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    • Salvage Montage 

      da Silva, Catia Marisa Costa (University of Waterloo, 2009-09-09)
      This thesis proposes a reinterpretation of assumptions towards material value. It is a positive argument in favour of adaptive re-use, not only as a means to divert waste but also as encouragement to reconsider our current ...
    • São Paulo: An Ecological View Of A Theatre For Modernity 

      Gomes, Fausto (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      Future challenges for human civilization, especially in the developing world, will increasingly be characterized by both an urban and global condition. What will be the response by design in the face of the implications ...
    • A Seat at My Table 

      Yau, Joanne (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-18)
      At dinner, our interactions with the food, the table settings, and other diners show how we engage with the material world. Table manners and etiquette are a window into a convivial life. As a beginner potter and ...
    • The Second and Third Disasters: Education in Post-Disaster Recovery in Rural Nepal 

      Sakharevich, Maryia (University of Waterloo, 2018-07-20)
      Education is widely recognized as a fundamental part of recovery process after a natural disaster. Psychologically, it provides a sense of normality by reintroducing a daily routine, helps children cope with the trauma of ...
    • Second Home 

      Morales Rivera, Arturo Enrique (University of Waterloo, 2016-11-18)
      This thesis proposes the design of a socially-driven building and public space located in a suburban neighborhood in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. The goal of the project is to provide an environment that assists in the ...
    • The Second Line 

      Ma, Xin (University of Waterloo, 2013-09-04)
      A political boundary divided the City of Shenzhen in 1978. The southern portion is designated as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), while the northern region remains a part of hinterland China. The divide creates a geographical ...
    • Second Skin: Painting Architecture 

      Boutari, Stephanie (University of Waterloo, 2015-01-08)
      This thesis is a creative and conceptual inquiry into the role of surface or skin in architectural theory and practice, and the nature of its relationship to architecture’s form, structure, and depth. The surface of ...
    • Seeking Renewal: The Value of Nature and Pausing in Shifting our Focus Inward 

      Burgsma, Erica (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-10)
      We live in a society that is overly fixated on our outer conditions and stimuli rather than our inner state, which is seen through one of the behaviours this outward focus produces, busyness. So often we choose filling ...
    • Sentient Matter: Towards Affective Human-Architecture Interaction 

      Yiming, Wang (University of Waterloo, 2015-09-30)
      Interactive design has been embedded into every aspect of our lives. Ranging from handy devices to architecturally scaled environments, these designs have not only shifted the way we facilitate interaction with other ...
    • A series 

      Dehond, Chanel (University of Waterloo, 2014-12-12)
      I have written a series of abstracts — an infinite string of summaries with formal and functional resemblances — none of which ended up in my thesis. The complication was that of practicality, none of the abstracts could ...
    • Shadow of the Wall 

      Chan, Angela Fung-Chi (University of Waterloo, 2008-02-07)
      A rapid economic boom in the past decade has completely transformed China’s urban landscape into a theme park of skyscrapers. Architecture has become a means to showcase ambition and desire. Architects are forced to fit ...
    • Shamanic Sequences: Gateways between the Corporeal, Virtual and Spiritual Realms 

      Nourmansouri, Maryam (University of Waterloo, 2007-01-24)
      This thesis explores the multi-dimensional aspects of space by engaging three primary “modes of knowing”: the corporeal, the virtual and the spiritual. The crossings of these modes are investigated through the development ...
    • Shelf Life: A New Domestic Landscape 

      Kaifosh, Carol (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-24)
      Shelf Life is a study of the domestic landscape, an investigation of domesticity -- a field that is universally relatable. It is the study of everyday life, in the most personal place to all of us: our homes. Recorded ...
    • Shelf Space & Reading Room - A Spatial History of the New York Public Library 

      Hunniford, Andrea (University of Waterloo, 2014-01-21)
      The New York Public Library's Central Building, constructed just over a century ago, is in the midst of a major renovation. The Library's trustees have asked the architects at Foster + Partners to imagine the space currently ...
    • Singing and Making the Inflection 

      Xu, ZiCheng (University of Waterloo, 2016-06-17)
      In my left hand I hold a thin piece of scrap wood about the length of my forearm. In my right hand, a chisel-ground knife called a kiridashi. I push the knife into the wood, and I observe the shaving extend out and curl ...
    • Site of Emerging Memory: Ritual of Recollection in Post-Communist Sofia 

      Popovska, Yvonne (University of Waterloo, 2007-01-24)
      Collective memory emerges within our physical realm through material and spatial manifestations that link personal and collective conceptions of the past and present. The role of the memorial, as the primary urban element ...
    • Six Empty Shells: Contextualizing the Aspirations of Mexican Modernity Through the Tlatelolco Housing Complex. 

      Abad, Daniel (University of Waterloo, 2019-12-12)
      During the 1950’s, the Mexican federal government pursued an ambitious plan to modernize the country. With the growing apparatus of government and facing a demographic explosion, the capital, Mexico City, faced a critical ...
    • Skyfarming 

      Graff, Gordon James (University of Waterloo, 2012-03-15)
      Food production is unquestionably the most important industry to the well being of humanity. Unfortunately, it is also the industry that best exemplifies our species’ destructive impact on the rest of the Earth’s ecology. ...
    • The Small-er House Design Scheme 

      Bourget, Elie (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-30)
      There is a conflict taking place between regional and community interests. This tension is nothing new. Often times this conflict is borne out of urban renewal schemes and major infrastructure interventions in core ...
    • Smart Aging: How Smart Materials in Architecture Can Respond to Changing User Needs 

      Cho, Ye Sul (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-04)
      As smart materials and digital fabrication technologies advance in architecture, environments can increasingly respond and interact with their users. One area of interest is the development of habitats that respond and ...


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