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    • 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, ...
    • Pilot Project: Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Rural Development 

      Kuehnle, Renee (University of Waterloo, 2013-09-20)
      The outport is in the midst of great change. Twenty years since the moratorium on cod fishing, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is experiencing rapid economic development in another industrial resource boom. While ...
    • A Place in the Grass 

      Nette, Lindsey (University of Waterloo, 2013-06-19)
      We reached the edge of that forgotten dock and jumped, arms raised, into knee-deep grass. We wore rubber boots, and carried a camera strung to a kite. The dock was the unfinished fragment of a bridge. After crossing a dried ...
    • Play 

      Rendely, Lisa Raquel (University of Waterloo, 2011-09-29)
      Adults in North American society lack the natural ability of children to play and explore their environments in a non-judgemental, non-programmed manner. The underlying theories of James Carse and Johan Huizinga examine ...
    • Plug-In City Outlets: Revisioning the Form of Urban Logistics 

      Shnier, Erin (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-06)
      In support of a modal shift towards rail for goods movement, a reconceptualization of urban and interurban mobility frameworks leads to the proposed infrastructural fitting for the urban periphery. Keller Easterling’s ...
    • The Poetics of Dwelling: China’s Courtyard Homes 

      Huang, Danqing (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-28)
      Dwelling is a notion that describes the feeling of returning home to utter belonging and calmness at the end of an endeavour. It is a notion that differentiates a mere shelter versus a home because we develop intimate ...
    • Poetics of Water 

      Shahed, Syeda Nadia Nahrin (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-27)
      Dhaka was built on the banks of the river Buriganga around 700 AD. Over the last 400 years, it has grown into one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Every year, Dhaka sees an influx of migrants, who move ...
    • Polis and Chora: Recalibrating Natural and Urban Harmony in Porto Rafti 

      Carydis, Christina (University of Waterloo, 2009-05-13)
      The landscape of Attica in Greece suffers rapidly progressing urban sprawl in a culture of over privatization. In the absence of proper legislation, corruption and poor implementation of existing laws, the consequences ...
    • Port Place Reconsidered: Genius Loci and the Renewal of Port Dalhousie 

      Mete, Hannah Elizabeth (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-15)
      Port Dalhousie, a neighbourhood of St. Catharines located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, has in recent years experienced an economic, cultural, and social decline. Once the northern terminus of the Welland Canal, ...
    • PORTA: THE LANGUAGE OF DOORS 

      Taravati, Golzar (University of Waterloo, 2008-11-14)
      In my master design studio, I was asked to imagine what I would say, what would be my story, if I was a door.This is the poem I wrote as an answer to this query: IF I WAS A DOOR Come closer; Let me tell you how ...

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