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    • 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 ...
    • Let’s Make Good Stuff: Combatting planned obsolescence and junk by relearning repair, maintenance, and personal agency over the things around us 

      Scheffler, Nathanael (University of Waterloo, 2021-02-22)
      Let’s Make Good Stuff explores our relationship with the designed objects around us. Mass produced items have an increased ability to provide everyone with good design, or to fill our world with sub-par products. This ...
    • 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. ...
    • Living, Together:Tools for Building an Intergenerational Community 

      Woo, Janice (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-23)
      Population aging is poised to become the most critical global demographic shift of this century. Particularly in highly developed regions, the proportion of older adults is growing more quickly than other age groups as a ...
    • A Local Food System for Saskatoon: Envisioning Prosperous Rural Communities and Food-secure Cities on the Canadian Prairies 

      Coneybeare, Melodie (University of Waterloo, 2012-01-06)
      Perhaps nowhere in the world is the unsustainability of our current agricultural system more obvious than on the Canadian Prairies. Based not upon the ecological capacity of the land or the well-being of those who care ...
    • The Logic of Imagination in Architecture 

      Reed, Amanda (University of Waterloo, 2011-01-19)
      Spaces are determined not only by their physical qualities, but also by the narratives created during their occupation. These persistent yet ephemeral stories infuse our experience of space with meaning and can be the ...
    • London Layover: Impermanent dwelling in a nomad's city 

      Wong, Andrea (University of Waterloo, 2011-04-19)
      Presently, 190 million people live outside of their countries of origin. Almost all have moved in search of a better life: higher wages, or an escape from war or persecution. However, a small but growing demographic is ...
    • Lost River: The Artefacts of Toronto's Garrison Creek 

      Popovska, Aleksandra (University of Waterloo, 2012-09-27)
      Once the founding site of the city of Toronto and its second largest watercourse, the Garrison Creek and its original landscape of dense forest and deep ravines have disappeared beneath an aggressive process of development ...
    • Machane Yehuda 

      Feinberg, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2010-12-20)
      Modern Jerusalem has developed against a background of conflict between the European powers and the Ottoman Empire, between Jews and Arabs, and between religious and secular Jews. These conflicts have fragmented the urban ...
    • Maelström 

      Tyrrell, Jonathan (University of Waterloo, 2009-09-10)
      The Lofoten Maelström in Norway, one of the world’s most powerful systems of tidal eddies, has been a locus of terror and imagination for centuries. First depicted in renaissance cartography, the myth of the vortex was ...
    • Making Manifest : Grounding Islam 

      Josephson, Alexander (University of Waterloo, 2010-01-21)
      The Caveat For many reasons, names have had to be concealed within this document. The events depicted are real and the discussions true. This is an attempt to legitimize the informal, seemingly mundane and sometimes ...


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