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    • 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 ...
    • PTAF Polygon Tessellation to Approximate Frame. A Method for the Design and Analysis of Complex Frames 

      Mui, Richard (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-23)
      Complex frames are difficult to model because there are so many elements and redundant load paths. In order to explore the realm of complex frames, there needs to be a technique for approximate modelling to allow for rapid ...
    • The Public Space of LRT Boulevards: The Waterloo Region ION Corridor as an Urban Place 

      Radcliffe, Sara (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-22)
      In 2018, the ION transit corridor will begin the process of linking the Tricities – Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge – into a linear metropolitan area, which will offer many economic and infrastructural development ...
    • Public Spaces of Tehran; Official Repression, Subversive Alternative 

      Fiuzie, Tania (University of Waterloo, 2013-05-21)
      The idea of democracy, in Western societies is inseparable from the public space. As an accessible space for all, public space provides a realm for everyday activities, social interaction, communication, and the practice ...
    • Pulsing Territories, Perpetual Frontiers 

      Mahtani, Nashin Kelash (University of Waterloo, 2015-08-11)
      The construction of the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali in 1969 facilitated the birth of mass tourism on the island, as well as an increasing concentration of tourist-centered developments. As the tourism industry ...
    • R.A.M: Remote Arctic Memory 

      Manchanda, Karan (University of Waterloo, 2015-09-22)
      The modern world is defined by networks. One network, specifically, has become the core component in how our societies function; the Internet. While the Internet may seem ubiquitous, seamless, and imperceptible, it is only ...
    • Raising Islands 

      Knight, Christopher James Snazel (University of Waterloo, 2012-05-18)
      In an era of dawning anthropogenic climate change, people of atoll nations face grievous threats to their future. Rising sea levels, warming oceans, and changing weather patterns conspire with economic isolation, rapidly ...
    • Rammed Earth: Adaptations to Urban Toronto. 

      Cautius, Cassandra (University of Waterloo, 2014-09-12)
      Rammed earth is an ancient and imperishable material-process. Traditionally associated with rural construction and underdeveloped settings, the material has begun to enter the modern vernacular. While its use is not yet ...
    • (Re)Connect: Architecture and the Senses 

      Snyder, Elyse (University of Waterloo, 2013-06-19)
      I live in a society where a state of multi-tasking and over-stimulation is common. I am inundated with excessive information and seemingly addicted to distraction. My love affair with hi speed digital devices devours all ...
    • Re-Imagining Concrete: A Material First Design Approach 

      Wang, Nathan (University of Waterloo, 2019-10-15)
      This thesis asks the question: “What if we began the creative process of design with material?” In an age where digital images dominate the design process, architecture’s main medium of expression remains through matter. ...
    • Re-imagining the Compound: Regeneration of Block Urbanism in Seoul 

      Seo, Kyeng Wan (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-19)
      South Korea is a country where the national landscape is dominated by endless horizon of high-rise apartment blocks. This is especially true in the capital city of Seoul, where about half of the country’s population currently ...
    • Re-Territorializing Park-Monument of The Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship 

      Nikolova, Roksena (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-29)
      The silhouettes of colossal Soviet monuments in Bulgaria shaped the landscape of the nation, both physically, and metaphorically. Many remain abandoned, some have been removed, a few modified, but their controversy remains ...
    • Re-Visioning Sustainable Urban Housing in2020, the year of perfect vision 

      Arvai, James (University of Waterloo, 2009-02-17)
      Civilization’s vantage point has shifted with advances in technology from an eye-level view of the horizon to a bird’s eye view from a plane, to a planet-wide view from space. This relatively new global view is now the ...
    • Re:Generation – A Model For Age-Inclusive Care 

      Chan, Ho Wa Esther (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-27)
      The Canadian population is aging. Seniors are becoming the fastest growing age group as a result of the aging of the baby boom generation, and a lowered fertility rate and an increase in life expectancy in the millennial ...
    • Re:Linking Lachine 

      Cascella, Mark Oscar (University of Waterloo, 2010-11-01)
      Since the undertaking of urban planning as a prescriptive discipline, landscape projects have demonstrated their ability to integrate valuable cultural spaces with the construction of complex infrastructural systems, ...
    • The Reading Room: Revitalizing Andrew Carnegie's Vision for the Public Library 

      Black, Katelynn Marie (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-25)
      At the turn of the 20th century, Andrew Carnegie, the richest man in America, was transforming society through the endowment of thousands of free public library buildings to communities around the world. Carnegie conceived ...
    • Real Mixed Use: Combining Living and Production on Underused Historic Industrial Sites to Resist Gentrification 

      Cartwright, Brianna Aerin Elise (University of Waterloo, 2018-10-19)
      Changing economic conditions and production requirements have caused manufacturing and other secondary industries to move away from the urban core of mid-sized cities in Southern Ontario, such as London, Hamilton, and ...
    • Reanimation: Redefining the Urban Network in St James Town, Toronto 

      Fan, Raymond (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-22)
      Urban intensification in the city of Toronto during the 1960s draws from the essential idea – “Tower in the Park”, a concept that we now recognize as pervasively problematic. These neighbourhoods are flooded with criticism ...

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