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    • Open Territory 

      Malka, Daniel Jakob (University of Waterloo, 2015-03-05)
      Territory, as an incipient design setting, is progressively displacing conventional notions of site within design research and practice, and, with this, the design professions are increasingly exploring their agency as ...
    • Opportunity in Absence: Activating Vacant Space in The Temporary City 

      Fish, Zachary Christensen (University of Waterloo, 2015-09-24)
      The vacant buildings in Cambridge await new uses as traditional commercial activity has shifted to the sprawl that defines the landscape between the city’s historic cores. Downtown businesses have been replaced by big-box ...
    • Optimizing Structure: An Investigation into Lightweight Structures 

      Jensen, Kyle (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-13)
      This thesis investigates how to reduce the raw materials invested in a building, specifically in the structural aspect of its construction, and in so doing decrease the embodied energy required to build a structure. Geometric ...
    • The Other 90%: Infrastructural Components for the Masses, Port-au-Prince, Haiti 

      Towell, Jessie (University of Waterloo, 2013-01-23)
      Port-au-Prince, Haiti, along with many dense cities in developing countries, are stifled by their rudimentary, undersized and poorly maintained waste, water and sanitation infrastructural systems. Port-au-Prince is a city ...
    • The Other Place: Building A Retreat Of One's Own 

      Benninger, Brock (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-17)
      How is one to ground themselves in an increasingly virtual and abstract world? The Other Place offers a complementary environment to daily life. Here one can establish the necessary critical distance from the conditions ...
    • Our Last Home: Designing for Care at the End of Life 

      Lam, Andrea Wing-San (University of Waterloo, 2013-02-15)
      In the last fifty years, hospice palliative care has changed the modern understanding of dying. Rather than focusing on death, it promotes the facilitation of optimizing life for patients whose conditions have worsened ...
    • The Overnight City. Future Explorations of Density and Population Growth in a Diminishing World 

      Malboeuf, Eric (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-25)
      Land is our planet’s scarcest resource. With all the combined advances in our civilizations and their respective technologies, we have yet as a society to fully understand our precarious situation ...
    • Packing: An Architect's Guide 

      Lacalamita, Andrea (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-19)
      A study of packing constructs a critique of the everyday: a dialogue between chaos and order, surface and area, interior and exterior, gravity and lightness. In search of tangible expression of the spatial processes I ...
    • Parametric Design: An Implementation of Bentley Systems Generative Components 

      Cichy, Mark Andrew (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      This thesis addresses the need for flexible parametric design tools. It focuses on the implementation of a particular tool, Bentley Systems' Generative Components, by exploring features, strengths and weaknesses, and ...
    • The Parametric Facade: Optimization in Architecture through a Synthesis of Design, Analysis and Fabrication 

      Graham, Peter C. (University of Waterloo, 2012-01-25)
      Modular building systems that use only prefabricated parts, sometimes known as building “kits”, first emerged in the 1830s and 1840s in the form of glass and iron roof systems for urban transportation and distribution ...
    • The Parkdale Public Library is for Us 

      Siu, Alexandra (University of Waterloo, 2019-07-31)
      The Parkdale Public Library in Toronto is an illustration of what remains of democracy today. While government is deeming libraries irrelevant with their funding cuts, and privatized cafes are taking over as ‘public’ ...
    • PART TEN: A Case for Increased Regulation of Relocatable Buildings in the Province of Ontario 

      Jackson, Natalie (University of Waterloo, 2015-08-04)
      Abstract: This thesis addresses the role that building regulations and codes have in shaping the way that the pre- fabricated building industry designs, manufactures and installs Relocatable Buildings (RB) used within ...
    • A Path Home 

      Vaid, Ajinderjeet Kaur (University of Waterloo, 2006-12-06)
      With the shift in perspective from temporary to permanent residence in this country, Sikhs are caught in between two polar ends of homeland and diaspora. This thesis attempts to illuminate a third – a universal permanence ...
    • The Path Less Taken: the Intersection of Narratives and the Icelandic Landscape 

      Dingley, Michelle (University of Waterloo, 2020-04-27)
      Of the many lenses through which the value of landscape is evaluated, the lens most prevalently used is profitability. This thesis rejects that simplistic view and instead offers an alternative: evaluating a landscape via ...
    • The People's Cart "One Country, Two Systems; One Public Space, Two Ideologies; One Public Sphere, Two Perspectives" 

      Li, Kwan Hang Karen (University of Waterloo, 2014-12-16)
      In 1842, China signed a treaty that leased Hong Kong to Great Britain for 99 years as a result of China’s loss in the Opium War and its trading of tea for opium. This agreement changed the fate and destiny of the Chinese ...
    • People, Flour, Water, Salt: Bread and Community in Urban Public Space 

      Piotrowski, Michelle (University of Waterloo, 2019-06-25)
      People, Flour, Water, Salt is a proposal for re-thinking the ways in which we connect to and learn from one another in urban public space. Bread is a staple food and cultural artifact, and its production exemplifies the ...
    • The Periscope and The Labyrinth 

      Swain, James (University of Waterloo, 2009-10-05)
      The Periscope and the Labyrinth is an investigation into cultural identity, consciousness and landscape rooted in the body’s experience of the city. The modern phenomenon of flânerie is used as a means of examining vari- ...
    • Perpetuating Spadina Avenue: Conceptualizing the Creative Milieu 

      Cheung, Jessica Wing-Sze (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-25)
      This thesis begins with Toronto’s Spadina Avenue. Admiration for its social and cultural past and present contrasts with its seemingly inevitable future; ethnically charged sections of the avenue will succumb to real estate ...
    • Phantom Limb 

      Wang, Deborah (University of Waterloo, 2015-04-13)
      The living interact with the dead. We live in a funerary landscape that surrounds us, that is inside us. We fold memories of the dead into the space of the living. We embrace death, even while we turn away from it. ...
    • Piers, Bridges and Sheds: An architectural response to changing rural geographies and resortscapes (The case of Thornbury, Ontario) 

      Lu, Rebecca (University of Waterloo, 2011-10-31)
      Mass tourism is a critical agent of change, with a proven capacity of forging new landscapes and thoroughly modifying the internal structure of a community. Thornbury, a rural settlement located in South-western Ontario, ...

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