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    • Nomadic Passage: Water Conservation and Land Preservation 

      Dirie, Amal (University of Waterloo, 2020-04-24)
      “Nomadic Passage: Water Conservation and Land Preservation” investigates the dynamic and sustainable qualities of Somali nomadic life, in regards to their livelihood, communal spaces, and traditional practices that are ...
    • Nomos/Nomad: Millennium Spatial Framework of a People 

      Shen, Xiaoyang (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-26)
      This thesis finds the connections between the issues of contemporary China that capture the attention of architects and other spatial thinkers by reexamining a millennium of Chinese history and spatial practices through a ...
    • The North House as Component Based Architecture 

      Doesburg, Chloe (University of Waterloo, 2010-02-19)
      The North House is a proof-of-concept prefabricated solar powered home designed for northern climates, and intended for the research and promotion of high-performance sustainable architecture. Led by faculty at the University ...
    • The North House as Responsive Architecture: Designing for Interaction between Building, Inhabitant, and Environment 

      Barhydt, Lauren (University of Waterloo, 2010-05-21)
      The North House is a proof-of-concept prefabricated solar-powered home designed for northern climates, and intended for the research and promotion of high-performance sustainable architecture. Led by faculty at the ...
    • Nuna-Regionalism: A Vision of Iqaluit Regionalism 

      Holmes, Lauren (University of Waterloo, 2013-02-22)
      The recent demographic shift, sparked by a combination of political and environmental forces, towards urbanization in the Canadian Arctic has uprooted a tie to the land that largely defines Inuit cultural identity. The ...
    • Oakland Media Library: Urban Communication Space 

      Wessel, Emily (University of Waterloo, 2007-10-10)
      As North American cities experience rapid changes in demographics, communication technology, and economy, how will urban libraries continue to hold meaning and usefulness to their publics? Investigating the position of ...
    • Obus: Intent and Inhabitation 

      Jeong, Jeremy (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-23)
      First proposed by Le Corbusier for the city of Algiers in 1932 but never built, the Plan Obus is Le Corbusier’s ultimate city planning project. The forerunner of the megastructures projects of the 1960s, it sits squarely ...
    • Of the River: Unraveling Imaginaries of Water & Resilience in Metro Manila 

      Bullough, Michelle (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-23)
      Metro Manila, the Philippines’ capital, emerged from the river delta—bisected by an estuarine river and laced with rivulets. For a long time, the city embraced its wet geography and was adapted to the soak of torrential ...
    • Oh The Places We'll Go: The Game of Children's Spaces 

      Balaban, Emily Claire (University of Waterloo, 2012-09-28)
      Play is inarguably an important part of human development. Through play, children as young as three years of age learn social skills and values that will form the foundation of their development in to adult life. Children ...
    • On [Re]building Downtown: Design Framework for the Core Area 

      Tsolov, Pavel (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-22)
      Rapid condominium development in Toronto is consuming large areas of the ground plane in prominent corridors of the downtown core. This is the most popular development practice for Mixed-Use land use in Toronto. It is ...
    • On Chinese Architecture 

      Chiu, Calvin (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      From the four-thousand-year obsession with timber structures to the radical fascination of steel and glass in recent decades, in a Westerner's eye, Chinese architecture evolves either too slow or too fast. The current ...
    • On Luxury 

      Ng, Angie (University of Waterloo, 2010-09-29)
      Indulgent and desirable, luxury both boasts and seduces. Luxury is an elaboration on the essential, manifest in forms of etiquette and exclusion. Films index both reality and fantasy. They reflect, denounce, and ...
    • On Making 

      Ng, Melissa (University of Waterloo, 2014-01-23)
      Grasping the wooden handle of a dozukime saw with both hands, I make a rip-cut into a block of eastern white pine, leaving behind a 1/64-inch wide kerf. I am cutting a dovetail: a wood joint developed over five-thousand ...
    • On Reading, Anxiety and Water: A Sanatorium on the Toronto Portlands 

      Foo, Shelton (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      The thesis is comprised of three essays and a design project of a fictional sanatorium and attached public park for the Toronto Portlands. The project basically pursues a sense of architectural place that is most clearly ...
    • On Resurfacing: A Case for a Cultural Renaissance 

      Huang, Angelito Junior (University of Waterloo, 2013-01-25)
      Globalization and the advancement of technology have made the world smaller. Boundaries that define nations and nationalities have blurred and the resulting sense of displacement has undermined assumptions of identity and ...
    • On the Border: an architectural inquiry into the sacred and quotidian 

      Nicholas-Schmidt, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2009-05-19)
      Even in our secular age, the sacred continues to be a powerful cognitive space in the landscape of the imagination. I am a Roman Catholic and amongst those who struggle to exist both in the structured universe of the sacred, ...
    • On the Border: Antagonistic Architectures | Evanescent Territories 

      Neill, Shane Walker (University of Waterloo, 2014-09-04)
      The Northern Pass | El Paso del Norte spills through the narrow Rio Grande Valley that separates the southern most extent of the Rocky Mountains from the Sierra Madres, dividing the bi-national metropolis of El Paso, Texas ...
    • On the Path to Material Re-Use: Navigating the complexity of material sustainability for architectural practice 

      Beznogova, Anna (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-20)
      The aim of this thesis was to understand how to define sustainability holistically, and how architecture can contribute to holistic sustainability by way of its material form. I conducted a literature review of definitions ...
    • On The Precipice Of Change 

      Kubacki, Marta (University of Waterloo, 2014-09-18)
      Situated centrally, two blocks north of People’s Square, in Zhabei District of Shanghai, China, Sihang Warehouse is a place steeped in time. In 1937, during the Sino-Japanese War, when this building was still one of ...
    • On the Verge: Activating Public Space in the Periphery 

      Young, Alana (University of Waterloo, 2009-06-19)
      This thesis examines the suburban verge’s latent potential as an alternative public space. It is located between the boundaries of private properties and public streets, where territorial boundaries and ownership are ...


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