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    • Mediations of Shattered Water: Environmental Intimacy & the Dissolution of the Self 

      Holbrook-Smith, Katherine (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-09)
      In a time of accelerated environmental degradation, a human-centric approach to engagement has engendered a pervasive cultural passivity towards the environment. This fatalistic detachment amplified by technological advances ...
    • Medina: Reviving Place Identity through Public Space 

      Al-Mahdy, Omar (University of Waterloo, 2013-01-25)
      Medina, as the second holy city for Muslims around the world and a place where the Prophet (peace be upon him) lived and is buried, has a distinctive identity. On the contrary, however, the central part of the city, the ...
    • The Memory Mines 

      Lo, Evelyn Ka-Kwok (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-19)
      She is eighteen when she leaves home. She leaves shortly after her father’s inexplicable disappearance – an event she neither understands nor accepts. She does what everyone on the cusp of adulthood does: she moves abroad ...
    • Migrants, Urban Village, and An Open Community - A Case of Yangji, Guangzhou, China 

      Zhang, Zhuoyi (University of Waterloo, 2015-01-12)
      Massive migration is one the most significant phenomena of China’s urbanization. In the thirty years since the "Reform and Open Up" policy began, Guangzhou, as the center of the Pearl River Delta, has experienced significant ...
    • Mitbach Megasher: Israel's Immigration, Gastronomy, and Design 

      Cohen, Catherine (University of Waterloo, 2017-12-07)
      Israel, being the Jewish emigration nation, welcomed over 3.7 million people in the last century. The vast intake of new immigrants from various ethnicities and cultures created ample strains on the Israeli government. ...
    • Moments of Spiritual Engagement in Architecture: A Search for Awareness of Life and Architecture 

      Wat, Timothy (University of Waterloo, 2014-06-19)
      In my encounter of Peter Zumthor’s Seniors’ Home and Kolumba Museum, I found architecture to affect well-being within the daily course of life. I saw the Seniors' Home contribute to the dwelling of the entire being of the ...
    • The Mongrel Approach 

      Poon, Lauren (University of Waterloo, 2012-01-19)
      Cities are concentrations of diverse populations that undergo continual transformation over time. This thesis deals with the question, how does the individual make place in a constantly changing environment? The entry point ...
    • Monsoon Notebook: Exploring Home 

      Fonseka, Jaliya (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-16)
      This thesis explores the meaning of home, and the role it plays in my relationship to architecture. It rests in the transitional space between my native Sri Lanka and Canada, where I have lived for the last eighteen years. ...
    • Monster 

      Bohdal, Peter (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-09)
      451 Manning Avenue, home to an architect and an artist, has generated an adverse reaction within its community. The property is maintained as a testament to the Rao family history in Canada, but most visibly, Villa Rao ...
    • Motion with Moisture: Creating Passive Dynamic Envelope Systems Using the Hygroscopic Properties of Wood Veneer 

      Augustin, Nicola (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-24)
      This thesis presents research into the creation of an autonomously responsive envelope system capable of adaptation to variation in relative humidity through the use of wood veneer and its hygroscopic material properties. ...
    • Motionscapes, Waterland, Maritime Theatre: Three Temporalities in Contemporary Jiangnan 

      Cheng, Jeffrey Hwei Choong (University of Waterloo, 2011-05-24)
      Jiangnan is on the brink of revolution: a network of bullet train lines will re-territorilize this region of China, including Shanghai, drawing its 80 million inhabitants within a single hour’s commute of one another. From ...
    • The Mountain and the Valley: A Planning and Conservation Approach for the Annapolis Valley 

      Perry, Caitlin Michelle (University of Waterloo, 2014-08-28)
      The Annapolis Valley Region is home to a rich and varied landscape. Agriculture, historic sites, the Bay of Fundy Shore, and the inland forests are just some of the aspects that together make up this unique region. ...
    • Moving Against the Grid: The Pursuit of Public Life during Apartheid, South Africa 

      Bruun-Meyer, Nicole (University of Waterloo, 2013-04-24)
      The reality of cities is that, no matter how designed, controlled, or planned they are, people will do as they like. They will find ways to live and move through them that suit their purposes, even if this means going ...
    • Mud and Cell Phones: Nonformal Learning Networks in Rural Kenya 

      Sewell, Anne (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-08)
      Despite global efforts to achieve universal education, millions of people still lack access to learning, with a high concentration in sub-Saharan African countries. Like many rural communities around the world, Kenya’s ...
    • Mudzi Owala, Village of Light – Lessons from Malawi 

      Huang, Adrienne (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-25)
      This thesis explores my journey to a small corner of Africa, where I lived with and learned from the communities of rural Malawi. In particular, it examines the architectural lessons that emerged from my involvement in a ...
    • Museum of Contemporary Art Gateway Sculpture Garden 

      Mehdizadeh, Melika (University of Waterloo, 2020-02-20)
      This thesis comprises a design for a garden that serves as a gateway to the new cultural hub of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in the Junction Triangle, Toronto. This contribution aims to capitalize on the cultural ...
    • My Other Eyes that See, My Other Ears that Hear 

      Motyer, Amanda Gabrielle (University of Waterloo, 2014-07-22)
      Disability is a part of the human condition and has existed since the beginning of time, yet the vast majority of people with disabilities are still expected to live in a built environment designed for what society has ...
    • The N-Dimensional City: Establishing a Vitality Driven Framework for Volumetric Building Networks Through Parametric Design 

      de Luna, Montgomery Redford (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-22)
      The architectural concept of a city within a city, or a three-dimensional urban realm, aims to engage the public and bring the vitality of the city into the building. This concept often manifests in the form of grade-separated ...
    • The Nature of Healing: Living Architecture for Long Term Care & Rehabilitation Hospitals 

      Kyle, Lauren (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-23)
      Healthcare interiors are perceived as stressful and isolating spaces; endured during times of vulnerability causing stress for patients, visitors and staff. This thesis examines studies, which prove that this psychological ...
    • NATUS • CULTUS • CIVIS: A Holistic Community Plan for the Beausoleil First Nation 

      Dopheide, Samantha JoAnn (University of Waterloo, 2014-01-24)
      Sustainability is not a contemporary concept, rather it was a guiding principle all cultures lived by to maintain balance with the natural world and more importantly survive. Evidently architecture was a tangible expression ...

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