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    • I Just Want to Take Pictures 

      Mancini, Agata Zuzanna (University of Waterloo, 2009-10-30)
      Life is to be lived, savoured and engaged. Photography gives us permission to do that – to stop and simply look at something. As we hurry on with our day, it says, “Wait - over there! Look at that! Look how great that ...
    • I love my house. I am my house. 

      McNinch, Darcy Shaun (University of Waterloo, 2011-09-28)
      My first experience of architecture, a nearly universal case, was that of the house I grew up in. A century old, black & white clapboard farmhouse out- side of Kingston, Ontario was where I called home. Having grown up and ...
    • I Went for a Drive 

      Chimienti, Marco (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-03)
      The place is a Tower much like the ones in Cambridge I’ve been so fascinated by, the ones I’m drawn to when I need a break. What makes this Tower of interest is that it just so happens to be the tallest thing in the western ...
    • Identity and Economy: Mining the Ring of Fire 

      Irvine, Danika (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-28)
      When the price of oil fell in 2014, Canada’s economy suffered. Even now, two years later, companies continue to drop their prices to stay competitive, as the global supply of oil remains great without any corresponding ...
    • Ideologies of Medellín's Miracle: A critique of architecture's new utopia 

      Davey, Taylor (University of Waterloo, 2016-04-22)
      Once considered the most violent city in the world, the city of Medellín, Colombia has more recently received global notoriety as a model of architecture and urban planning for social development. This notoriety originates ...
    • IF STONES COULD SPEAK Destruction, Preservation and Memory the case in Kosovo and Metohija 

      Milanovic, Mia (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-22)
      According to the International Center for Transitional Justice, 145 known churches and monasteries in the autonomous province of Kosovo and Metohija(KosMet)* were partially or completely damaged after the Kumanovo Agreement ...
    • Imagining Hope: Integrating Shelter and Services in Toronto’s Moss Park 

      Xu, Xiao Wen (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-15)
      The winter of 2018 was particularly harsh and its ramifications were evident in the vulnerable homeless populations around Toronto. There is a shortage of accommodations in shelters especially in freezing temperatures and ...
    • Immensity 

      Storey-Fleming, Sonja (University of Waterloo, 2014-01-21)
      This thesis is concerned with the moments, places, and circumstances in which the great magnitude of the world is felt. I live within the vast space of the spherical earth and the infinite space of the universe, however, ...
    • Imperfect Heart 

      Linseman, Rose (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-04)
      Herein lies a personal inquiry and collection of beautiful ruin in an imperfect architectural world. The journey into abandoned ruin, born out of a curiosity to see what comes of viewing architecture in its darkest hours. ...
    • The Importance of Place: A Role for the Built Environment in the Etiology and Treatment of Problematic Substance Use 

      Friesen, Allegra (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-07)
      Faced with the growing North American drug crisis, and in light of the history of ineffective or even harmful approaches to treating problematic substance use, it is time to examine the problem from a new angle. There is ...
    • in a good way: (Re)grounding Contextual Narratives on Turtle Island 

      Lalor, Amina (University of Waterloo, 2020-07-21)
      Canada is a settler-colonial nation built on Indigenous lands. Architecture in this context is not a neutral practice. Together with urban planning, it has played a key role in the genocidal dispossession, displacement, ...
    • In The Fields: the Fun Palace, Co-creation, and the Digital City 

      Fernandez, Alejandro (University of Waterloo, 2012-08-14)
      In 1963, architect Cedric Price, theatre producer Joan Littlewood, and cybernetician Gordon Pask proposed a new kind of leisure centre called the Fun Palace. Though never built, the project continues to influence architecture ...
    • In the Shadow of an Oak Tree : A place to heal for women of Sarpol Zahab city 

      Adelinik, Ailin (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-02)
      Natural disasters are unpredictable, terrible events that can change people’s lives in less than a minute, like the 7.3 earthquake that shook western Iran in November 2017. Sarpol Zahab, a small Kurdish city sited near ...
    • In the Shadow of the Wall: An Entrance into the Lives of Displaced Palestinians 

      Abuhasan, Ala (University of Waterloo, 2018-07-31)
      What totalitarian regimes do is to—and this is what makes them extremely devastating—is they look at you and say, “You are not.” Or, “You are something else.” Or, “This event didn’t exist.” This power, that is only God’s ...
    • In Transition,Re-contextualizing the Persian Garden Paradigm as a Platform for Persian Cultural Celebrations in Toronto 

      Hosseininam, Naeimehsadat (University of Waterloo, 2019-10-02)
      Iranian communities constitute one of the largest settler ethnic groups in Toronto. Coming from diverse cultural backgrounds, Iranians become disconnected from their cultural norms and geographical roots following their ...
    • In-between Boundaries 

      Qian, Zichen (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-27)
      While the highway infrastructure of North America provides great benefits by connecting both urban and rural communities, this infrastructure also comes with significant costs by separating and creating barriers between ...
    • [in]formal Pattern Language - A guide to Handmade Improvitecture© in Cairo 

      Nafeh, Nada (University of Waterloo, 2015-10-30)
      The thesis is situated in Cairo, a city with 64% of the population living in informal settlements. Cairo‘s informality transcends, however, the boundaries of these areas and manifests itself daily in spatial and temporal ...
    • Incremental Urban Intensification: Managing the Re-Urbanization of Toronto's Avenues 

      Barker, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2019-03-13)
      This thesis proposes facilitating the re-urbanization of Toronto’s avenues to support the future growth of Toronto. The current guidelines for avenues buildings set out in the Avenues and Mid-Rise Buildings Study is not ...
    • An Index of Groundworks and Bearings: Architectural lessons on foundation building in Vuntut Gwitchin traditional territory 

      Kovalcik, Katherine (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-30)
      The foundation mediates the relationship between a building and the land. It is a connection that is particularly challenging to ground in frozen soils. Bridging the Arctic Circle in the Northern Yukon, Vuntut Gwitchin ...
    • Individuation: A Heroic Journey through the Canadian Shield 

      Singh, Somya (University of Waterloo, 2008-01-24)
      The thesis explores how elemental architecture in collaboration with the Shield can manifest a threshold condition in which a modern day hero myth can be enacted in the Canadian wilderness. Through the lens of Joseph ...


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