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    • R.A.M: Remote Arctic Memory 

      Manchanda, Karan (University of Waterloo, 2015-09-22)
      The modern world is defined by networks. One network, specifically, has become the core component in how our societies function; the Internet. While the Internet may seem ubiquitous, seamless, and imperceptible, it is only ...
    • Raising Islands 

      Knight, Christopher James Snazel (University of Waterloo, 2012-05-18)
      In an era of dawning anthropogenic climate change, people of atoll nations face grievous threats to their future. Rising sea levels, warming oceans, and changing weather patterns conspire with economic isolation, rapidly ...
    • Rammed Earth: Adaptations to Urban Toronto. 

      Cautius, Cassandra (University of Waterloo, 2014-09-12)
      Rammed earth is an ancient and imperishable material-process. Traditionally associated with rural construction and underdeveloped settings, the material has begun to enter the modern vernacular. While its use is not yet ...
    • (Re)Connect: Architecture and the Senses 

      Snyder, Elyse (University of Waterloo, 2013-06-19)
      I live in a society where a state of multi-tasking and over-stimulation is common. I am inundated with excessive information and seemingly addicted to distraction. My love affair with hi speed digital devices devours all ...
    • Re-Imagining Concrete: A Material First Design Approach 

      Wang, Nathan (University of Waterloo, 2019-10-15)
      This thesis asks the question: “What if we began the creative process of design with material?” In an age where digital images dominate the design process, architecture’s main medium of expression remains through matter. ...
    • Re-imagining the Compound: Regeneration of Block Urbanism in Seoul 

      Seo, Kyeng Wan (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-19)
      South Korea is a country where the national landscape is dominated by endless horizon of high-rise apartment blocks. This is especially true in the capital city of Seoul, where about half of the country’s population currently ...
    • Re-Territorializing Park-Monument of The Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship 

      Nikolova, Roksena (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-29)
      The silhouettes of colossal Soviet monuments in Bulgaria shaped the landscape of the nation, both physically, and metaphorically. Many remain abandoned, some have been removed, a few modified, but their controversy remains ...
    • Re-Visioning Sustainable Urban Housing in2020, the year of perfect vision 

      Arvai, James (University of Waterloo, 2009-02-17)
      Civilization’s vantage point has shifted with advances in technology from an eye-level view of the horizon to a bird’s eye view from a plane, to a planet-wide view from space. This relatively new global view is now the ...
    • Re:Generation – A Model For Age-Inclusive Care 

      Chan, Ho Wa Esther (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-27)
      The Canadian population is aging. Seniors are becoming the fastest growing age group as a result of the aging of the baby boom generation, and a lowered fertility rate and an increase in life expectancy in the millennial ...
    • Re:Linking Lachine 

      Cascella, Mark Oscar (University of Waterloo, 2010-11-01)
      Since the undertaking of urban planning as a prescriptive discipline, landscape projects have demonstrated their ability to integrate valuable cultural spaces with the construction of complex infrastructural systems, ...
    • The Reading Room: Revitalizing Andrew Carnegie's Vision for the Public Library 

      Black, Katelynn Marie (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-25)
      At the turn of the 20th century, Andrew Carnegie, the richest man in America, was transforming society through the endowment of thousands of free public library buildings to communities around the world. Carnegie conceived ...
    • Real Mixed Use: Combining Living and Production on Underused Historic Industrial Sites to Resist Gentrification 

      Cartwright, Brianna Aerin Elise (University of Waterloo, 2018-10-19)
      Changing economic conditions and production requirements have caused manufacturing and other secondary industries to move away from the urban core of mid-sized cities in Southern Ontario, such as London, Hamilton, and ...
    • Reanimation: Redefining the Urban Network in St James Town, Toronto 

      Fan, Raymond (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-22)
      Urban intensification in the city of Toronto during the 1960s draws from the essential idea – “Tower in the Park”, a concept that we now recognize as pervasively problematic. These neighbourhoods are flooded with criticism ...
    • Recalibrating Detroit: A Plan for Incremental Neighbourhood Densification 

      Samuel, Shahnaz (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-25)
      This thesis analyses factors responsible for Detroit’s past growth and delves into its current transient culture. The phenomena of its urban shrinkage is more than just a demographic shift. It is a harbinger of qualitative ...
    • Reclaiming Water and the Right to the City in Los Angeles: Compton Commons 

      Turner, Scott (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-18)
      The greater Los Angeles urban area is home to nearly 19 million people, but has local water resources that can only support a population of approximately one million. Los Angeles has always depended upon a large proportion ...
    • The Reclamation and Reoccupation of the Burloak Employment Lands: Towards a Sustainable Community 

      Wulff, Ricardo (University of Waterloo, 2009-05-21)
      By examining the interconnected relationship between humanity and the environment we live in, this thesis aims to bring new sustainable design approaches to a toxic industrial area known as the Burloak Employment Lands in ...
    • Reconciling the Car and the City: A Vision of Productive Urban Mobility 

      Pavlov, Ventzislav (University of Waterloo, 2011-04-26)
      The relationship between cars and cities is changing. The auto-centric development predominant in America in the 20th century is beginning to subside and disappear. It is being replaced by efforts to make cities more ...
    • Reconnecting Sarajevo: The Bentbaša Spine 

      Mucibabic, Elena (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-23)
      Sarajevo’s Bentbaša, a bathing complex of natural and artificial pools on the Eastern edge of Sarajevo, sits on the brink of the Miljacka River. As a marker of the boundary between nature and the city, the site has been ...
    • Reconstruction Site: Re-designing the disposable Expo 

      Proudfoot, Alan Scott (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-18)
      Building, supported by the practice of architecture, is churning resources into waste at an alarming rate. Our method of construction has its inevitable conclusion in a pile of rubble. Lamentably, the natural resources we ...
    • Recovering the Sense and Essence of Place: The Eastern Practice of Feng Shui and its Role in Western Architecture 

      Lam, Kelly Wai Ying (University of Waterloo, 2009-01-08)
      The aim of this thesis is to understand, identify and test the fundamental qualities of feng shui so as to examine its applicability and relevance in western architectural design practice. While the word “feng shui” has ...


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