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    • Land, Water, Waste and Air: Resource and Promise in the Informal City 

      Fernández Rincón, Virginia (University of Waterloo, 2013-08-30)
      Striving for subsistence, the growing population of Caracas has radically transformed the city in the course of the past fifty years. The inability of the city to respond to the accelerated growth that resulted from mass ...
    • Landscapes in Motion: Active Aging in China 

      Liu, Si Yuan Linda (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-26)
      Aging in China does not mean slowing down or losing flexibility. On the contrary, aging in China is about regaining youth and becoming a younger replica of oneself. Seniors are becoming more mobile and agile through various ...
    • Landscope | Interpreting Environmental Consciousness 

      Humphrey, Jonah Thomson (University of Waterloo, 2008-07-04)
      This thesis proposes a way in which architecture and the built environment might work to integrate human consciousness and natural process. A theoretical design entitled Landscope is presented as a responsive, sustainable ...
    • Laneway Infill: Re-Creating an Urban Housing Typology 

      Cubitt, Emma Lea (University of Waterloo, 2008-04-04)
      This thesis proposes an incremental response to the challenge of creating increased density within urban residential communities. Responding to the growing need for smaller urban dwellings, and the projected needs caused ...
    • Layers of History - A Reflection on Conservation 

      Parkinson, Amanda (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-20)
      The industrial collapse and economic instability of the late twentieth century drastically changed the way many North American towns and cities function. Galt, Ontario is an example of a town that has experienced many ...
    • Le Maintien de la Vie dans la Ville: Maintaining Life in the City 

      Dobbie, Leona (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-24)
      Paris’ population, throughout its modern history has sculpted a unique urban culture for itself. An ambiguous realm between the intimate and the public has evolved as a result of the political and economic influences ...
    • Learning from Chinatown 

      Guan, Li Ting (University of Waterloo, 2013-04-22)
      In Learning from Las Vegas, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour approach the city without preconceived opinions because they believe there is something to be learned from every aspect of the built ...
    • Learning from the Commonplace: Designing Diversity 

      Hui, Natalie Lok Yan (University of Waterloo, 2016-03-03)
      The commonplace is the realm that directly exists within the ordinary user’s reach and is the everyday lived in experience of the city. Margaret Crawford, the author of Everyday Urbanism, expresses that “an amazing number ...
    • Learning From the Past: Recreating Historic Persian Gardens in Downtown Tehran 

      Shayanfar, Azadeh (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-22)
      Persian Garden is a cultural, historical and physical phenomenon in the land of Iran. One of the main purposes of creating these gardens was to provide space for leisure and meditation. “Pairi Daeza” from which we have ...
    • The Legacy of 48 Abell: Tales From A Gentrifying Neighbourhood 

      Van Eyk, Michelle (University of Waterloo, 2010-03-01)
      Constructed in 1886 by Mr. John Abell, the former engine and machine works factory at 48 Abell Street is located near Queen and Dufferin Streets in Toronto, Ontario. This 100,000 square foot heavy timber and red brick ...
    • Let the Child Be. Children, Play, & Space 

      jafari, pegah (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-16)
      Childhood is a time of vulnerability, unknowns, and vast potential. Children’s environments should be sensitive to these qualities. This thesis is an investigation of outdoor play environments for children. Its focus is ...
    • Library : A Social Infrastructure 

      Kohbodi, Seyedeh Parisa (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-19)
      For many centuries, the mission of the library as a civic institution has been seen as the collection and dissemination of information. Likewise, the library typology continuously responds to the dominant paradigm of ...
    • Library Plus: Towards the Self-Curation of Healthcare 

      Chen, Mu De (University of Waterloo, 2015-11-02)
      Our heavily populated world is facing exponentially increasing healthcare demands that challenge existing healthcare infrastructure. Struggling to respond to the rapidly changing spatial needs of healthcare, the architecture ...
    • The LIFT House: An amphibious strategy for sustainable and affordable housing for the urban poor in flood-prone Bangladesh 

      Prosun, Prithula (University of Waterloo, 2011-02-02)
      Bangladesh is known for two things: poverty and floods. It is a delta country burdened with draining large amounts of water from surrounding countries and a heavy monsoon season that have caused numerous severe floods with ...
    • Light, Dark, and all That’s in Between: Revisiting the Role of Light in Architecture 

      Chernyshov, Elena (University of Waterloo, 2008-01-23)
      Natural light, aside from its functional roles, has little significance in many contemporary spaces. The decline of its earlier shared cultural values and lack of any other to replace these translates into an impoverishment ...
    • Liminal Matter: Diffuse, Adaptive Environments for a Future Dundas Square 

      O'Grady, William Connor (University of Waterloo, 2015-04-28)
      Emerging technologies challenge conventional approaches to the design of contemporary urban public space, both with regard to location and to organisational composition. With the arrival of compact, mobile and real-time ...
    • A Line in Motion 

      Chen, Si (Sue) (University of Waterloo, 2009-06-19)
      This is a graphic account, showing various spaces found in a work of Chinese calligraphy, using, for analysis, the work of contemporary calligrapher Noriko Maeda, historical examples by Wang Hui, Wang Xizhi, Wen Cheng Ming, ...
    • Liquid Monumentality: A Search for Meaning 

      Takacs, David (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-02)
      Contemporary architecture suffers from an acute malaise: it has lost its sense of meaning, and in turn, its sense of significance. In our world of economy and utility—the liquid world—architecture can only allude to a ...
    • Living Beyond Subsistence 

      Lee, Paula Yoojin (University of Waterloo, 2015-04-29)
      The residential tower is the setting for various manifestations of domestic environments. Every unit consists of a particular narrative of an individual within the larger collective. Yet this crucial microcosm that links ...
    • A Living Room for Milton 

      Hu, Rui (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-17)
      Milton, Ontario is one of many smaller Canadian cities that has absorbed the sudden growth brought on by a combination of the lack of affordable housing prices and access to major employment lands in larger urban centres. ...


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