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    • 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, ...

      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 ...
    • Portable Post-Disaster Home 

      Dialameh, Marieh (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-23)
      According to the United Nations statistics, since 2008, an average of 26.4 million people have been displaced per year because of natural disasters. In other words, one person loses his/her home every second. This is ...
    • A Portrait of Porta Portese 

      Yang, Amy Ya-Chih (University of Waterloo, 2009-04-30)
      This thesis investigates an informally self-organized street market, Porta Portese, in Rome, Italy. As a response to the contemporary phenomenon of migration, of people and goods, Porta Portese reflects the city’s evolving ...
    • Portraits from the State Mental Hospitals 

      Poon, Victor (University of Waterloo, 2018-12-12)
      The thesis is a short book of fifty sketches. I felt I threw out a significant amount of other material – plans, sketchup models, physical models, and photographs. Many people I had shown my work to were uninterested in ...
    • Portraits of a Landscape & The Trouble With Eden 

      Sorbara, ginger (University of Waterloo, 2007-10-29)
      If there was ever a question about the subject of this work, I had only to return to the landscape. There was a strangness, a newness, an inevitability to those urban spaces around the city that insisted on my attention. ...
    • (Post)Colonial Tectonics: reflections on relations in Indigenous spatial practice between the Beautiful Waters and Willow River 

      Kogan, Anton (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-29)
      I find myself studying architecture in Cambridge, Ontario, a settler on lands stewarded by the Neutral, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples for countless generations, on a tract following the Grand River (or Willow ...
    • Post-Oil +15: Designing an "Urban Campus" in Downtown Calgary 

      Chow, Jacqueline (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-20)
      Calgary, Alberta is a city that is economically dependent on the petroleum industry. The inevitable boom and bust cycle surrounding the petroleum industry frequently disrupts Calgary’s socioeconomic health. Since the ...
    • Power, Architecture, Transition: Creating a Safe Space for Victims of Domestic Violence. 

      Semenova, Natalia (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-22)
      This thesis examines issues of poverty and homelessness in Toronto, specifically focusing on the needs of women and children who are the most vulnerable group and are homeless as a result of being victims of domestic ...
    • Prairie Fabric: Architectural Intensification in Saskatoon 

      Hepworth, Logan (University of Waterloo, 2011-10-05)
      The residential fabric has the capacity and role to interpret and employ the identity, priorities, values and aspirations of a society into physical manifestations of the built environment. To this effect, the residential ...
    • PRELOADING : A Transformative Approach to Flood Preparation and Relief 

      Zhang, Anqi (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-23)
      For islands and coastal cities, the body of water that nourishes the land can easily become a leading source of threat. Natural disasters are mostly unpredictable and often have devastating impact on life and property. ...
    • A Present Absence 

      Berry, Stefan (University of Waterloo, 2017-06-14)
      For the last ten years I have travelled with my camera out on the roads of the Canadian prairies, usually for a few days at a time, up and down stretches of highways, grids, and back roads, stopping to investigate whatever ...
    • Prince Edward County in the 21st Century 

      Breckon, Keturah (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-23)
      In recent years, Prince Edward County has gained wide-spread attention for the unique experience it offers. Articles published by media outlets in Toronto, Ottawa and Montréal have directed a large urban population to the ...
    • Projet-Aboiteaux-Project 

      Arseneault, Andre (University of Waterloo, 2012-02-21)
      This thesis is about the journey of an Acadian “architect” discovering the essence of his homeland in Caribou Harbour, Nova Scotia. This thesis is a way of contributing back to the Acadian community and honouring the Acadian ...
    • Promoting Engagement and Interaction in Rural Communities: A proposal for the revitalization of Wetaskiwin, Alberta 

      Speth, Kristin (University of Waterloo, 2009-09-09)
      This thesis focuses on Canadian Prairie communities and how architecture plays a role in promoting community engagement and interaction. The ideal components of a healthy rural town include its identity, sense of community ...
    • Pros+Tithenai // In Addition to Place 

      O'Shea, Kristal (University of Waterloo, 2013-04-26)
      The human being may no longer be reduced to the bounds of organic matter. An organism – a life form constructed from interdependent components that maintain various vital processes – may now reach beyond the limits of ...
    • The Prosthetic Imagination: Meditations on Virtual Space and Experience of the Single Player Computer Role Playing Games 

      Taylor, Michael David Brian (University of Waterloo, 2011-04-26)
      Today’s video game players sit in front of their screens immersing themselves within the fictional environment of the video game. They connect their physical self to the game-controller and their cerebral self to the ...
    • Prosthetic Landscapes: Reclaiming the Iraqi marshes 

      Ghazal, Ammar (University of Waterloo, 2019-10-22)
      Hidden within the sands of the middle eastern desert, there lies a vast aging Petropolis, occupying territories in southern Iraq through the injection of infrastructure such as mechanical drills and mobile machinery. The ...
    • Provocation of the Non-Place [A Place for Alienation] 

      Rudzik, Ewa (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-17)
      The “non-place” is a term used by author Marc Augé to describe a place that is itself not a destination but rather a place of everyday passing, a place of being in-between in which he critically claims we experience ...


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