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    • A New Role for Student Housing: Revitalizing a Mid-Sized City Core 

      Bowman, Katherine (University of Waterloo, 2008-01-21)
      Of the many urban revitalization strategies currently being implemented, one in particular is gaining in popularity. The revitalizing tactic of establishing a satellite University campus within the heart of a mid-sized ...
    • New Ruins: The Decline and Regeneration of Council Housing 

      Greer, Quinn Lucas (University of Waterloo, 2016-10-11)
      The thesis explores the emergence, decline, and regeneration of council housing in the United Kingdom, and specifically London. It presents a conception of housing as a commodity derived from Arjun Appadurai’s The Social ...
    • A New Wilderness Lookout: Reimagining the Fire Lookout for Ecological Stewardship and Community Engagement 

      Jones, Justin (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-02)
      Canada is steward to 10% of the worlds’ forests. They play a global role in producing oxygen and sequestering carbon. Nationally timber is a major industry that is an integral part of Canada’s economic strategies. Climate ...
    • The Newfoundland Root Cellar: Adapting Passive Strategies for the New Corner Store 

      Slaney, Madeleine (University of Waterloo, 2020-07-02)
      Since the re-settlement programs and the cod moratorium in Newfoundland, rural residents have migrated en masse to urban areas. As they move to cities, their connection to food production is diminished as farms are abandoned ...
    • Next Babylon: A Virtual Cartography of Utopia 

      Hofmann, Evelyn (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-16)
      Migration is one of the defining issues of our time. Over the duration of writing this thesis, the total population of forcibly displaced people has increased from 65 million to more than 70 million people worldwide.[i] ...
    • Niagara Prospects 

      Wong, Johnathan (University of Waterloo, 2009-07-30)
      This thesis proposes a fresh engagement with the idea of the archaic as a means to recover and replenish some of the lost vitality suffered during what William Barrett characterized the modern period as “the gigantic ...
    • No Common Ground: Atlas of Resistance and Control During the 2010 Toronto G20 Summit 

      Schwartzkopf, Kathryn (University of Waterloo, 2015-01-22)
      Architecture and legislation describe the spaces of the city, and the activities they contain. ‘Security’ can dislodge this public space. This is especially true during gatherings of global leaders within major cities. The ...
    • NO MAN'S LAND: deconstructing the company camp in Canada's Oil Sands 

      Strong, James (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-08)
      For nearly fifty years, commercial development in the Canadian Oil Sands has been the generator of a population explosion in northern Alberta. Oil sector workers seeking stable employment and high wages have been drawn ...
    • No Man's Land: The American military landscape as the new American park 

      Guo, Emily (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-21)
      Military landscapes are seldom seen as ecologically diverse territories, full of life. Yet, there is growing evidence that these volatile lands are finding a second life as animal refuges, born out of necessity under the ...
    • 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 ...

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