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    • The Value of Ornament 

      Lord, Andrew (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-19)
      This thesis recognizes ornament as not simply an excessive accessory, but an innate human desire to imbue objects with beauty and meaning. Ornament’s prominence throughout disparate architectures regardless of culture, ...
    • Variations on a Theme of Deep Time: From Geology to Architecture 

      Winter, Mathew Jeffrey Franklin (University of Waterloo, 2015-08-27)
      Through the lens of deep time, this thesis draws a comparison between geology and architecture, to create an architecture of simultaneity. Using Henri Bergson’s notion of the present containing all of the past within it, ...
    • VENICE OF LAGOS - Reviving the fishing culture in Makoko through Aquaponics 

      Afun-Ogidan, Folusho Ashish (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-23)
      Lagos, Nigeria is a rapidly growing mega-city that faces issues such as overpopulation, pollution, waste management, sanitation, poverty among a host of others. The coastal nature of Lagos causes the city to experience ...
    • Vernacular of Adaptation: Undercurrent of Carpatho-Rusyn Perseverance 

      Kolbas, Aleksandar (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-31)
      In the nineteen nineties, former Yugoslavia, went through a series of interstitial disputes, both religious and political, which evolved into hatred amongst its own people and ultimately into an unforgiving civil war. ...
    • Vertical Urbanity: Urban Dwelling in an Age of Programmatic Promiscuity 

      Panacci, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-31)
      Welcome to CityPlace. Thirty-five hectares of formerly unoccupied rail-lands in downtown Toronto are currently undergoing a transformation into an instant neighbourhood. Eventually, CityPlace will be the home to over ...
    • Vertical Vernacular 

      Tang, Fan-ju Susan (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      The rapid modernization and densification of Taipei has resulted in a culturally and socially unsustainable society. The North American paradigm of high-rise condominiums disrupts the social pattern of the vernacular ...
    • Vibratory Lines; Experiments in Expressivity 

      Quigley, Karine (University of Waterloo, 2015-08-12)
      All matter is expressive. All matter, animate or inanimate, sentient or made, is filled with the infinite potential for difference and articulation. All things, all bodies, are equal. In this context of absolute ...
    • Villa Canadensis - The Ontario Cottage as an instrument of rehabilitation 

      Bentley, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2008-01-25)
      The tradition of the summer cottage in Ontario is a testament to Canadians’ close identification with the wilderness. This thesis establishes a link between the Ontario cottage and the ancient villa originating in classical ...
    • Voices of Toronto - An Intercultural Urban Library 

      Janes, Allison (University of Waterloo, 2010-04-15)
      In the last one hundred years Toronto’s cultural identity has been completely transformed. Once a quiet and thoroughly conservative Anglo-Saxon town, Toronto has become a thriving and dynamic multicultural city. Today a ...
    • Walking City: The transformative role of pedestrians in public space 

      Czypyha, Shane (University of Waterloo, 2010-01-21)
      Vancouver’s downtown peninsula symbolically describes the sense of place unique to the city as a whole. It is a livable city with a strong connection to its natural surroundings, witnessed in its very active population. ...
    • Walmart 2.0 

      Huff, Ian S. (University of Waterloo, 2012-08-31)
      Processes of industry and economic exchange have significantly and continually defined the underlying structure and formal characteristics of the American city. Contemporary ‘distributed’ systems of economy and industry ...
    • Wasted Water: Returning to the Fishpond Latrine Amidst Modernity, Pollution, and Stigma 

      Tran, Teresa (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-23)
      Since 1990, Vietnam has made significant efforts to eradicate open defecation in rural areas. With modernized systems and increasing severity of pollution within its rural provinces, local practices for managing human waste ...
    • Water as Agent: Restoring Displaced Communities in Gulu, Uganda 

      Bright, Erica (University of Waterloo, 2009-06-17)
      Disasters due to war and conflict or natural forces are responsible for the 26 million people displaced across the world today. The crisis extends into the temporary, yet indefinite, displacement camps where people live ...
    • We Belong With the Water: Mobility, temporal habitation, rituals, and other 'incidental' elements surrounding fish harvesting traditions of Indigenous communities in Southern Georgian Bay - A Graphic Novel 

      Kastelein, Dani (University of Waterloo, 2020-06-24)
      For over 200 years, the delineation of the land and subsequent colonial settlement throughout Canada has subjugated and removed Indigenous presence from the land. This includes their constructions, tools, and laws connected ...
    • When Nature Goes to School: A Green School Design for Milton, Ontario 

      Hucik, Alexandra (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-15)
      It is generally agreed upon that environmental education has an important place in 21st century schools, as the need to educate the current and future generations of young people on how to live in a sustainable way grows ...
    • Where Is The House You Will Build For Me? 

      Lee, Edward (University of Waterloo, 2007-01-22)
      The adaptive reuse of secular buildings as churches signals a return to the fundamental belief that architecture is not necessary for Christian worship. Following are the stories and photographs of fifteen churches in the ...
    • Where Ravens Dream: Encountering Property in Relation 

      Wilson-Delafield, James Callan (University of Waterloo, 2020-08-21)
      This thesis asks a personal question that I have struggled with since before the Masters program: Is Architecture inherently an imposition on place? Through personal relation, reciprocity and dialogue with a particular ...
    • Where the River Flows Fast 

      Barei, Andrea (University of Waterloo, 2012-01-13)
      Kashechewan, a flood-prone remote First Nation in northern Ontario, is the focus of this thesis. It is an exploration into the factors that have contributed to the community’s decline and current state. By looking at how ...
    • The Wilderness 

      Hirmer, Lisa (University of Waterloo, 2009-06-19)
      This thesis is a critical cultural investigation into the meaning of wilderness. It is based on the premise that as a constructed, imaginary landscape wilderness is an expression of cultural impulses. It suggests that the ...
    • With Chinese Characteristics: Documenting Patterns of Cultural Implantation, Intersection and Infiltration 

      Sanvictores, Kyle (University of Waterloo, 2007-01-23)
      This thesis explores the global traffic in culture and its effects on the urban environment. Two overlapping forces are documented: first the proliferation of Western models and cultural signifiers in China and second the ...


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