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    • The Aleatoric Milieu: An Architectural Theory on Proxemics and Navigation Design 

      Lui, Elaine Yan Ling (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-07)
      The Aleatoric Milieu is an architectural theory that combines the space people require to feel at ease and natural wayfinding. By investigating how buildings and cities naturally possess or have been observed to develop ...
    • Algae Textile: A Lightweight Photobioreactor for Urban Buildings 

      Bogias, Petra (University of Waterloo, 2014-09-17)
      By innovating the photobioreactor, the growth of algae can be deployed as a performative and ecological layer within contemporary building systems. Proposed is an algae textile: a building–integrated photobioreactor organized ...
    • Alternate Public Spaces for Tehran: Reimagining the City’s Leftover Fragments 

      Jamshidi, Golnaz (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-24)
      Public spaces are publicly owned spaces where people may interact freely with other citizens. A public place promotes social interactions and creates tolerance for diverse interests and behaviours. But in Tehran, many ...
    • The Ambitious City: Stimulating Change through the Urban Artifact 

      Fearman, Carolyn (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-12)
      In the late twentieth century, global economic forces changed the face of many North American cities. Cities which were built upon industry, that had provided both job certainty and economic vitality, faced questions of ...
    • Amphibious Architectures: The Buoyant Foundation Project in Post-Katrina New Orleans 

      Fenuta, Elizabeth Victoria (University of Waterloo, 2010-12-21)
      This is a research-based thesis building upon the study conducted over the past two years with Dr. Elizabeth English on the Buoyant Foundation Project (BFP). The BFP is currently developing an amphibious foundation system ...
    • ANIMA ÜRBEM 

      Usas, James Anthony (University of Waterloo, 2014-08-18)
      In 1916 the macrocosmic tensions of global conflict became focused on the microcosm of Berlin, Ontario. The nationalistic turmoil of the First World War incited a series of destructive events resulting in a schism within ...
    • Anxious Ornament: Ornament in Contemporary Architecture 

      Miskinyte, Milda (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-23)
      There is a fundamental conflict between the urge to ornament and the contemporary time. The phenomenon of contemporary ornament in the timeframe of early 1990s to present day is explored in the context of the modernist ...
    • Approaching Vertical: A Guide Through Land-Use in Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment 

      Holborn, David (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-22)
      Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment is a landscape 450 million years in the making. Over this immense time line, great natural forces of the earth have aggregated, eroded, and carved this landscape, a 725-kilometer scarp face ...
    • AquaCalifornia: Water Infrastructure in the Age of Scarcity 

      Fung, Rachel (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-26)
      Water scarcity has always been a defining issue of the American West; and California is one of the western states that have long struggled with the management of its water resources. Over the past 5 years, California’s ...
    • An Architectural Implementation of Topology Optimization Guided Discrete Structures with Customized Geometric Constraints 

      Woo, Soo Jung (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-28)
      This thesis explores the use of Topology Optimization (abbreviated to TO) in architectural design by implementing a Bidirectional Evolutionary Structural Optimization(abbreviated to BESO) type TO script as a guide to create ...
    • An Architectural Inquiry into the Significance of Home 

      Perdue, Justin (University of Waterloo, 2008-08-06)
      What is home, and why are we drawn to spaces which elicit this feeling within us? Why is it that we are immediately able to achieve a type of rapport with some spaces, while others remain indifferent to us? What is it about ...
    • Architectural Interpretation of Kiarostami’s Poetic Cinema 

      Shafiee, Bahman (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-22)
      The Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami is famous for mobilizing natural landscapes and Iranian vernacular architecture as the primary set for his films. These spaces function not only as visual motifs, but also as elements ...
    • Architecture at Play: The Magic Circle and Flow in Video Game Spaces 

      Sin, Terry Hon-Tai (University of Waterloo, 2012-04-27)
      Video games are a part of modern culture. As video game spaces begin to enter a new generation’s spatial lexicon, it is important for architects, curators of spatial design, to understand this new medium of space. This ...
    • Architecture in a Northern Flood Plain 

      Gibson, Nancy (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      The thesis is an exploration of strategies that could be utilised in creating sustainable urbanism, one in which the inhabitants retain a relationship with the environmental and geographic conditions of their place. ...
    • Architecture in Search of Sensory Balance 

      Chang, Clementine (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      This thesis addresses the urgent need to awaken our numbed senses by means of haptic architecture. As today's technologies continue to hyper-stimulate and under-differentiate, it is architecture's obligation to resist ...
    • An Architecture of Belonging: Housing New Canadians 

      Yeung, Sandy Pui San (University of Waterloo, 2009-05-19)
      For hundreds of years immigrants have been coming to Canada to start life afresh in hopes of a better future. Many choose Canada because they consider this country a peaceful, tolerant and welcoming place where people and ...
    • The Architecture of Community: Public Space in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside 

      Myers, Elizabeth (University of Waterloo, 2010-02-16)
      The public spaces of many low-income, inner-city neighbourhoods are fundamental in forming strong social networks, nurturing the development of community and supporting the needs of vulnerable residents. This aspect of the ...
    • an architecture of daily life: the continuing evolution of Toronto's residential fabric 

      Vermeulen, Stephanie (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      This thesis envisions a new way of living in the city of Toronto. It is a vision that evolves not from the ideologies on which Toronto was founded, set out over 100 years ago when all multi-family dwellings were called ...
    • The Architecture of Space and Transformation in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games 

      Gertzbein, Eric Jarost (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-28)
      This thesis examines the architecture and space simulated in massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) and argues that the hand which guides the design of virtual architecture and space in these games ...
    • Architecture Saturated with Free-Thinking Machines 

      Pape, Vincent (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-08)
      This thesis explores the benefits and disadvantages for human occupants living within intelligent buildings and responsive environments that have developed the autonomy and the ability to make their own intelligent decisions ...

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