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    • 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 ...
    • Folly and Fire: A Space of Play in the Black Rock Desert 

      Zupan, Mark Jonathan (University of Waterloo, 2014-08-28)
      In Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, there is a city that appears for one week each year and then vanishes, leaving no trace of its existence except ruts in the dusty clay. The inhospitable, barren salt flat that the city is ...
    • Food and the City: An Examination of the Role of Food in Local Neighbourhood Revitalization 

      Beaulieu, Nadine (University of Waterloo, 2010-06-17)
      The majority of people in North America have lost not only the knowledge of how to successfully sustain themselves from the land but, even more troubling, the basic knowledge of where the food comes from, what real food ...
    • Food for Thought:Reimagining the Ontario Food Terminal 

      Ferro-Townsend, Sacha (University of Waterloo, 2011-06-03)
      Toronto is experiencing a food renaissance. Although there has been a resurgence in the popularity of local food and specialty products, neither supermarkets nor farmers’ markets have adequately responded to meet the ...
    • For Every Line Casts A Shadow 

      Allman, Siobhan (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-08)
      The blank page represents a void, an open area of space that holds the potential for architecture. Through a process of drawing points, lines and planes, the void of the paper is cut to become an arrangement of curated, ...
    • Forgotten Landscapes: Restoring our Rural Imagination 

      Beaulieu, Patricia (University of Waterloo, 2015-09-21)
      As our world becomes increasingly interconnected through technology and global trade, urban populations are more and more detached from the realities of our consumption and the cultivated land that supports us. These food ...
    • Fragments of Sobriquet 

      Stines, Shanne Nathaniel (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-16)
      As exposited and demonstrated through the work and studies of sociologists Pierre Bourdieu, and Gary Stevens, among others, architects have traditionally represented but a small and demographically homogenous portion of ...
    • Fringe Benefits 

      McMurchy, David (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-21)
      The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is in a state of constant and massive growth in terms of population, development and economic investment. This growth has generated pressures both within and at the peripheries ...
    • From Houses to Hillsides: Support for Adaptive Housing on Hong Kong's Slopes 

      Leung, Tak Yi (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-22)
      Hong Kong’s urban development is governed by the mountainous terrain of the city. The city is growing, and easily developable low-lying flat land is becoming increasingly scarce. As a result, Hong Kong’s development is ...
    • From Industrial District to Interface City: Re-imagining the Corrugated Metal Sheds of Taiwan 

      Su, Yu-Chu (University of Waterloo, 2021-04-07)
      Manufacturing industries are on the decline in Taiwan, leaving many of the island’s corrugated metal warehouses and factories at the risk of being replaced by more profitable high-rise towers. The result is a gentrification ...
    • From Mountain to Maleh: Water as an Agent of Negotiation in the Kidron Valley/Wadi an-Nar 

      Cohen-Murison, Rachel (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-05)
      In a site with significantly fractured political, social, and environmental governance, it comes as no surprise that the West Bank’s water network is fraught with issues. Over-pumping of groundwater, inadequate sewage ...


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