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    • Echoes of Industry: Reinterpreting Artifacts of the Lachine Canal 

      Bell, Kathryn (University of Waterloo, 2012-08-30)
      Montreal’s Lachine Canal, once the cradle of Canadian industry, is now riddled with industrial ruins, testaments to its productive past. Since the canal’s closing in the 1970’s, different attempts were made to reinterpret ...
    • The Economic Case for Sustainable Design 

      McAuley, Tavis Patrick (University of Waterloo, 2007-05-15)
      This thesis considers the potential of engaging the development community as a primary means of solving the environmental crisis. Specifically, it addresses how the principles of sustainable design can be incorporated into ...
    • Ecstatic Spaces 

      Keens-Douglas, Tara Paula Marie (University of Waterloo, 2011-01-17)
      The chant shakes the crowd, uncorking the energy of the masquerade. This is our stomping ground. Nothing can hold us back. We display ourselves, we play ourselves. Uncontrolled bodies pelt rhythmically. Bouncing backsides, ...
    • Embedded Boundaries 

      Bresler, Liana (University of Waterloo, 2010-06-18)
      This thesis is an investigation of landscape as boundary: a study of its formation, inhabitation, and symbolic meaning. The study is situated in a valley located south of Jerusalem’s Old City walls; known as both Gei ...
    • Embodied Depth: Re-interpreting the Park in St.James Town 

      Kim, Jiyeon (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-26)
      The thesis reflects on the loss of slowness and experiential depth in the age of acceleration. The “contrived depthlessness” of modernity – as described by Frederic Jameson– can be traced back to contemporary culture’s ...
    • Embracing or Not Enclosing 

      Schneider, Caelin (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-18)
      "The simultaneously archaic and hypermodern “archetypal fact” of twenty first century architecture and urbanism will be the enclosure, the wall, the barrier, the gate, the fence, the fortress." -Lieven De Cauter, The ...
    • Emergent Hybridity, Cyborgs in Architecture 

      Kwok, Jeffrey (University of Waterloo, 2018-10-04)
      This thesis examines architectural test-beds as an experimental and contemporary mode of creating architecture that realizes the potential of many of the connections and complexities found in living systems. It builds on ...
    • Emphasize the Gap! Towards a Žižekian Definition of Critical-Emancipatory Architecture 

      Novakovic, Uros (University of Waterloo, 2013-08-22)
      Confronted with issues, whose (socioeconomic) causes cannot be resolved through the modification of the built environment, architectural interventions may often inadvertently aid the reproduction of the problems they seek ...
    • Empowering Architecture: Citizen Participation in the Design of Urban Public Spaces 

      Man, Christine Wing Sze (University of Waterloo, 2010-05-10)
      As our contemporary cities continue to revitalize, redefine, and reassert themselves on an international scale, public spaces provide an opportunity to lend the sense of place which makes cities unique and compelling. ...
    • Empowering Los Angeles: A Vision for a New Urban Ecology 

      Martin, Judith Rose (University of Waterloo, 2011-04-11)
      This thesis addresses the future of sustainable energy distribution and transportation in the United States. Predictions of future energy and transportation demands promote localized energy as the most likely situation. ...
    • Empowering User Participation Through Technological Mediation: Rethinking Citizen Agency in the Quayside Public Realm 

      Gopalkrishna, Vani (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-23)
      The idea of public space has moved from a critique to an orthodoxy, embraced by most stakeholders as an important part of urban development. In the last few decades there is an increase in a particular landscape of projects, ...
    • Encountering the Waterlands: Stories of Environment, Animals and Architecture in the Ahiak 

      Steele, Logan (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-19)
      In spring of 2019, I travelled through Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay), Nunavut to the Ahiak (Queen Maud Gulf) Migratory Bird Sanctuary for a five-week volunteer position studying populations of migratory geese. In this ...
    • Energy and Matter: The design of a nature centre, tunnel, and neutrino observatory 

      Elsworthy, William (University of Waterloo, 2015-01-16)
      Neutrino physics proposes radical new conceptions of matter. Contemplating the extraordinary and mysterious nature of neutrinos in architectural terms, Energy and Matter considers the ideas and implications of this exciting ...
    • ENFRAMED. 

      Kim, Taehyung (University of Waterloo, 2013-12-10)
      Contemporary architectural discourse commonly invokes the term framing.  Derivative phrases contrived in education and practise are seemingly inexhaustible: framing the view, framing space, framing an idea, frame of ...
    • Engaging Mycelium: explorations of a cultivated architecture 

      Fatehi, Parshan (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-22)
      This thesis presents a material investigation into understanding the architectural value of a biologically grown, fungal-based fabrication method. By utilizing the natural growth patterns of fungal mycelium, this ...
    • Envisioning a Future City with Autonomous Vehicles 

      Liu, Brian (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-20)
      The evolution and formation of our urban fabric have an inextricable relationship with transportation and urban mobility. The revolution in speed and power of transportation as a result of the automobile in the early ...
    • Envisioning sustainable forestry communities in Northern Ontario: the role of architecture and design 

      Dow, Fraser Alexander (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-16)
      This thesis envisions sustainable forestry communities in Northern Ontario. Forestry communities struggle to maintain a quality of life against obstacles such as external (often global) economic pressures on the community’s ...
    • Envisioning the Downtown - The Design of Third Places to Revitalize Town-Gown Downtowns 

      Sin, Courtney Hon Wall (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-28)
      This thesis redefines the typology of Third Places and the design considerations that influence envisioning downtown revitalization of mid-size cities that are embracing a town-gown partnership. The exercise ultimately ...
    • Erosion: Desiging with Materiality in Impermanent Landscapes 

      Mohan, Kunaal (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-17)
      sing the Buddhist notion that we conceive of time through observing change, this thesis attempts to answer the question ‘how can we create the sensation of time in architecture?’ It is important to acknowledge the fact ...
    • The Essence of Objects and Architecture 

      Chung, Woo Hyun (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-16)
      Every substance in the universe has its own identity that defines what it is. The essence is the property that entity and object have by necessity, without which, it loses its nature. This research aims to explore the idea ...


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