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    • 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 ...
    • Architecture that Binds: A Place for Weddings and Funerals for a New Society 

      Lam, Yvonne Y.S. (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      Weddings and funerals are some of the most universally profound events of our lives. Both acts, however disparate, ultimately celebrate life. This thesis draws on themes of life and regeneration in its reading of a ...
    • Architecture/Education: Spatial Empowerment through Capacity Building 

      Tang, Sue Anne (University of Waterloo, 2015-09-01)
      Architecture is too important to be left solely in the hands of architects, developers, and builders. All have the right to build, alter, and inhabit spaces that meet their needs and desires. For this condition to occur, ...
    • Architecture: An Introspective Look at the Pedagogical Culture 

      Corcoran, Erin (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-20)
      In North America, to become an architect, students must acquire a wide range of knowledge, create designs in studio, and spend some time working in an architecture firm. There are various lessons that they need to learn, ...
    • Are We There Yet? A Study of Public Space in Midtown Kitchener-Waterloo 

      Walker, Clara (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-11)
      With the introduction of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) route, Midtown Kitchener-Waterloo is now easily accessible from other areas in the Region via several transit options without the need to rely on personal vehicles. The ...
    • Ares Infinite: Creating a 3D Printed Vernacular for an Evolving Research Station on Mars 

      Chan, Christopher (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-10)
      This thesis proposes the design of a habitat built on Mars. It speculates on the usage of 3D print technology as a construction method to address the extreme environmental conditions of the planet, as well as the changing ...
    • Arguments in the Streets Became More Frequent 

      Bednarek, Pawel (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-23)
      Our contemporary societal condition is comprised of an involuntary association of humans to a system which prioritizes Authoritarianism, hierarchy, and capitalism. In other words this system supports a systemic or enforced ...
    • Ariadne’s Thread: A Letter to Descartes 

      Christou, Geoffrey (University of Waterloo, 2013-09-23)
      As Galileo peered through a lens to see the twinkle of the Jovian moons, and Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek did the same to study the tremulous basis of all life, so the fabric of threads we weave across time and space – the vast ...
    • Art and the City - Building Community at Jane and Finch 

      Hunter, Carrie (University of Waterloo, 2009-11-30)
      In rapidly growing North American cities, large-scale urban developments struggle to create a distinctive sense of community. Responding to increasing trends of isolation, decentralization, cultural and artistic expressions, ...
    • The Artifacts of No-Place 

      Hanzelkova, Jessica (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-27)
      This thesis assembles within it a glimpse of ‘a life’. It traces a path of disillusion to dissolution in navigating a search for identity in an increasingly globalized world. Settling into the trajectory carved by ...


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