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    • Johannesburg: the urban mediate 

      Lubell, Claire (University of Waterloo, 2014-08-18)
      Object _ This thesis draws from the specific universality of Johannesburg to develop a theoretical framework that critically examines the opposing forces of its urbanization. In just 130 years the city of Johannesburg has ...
    • 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 ...
    • A Journey to Shora: Expressing the Architectural Environment Behind A Door into Ocean 

      Hassanzadegan, Parisa (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-23)
      This thesis seeks to express the architectural environment behind Joan Slonczewski’s 1986 science-fiction novel, A Door into Ocean. The novel describes a water-covered planet called Shora; its inhabitants, Sharers; and ...
    • Journey to the Centre of the Shield 

      Kuzan, Katherine (University of Waterloo, 2012-08-29)
      The land of deep water lies in Ontario’s north, atop the boundless rock of the Shield. It holds the secret of an island once blossoming with copper ore. Here primordial elements dance in the ancient landscape and invite ...
    • The Journey to the Inner Peace of Your Heart-Modernization of traditional Chinese Buddhist temples 

      Wang, Rui (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-23)
      This thesis aims to explore the method of designing contemporary Chinese Buddhist temples in terms of investigating how Buddhist temples should develop without repeating traditional forms nor losing the sacred sensation. While ...
    • The Journey to the Other Side: Investigation into the Myth of Persephone 

      Kamrani, Fatemeh (University of Waterloo, 2015-02-09)
      This thesis is an exploration of chthonian architecture, which offers qualities that guide its visitor to the gate of the unconscious mind, which has always been the starting point of the holy trip of self-discovery. This ...
    • The Kijiji Kit: A Slum Upgrading Strategy for Nairobi, Kenya 

      Kim, Lily (University of Waterloo, 2008-01-25)
      This thesis is sited in Mukuru-Kwa-Njenga, a slum community in Nairobi, Kenya. Like many others around the world, this community faces issues of health, sanitation, mobility, and basic services. Through the investigation ...
    • The Lady in Red: Spirit of the Historic Alleyways in the Ancient Capital 

      Lai, Fernie Lingie (University of Waterloo, 2015-01-23)
      THIS is a record of a place in flux, the hutongs of Beijing. It is a patchwork where the essence of place can be experienced. It is a journey of discovery. It is a document that, in the face of terms such as heritage and ...
    • Land, Water, Waste and Air: Resource and Promise in the Informal City 

      Fernández Rincón, Virginia (University of Waterloo, 2013-08-30)
      Striving for subsistence, the growing population of Caracas has radically transformed the city in the course of the past fifty years. The inability of the city to respond to the accelerated growth that resulted from mass ...
    • Landscapes in Motion: Active Aging in China 

      Liu, Si Yuan Linda (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-26)
      Aging in China does not mean slowing down or losing flexibility. On the contrary, aging in China is about regaining youth and becoming a younger replica of oneself. Seniors are becoming more mobile and agile through various ...
    • Landscope | Interpreting Environmental Consciousness 

      Humphrey, Jonah Thomson (University of Waterloo, 2008-07-04)
      This thesis proposes a way in which architecture and the built environment might work to integrate human consciousness and natural process. A theoretical design entitled Landscope is presented as a responsive, sustainable ...
    • Laneway Infill: Re-Creating an Urban Housing Typology 

      Cubitt, Emma Lea (University of Waterloo, 2008-04-04)
      This thesis proposes an incremental response to the challenge of creating increased density within urban residential communities. Responding to the growing need for smaller urban dwellings, and the projected needs caused ...
    • Layers of History - A Reflection on Conservation 

      Parkinson, Amanda (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-20)
      The industrial collapse and economic instability of the late twentieth century drastically changed the way many North American towns and cities function. Galt, Ontario is an example of a town that has experienced many ...
    • Le Maintien de la Vie dans la Ville: Maintaining Life in the City 

      Dobbie, Leona (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-24)
      Paris’ population, throughout its modern history has sculpted a unique urban culture for itself. An ambiguous realm between the intimate and the public has evolved as a result of the political and economic influences ...
    • Learning from Chinatown 

      Guan, Li Ting (University of Waterloo, 2013-04-22)
      In Learning from Las Vegas, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour approach the city without preconceived opinions because they believe there is something to be learned from every aspect of the built ...
    • Learning from the Commonplace: Designing Diversity 

      Hui, Natalie Lok Yan (University of Waterloo, 2016-03-03)
      The commonplace is the realm that directly exists within the ordinary user’s reach and is the everyday lived in experience of the city. Margaret Crawford, the author of Everyday Urbanism, expresses that “an amazing number ...
    • Learning From the Past: Recreating Historic Persian Gardens in Downtown Tehran 

      Shayanfar, Azadeh (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-22)
      Persian Garden is a cultural, historical and physical phenomenon in the land of Iran. One of the main purposes of creating these gardens was to provide space for leisure and meditation. “Pairi Daeza” from which we have ...
    • The Legacy of 48 Abell: Tales From A Gentrifying Neighbourhood 

      Van Eyk, Michelle (University of Waterloo, 2010-03-01)
      Constructed in 1886 by Mr. John Abell, the former engine and machine works factory at 48 Abell Street is located near Queen and Dufferin Streets in Toronto, Ontario. This 100,000 square foot heavy timber and red brick ...
    • Let the Child Be. Children, Play, & Space 

      jafari, pegah (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-16)
      Childhood is a time of vulnerability, unknowns, and vast potential. Children’s environments should be sensitive to these qualities. This thesis is an investigation of outdoor play environments for children. Its focus is ...
    • Library : A Social Infrastructure 

      Kohbodi, Seyedeh Parisa (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-19)
      For many centuries, the mission of the library as a civic institution has been seen as the collection and dissemination of information. Likewise, the library typology continuously responds to the dominant paradigm of ...


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