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    • Execution of Architecture / Architecture of Execution or The Persistence of Collective Memory 

      Bateson, Anthony (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      "A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul. " ~Franz Kafka This thesis deals with a subject matter which may be considered by some to be undesirable and taboo; that is, the architecture of capital ...
    • Expanded Enclosure: Utilizing Conditioned Micro - Climates and Spaces to Develop Gradated Envelopes 

      Amr, Yasir (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-04)
      Architecture is more often than not in the habit of creating spaces separated by generally impermeable partitions that give occupants a high level of control - whether it is directed at achieving shelter, privacy, etc.... ...
    • Expanding Space: Redefining Persian Cultural Hubs in Toronto through Interactive Architecture 

      Behzad Jazi, Negar (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-18)
      Persian communities in Toronto use certain public spaces as a group. One of the less obvious, but interesting, spaces that serve as cultural hubs for these communities are strip malls. These cultural- commercial spaces ...
    • Experiences with Prefabrication and Habitat for Humanity 

      Bilson, Carolyn Mary (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-12)
      This thesis chronicles my experiences with developing a panelized wall system for use by Habitat for Humanity and with testing that system in the design and construction of a house. Presented as a series of narratives, it ...
    • An Exploration into Biomimicry and its Application in Digital & Parametric [Architectural] Design 

      Panchuk, Neal (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      Biomimicry is an applied science that derives inspiration for solutions to human problems through the study of natural designs, systems and processes. This thesis represents an investigation into biomimicry and includes ...
    • Explorative Making 

      Morgan, Michael Nicholas (University of Waterloo, 2011-09-29)
      This thesis asserts the notion of play and intuition are valuable resources within architectural design. The thesis further proposes a conceptual model of making that harnesses and integrates play, intuition, and other ...
    • Exploring The Underground City 

      Shaddick, Daniel (University of Waterloo, 2010-01-22)
      The inception of Montreal’s underground displayed significant inventiveness in striving for a multi-level city, however today the urban network has developed into an overly-commercialized, perfunctory series of ‘unfelt’ ...
    • The Fabrication Commons: Creative Agency Through Intuitive Interfaces 

      Gontarz, Alexander (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-28)
      With digital fabrication tools and networking technology becoming increasingly attainable and versatile, there is an opportunity for more people to become makers instead of just being passive consumers. How can we take ...
    • Facilitating Recreation 

      Gray, Braden (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-02)
      In our current architectural discourse of sporting design in Canada, we tailor our sports facilities to harness the energy of the masses, to watch the World’s elite compete on an Olympic or an international scale. The vast ...
    • Faith and Architecture: Designing from the Heart 

      Suteria, Currim (University of Waterloo, 2018-10-01)
      This thesis is about faith as foundation for the practice of architecture. In the esoteric interpretation of Islam, the intellect, also known as the “eye of the heart”, is the source of all aesthetic and ethical decisions. ...
    • Farming the High Seas: An adaptive approach for the inhabitation of oceanic recirculation gyres 

      Jarvis, Anna Katrina Davies (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-29)
      Ocean management authorities predict that global fish stocks will be severely depleted by mid-century unless commercial fishing practices are greatly modified. This thesis considers aquatic architecture in general, and ...
    • fashioning the distillery district: an architecture of spectacle and performance 

      Wung, Kristy (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-21)
      In the beginning there was cladding, first embraced by humans through the painting and tattooing of skin as a means of displaying one’s social position, tribal affiliation, or stage in life. Accompanied by the performance ...
    • Fault Traces: Civilian Architectural Responses in the Syrian Civil War 

      Ferwati, Omar (University of Waterloo, 2020-04-21)
      In the discourse of urban warfare, architecture normally has two roles: it is the object of destruction during fighting, and the object of reconstruction after conflict ends. There is little consideration for a third role ...
    • Fertile Grounds: Cultivating an Identity Through Architecture 

      Neves, Elisia (University of Waterloo, 2012-05-01)
      This thesis explores the contributive role of architecture to the prosperity of a place. The research addresses the challenges and opportunities that rural regions face today by analyzing the general factors of marginalized ...
    • The Fictional and The Real 

      Nelson, Aaron/William (University of Waterloo, 2011-01-19)
      The impetus of this thesis arose from an unfound text and the unsatisfied questions regarding the profession of architecture when I first entered the school. What exactly is an architect? What exactly does an architect do? ...
    • Finding a New Commons: Re-Inhabiting the School in Post-Urban Japan 

      Nakanishi, Julia (University of Waterloo, 2020-03-13)
      Japan’s megacities are often captured as dense, dynamic and ever-expanding. These images, disseminated in popular media, belie a growing national phenomenon; urban migration, a declining birthrate and an aging population ...
    • Firmitas re-visited: Permanence in Contemporary Architecture 

      Touw, Katrina (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      This thesis proposes that the concept 'permanence' is relevant at the beginning of the twenty first century. It examines why the term, while perhaps pertinent in addressing the disposability of architecture in Western ...
    • Flat City Response 

      Bolen, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2009-10-27)
      It has become widely recognized that the development of postwar suburbia in North America has had a detrimental effect on community identity, environmental sustainability, and social conscience. Suburban development is ...
    • Flowing with the River 

      Elisa, Nicoletto (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-17)
      Carried by the flow of water, this thesis is a journey into rediscovering the power of the River to animate and give reason to urban life. Its purpose is to create an alternate reality that brings people back to the ...
    • Fluid Identities Material Imagination and the Ritual of Water Collection at the Mineral Spring of Sofia 

      Blaghoeff, Dea (University of Waterloo, 2011-01-18)
      How do we build for a specific place and culture in the age of globalization, where the notion of culture has become fluid and drawn from a multiplicity of locations? This thesis argues that rather than relying on ideologies ...

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