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    • [in]formal Pattern Language - A guide to Handmade Improvitecture© in Cairo 

      Nafeh, Nada (University of Waterloo, 2015-10-30)
      The thesis is situated in Cairo, a city with 64% of the population living in informal settlements. Cairo‘s informality transcends, however, the boundaries of these areas and manifests itself daily in spatial and temporal ...
    • Incremental Urban Intensification: Managing the Re-Urbanization of Toronto's Avenues 

      Barker, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2019-03-13)
      This thesis proposes facilitating the re-urbanization of Toronto’s avenues to support the future growth of Toronto. The current guidelines for avenues buildings set out in the Avenues and Mid-Rise Buildings Study is not ...
    • An Index of Groundworks and Bearings: Architectural lessons on foundation building in Vuntut Gwitchin traditional territory 

      Kovalcik, Katherine (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-30)
      The foundation mediates the relationship between a building and the land. It is a connection that is particularly challenging to ground in frozen soils. Bridging the Arctic Circle in the Northern Yukon, Vuntut Gwitchin ...
    • Individuation: A Heroic Journey through the Canadian Shield 

      Singh, Somya (University of Waterloo, 2008-01-24)
      The thesis explores how elemental architecture in collaboration with the Shield can manifest a threshold condition in which a modern day hero myth can be enacted in the Canadian wilderness. Through the lens of Joseph ...
    • Inner 'Green' Space A Study of Conservationism in Atrium Spaces Using Academic Buildings in Southern Ontario 

      Smith Jr., Barry Warren (University of Waterloo, 2008-01-22)
      Since taking hold in the mid 1960s, the modern atrium has become prevalent in many designs and buildings within contemporary architecture. The modern day atrium has endured to find its place amidst our current technologies ...
    • Instrumental Landscapes: Sustainable Strategies for Wetland Development 

      Fanti, Dennis (University of Waterloo, 2010-08-25)
      As a result of widespread urban development over the past two decades, global wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate. This thesis develops a series of strategies for protecting wetland ecosystems from the ecological ...
    • Instrumental Matrix: Regenerative Systems in Hamilton, Ontario 

      Dadson, Leland Thomas (University of Waterloo, 2007-01-22)
      Positioned at the metaphysical divide between civilization and wilderness, this thesis investigates the potential for symbiotic relationships among cultural, ecological and industrial systems in an effort to suggest ...
    • Integrated Infrastructures for an Urban Lake in Wuhan, China 

      Hong, Jason (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-27)
      One of the consequences of China’s rapid urbanization is the disappearance, or at least, mismanagement of the many lakes of the Central Yangtze River Basin. The thesis investigates the situation by conducting a complex ...
    • An Integrated Vertical Urban School For The 21st Century Hong Kong 

      Cheung, Hou Ting Anne (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-25)
      Urban population continues to rise at an unprecedented rate. High-rise commercial and residential developments continue to intensify the cityscape. While intensification increases the quality of life for most urban citizens. ...
    • Integrational Structuring: A Holarchic Strategy for Housing the Aging Population 

      Gruchala, Adam (University of Waterloo, 2010-01-20)
      Canadian society is facing a marked demographic shift as the baby boom generation ages. By 2031 almost 25 percent of Canadians will be over sixty-five; many of those will be north of eighty and the oldest boomers will be ...
    • Intensifying Toronto 

      Clarke, Jonathan (University of Waterloo, 2016-10-13)
      How cities grow is set to change. In the Greater Toronto Area, both Ontario’s Greenbelt Plan and Growth Plan for the Golden Greater Horseshoe are set to have a significant impact on how and where urban growth will occur ...
    • The Intermodal Metropolis: Spatial Protocols at the Convergence of Regional Mobility Networks 

      Williamson, John (University of Waterloo, 2012-01-12)
      Suburban Centres were established in the Toronto region as the population dispersed beyond the city’s borders. Intended as a set of delivery points for municipal services and concentrations of commercial and social program ...
    • Interstitial Landscape as Interstitial Tissue: Parco degli Acquedotti al'Mandrione 

      Dumitrascu, Sandrina (University of Waterloo, 2009-09-03)
      This thesis emerged from a series of journeys / ‘percorsi’, conducted between 2007 and 2009 along the course of the aqueducts and railway lines in the south-east of Rome. During this time, my focus shifted from figure to ...
    • Interstitial Urbanity: Fragments of Place Within the Post-Modern City 

      Tsui, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      This thesis introduces <em>Interstitial Urbanity</em> as a strategy for addressing issues of urbanity and place within New York's peripheral developments. Driven primarily by market forces, these developer led office and ...
    • The Interval: in-between unmaking and remaking the body 

      Lu, Qinyu (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-19)
      By its individual terms, we can think of a body in two coincident ways that meet it in the middle: from the familiar inside-out and from the less familiar outside-in. To proceed from the middle of things conceives of a ...
    • The Intrinsic Agent: Working with Light 

      Garach, Trimira Anil (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-09)
      Architecture’s intrinsic natural agent, light, is an elusive and mysterious figure in the process of architectural design. The very phenomenon that reveals to us the contents, materials, and proportions of a space is ...
    • An Investigation into the Lexicon of Waste 

      Lau, Carmen Allison (University of Waterloo, 2011-04-26)
      Since the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the increase in population, urbanization, cheap energies, and new technologies have bankrupted the environment into destruction. This chaos has created a society that transformed ...
    • Invisible Boundaries 

      Torrens, Brian (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-12)
      Within Buenos Aires there exists a boundary between the formal, planned developments of the middle class and the informal, organically-developed self-built housing of the poor. Villa 31, an informal settlement located near ...
    • THE ISLINGTON GALLERY OF ART: An Architectural Implementation of the 'Third Place' 

      Juzkiw, Alexandra (University of Waterloo, 2007-01-22)
      This thesis proposes turning a Toronto subway station into a gallery that will display temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. Islington subway station, on the corner of Bloor Street West and Islington Avenue, will ...
    • It's Terminal: Architecture of Obsolescence 

      Winters, Andrew (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-17)
      There’s always been one here. There’s the one that’s here now, there’s the one that it replaced, and there’s also the first one that didn’t last so long. One hundred and sixty odd years there’s been one here, in this place. ...

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