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    • 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 ...
    • A New Baptism: Reclaiming public space through Light, and Bathing Ritual for an abandoned church in Montréal 

      Ghattas, Emad (University of Waterloo, 2013-07-02)
      Québec’s historical attachment to Roman Catholicism is visible: there is still a great amount of church buildings throughout the province. However, changing attitudes in Québec (as in other regions around the world) are ...
    • A New Metropolitan Cultural Ligament: Toronto Eglinton Crosstown LRT Prototypical Design Proposal 

      Tse, Cindy Ho Yan (University of Waterloo, 2010-02-11)
      This thesis strives to establish a set of design guidelines for the upcoming Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit development in Toronto. The primary design goals are to promote an enjoyable travel experience to commuters, ...
    • A New Role for Student Housing: Revitalizing a Mid-Sized City Core 

      Bowman, Katherine (University of Waterloo, 2008-01-21)
      Of the many urban revitalization strategies currently being implemented, one in particular is gaining in popularity. The revitalizing tactic of establishing a satellite University campus within the heart of a mid-sized ...
    • New Ruins: The Decline and Regeneration of Council Housing 

      Greer, Quinn Lucas (University of Waterloo, 2016-10-11)
      The thesis explores the emergence, decline, and regeneration of council housing in the United Kingdom, and specifically London. It presents a conception of housing as a commodity derived from Arjun Appadurai’s The Social ...
    • The Newfoundland Root Cellar: Adapting Passive Strategies for the New Corner Store 

      Slaney, Madeleine (University of Waterloo, 2020-07-02)
      Since the re-settlement programs and the cod moratorium in Newfoundland, rural residents have migrated en masse to urban areas. As they move to cities, their connection to food production is diminished as farms are abandoned ...
    • Next Babylon: A Virtual Cartography of Utopia 

      Hofmann, Evelyn (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-16)
      Migration is one of the defining issues of our time. Over the duration of writing this thesis, the total population of forcibly displaced people has increased from 65 million to more than 70 million people worldwide.[i] ...
    • Niagara Prospects 

      Wong, Johnathan (University of Waterloo, 2009-07-30)
      This thesis proposes a fresh engagement with the idea of the archaic as a means to recover and replenish some of the lost vitality suffered during what William Barrett characterized the modern period as “the gigantic ...
    • No Common Ground: Atlas of Resistance and Control During the 2010 Toronto G20 Summit 

      Schwartzkopf, Kathryn (University of Waterloo, 2015-01-22)
      Architecture and legislation describe the spaces of the city, and the activities they contain. ‘Security’ can dislodge this public space. This is especially true during gatherings of global leaders within major cities. The ...
    • NO MAN'S LAND: deconstructing the company camp in Canada's Oil Sands 

      Strong, James (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-08)
      For nearly fifty years, commercial development in the Canadian Oil Sands has been the generator of a population explosion in northern Alberta. Oil sector workers seeking stable employment and high wages have been drawn ...
    • No Man's Land: The American military landscape as the new American park 

      Guo, Emily (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-21)
      Military landscapes are seldom seen as ecologically diverse territories, full of life. Yet, there is growing evidence that these volatile lands are finding a second life as animal refuges, born out of necessity under the ...
    • Nomadic Passage: Water Conservation and Land Preservation 

      Dirie, Amal (University of Waterloo, 2020-04-24)
      “Nomadic Passage: Water Conservation and Land Preservation” investigates the dynamic and sustainable qualities of Somali nomadic life, in regards to their livelihood, communal spaces, and traditional practices that are ...


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