation system ...

      Usas, James Anthony (University of Waterloo, 2014-08-18)
      In 1916 the macrocosmic tensions of global conflict became focused on the microcosm of Berlin, Ontario. The nationalistic turmoil of the First World War incited a series of destructive events resulting in a schism within ...
    • 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 ...
    • Approaching Vertical: A Guide Through Land-Use in Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment 

      Holborn, David (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-22)
      Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment is a landscape 450 million years in the making. Over this immense time line, great natural forces of the earth have aggregated, eroded, and carved this landscape, a 725-kilometer scarp face ...
    • AquaCalifornia: Water Infrastructure in the Age of Scarcity 

      Fung, Rachel (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-26)
      Water scarcity has always been a defining issue of the American West; and California is one of the western states that have long struggled with the management of its water resources. Over the past 5 years, California’s ...


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