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    • 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 ...
    • On Walking 

      Neault, Sarah Michelle (University of Waterloo, 2010-12-03)
      Imagine the anatomy of architecture as a complex system, where the form is the result of generative processes, the material properties of the components, and their patterns of assembly. Within this paradigm, surface is ...
    • On Yonge Street 

      Kalfakis, Eleftheria (University of Waterloo, 2010-08-26)
      Yonge Street is a unique urban resource for the City of Toronto. It acts as the central nervous system uniting local, suburban and out-of-town populations with both surface and underground networks. It has transformed to ...
    • One Hand Occupies the Void 

      Lam, Tsz Wai Eveline (University of Waterloo, 2017-06-15)
      The interconnected nature of void and matter and form is implied in architecture, but rarely explicitly expressed. Since the void is neither form nor material, it is difficult to define, but it occupies a critical role in ...
    • Oneiric Hut 

      Guy, Adam Gabriel (University of Waterloo, 2013-04-30)
      I set out to learn something basic about architecture, something foundational on which to situate the conceptual and rhetorical exercises played within the studio. In settings both academic and professional I had been ...
    • 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 ...


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