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    • Assembly: A Revaluation of Public Space in Toronto 

      Kenniff, Thomas-Bernard (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      This thesis focuses on the problem of defining and designing public space in contemporary mass society. "Assembly" revaluates a cultural understanding of public space as the space of regulation, consumption and leisure, ...
    • The Atlas of Legal Fictions 

      Bernbaum, Piper (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-13)
      The Jewish Eruv is a defined physical area that symbolically extends the ‘home,’ beyond its walls and into the community. Purposefully built to be undetectable to the untrained eye, Eruvin are present, yet hidden, in the ...
    • Aural Landscape Composing an Urban Park 

      Gerstheimer, Geoffrey (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-15)
      As a culture, the Western World has placed a negative stigma on noise, which has lead to the disregard of the urban soundscape. Researchers have been studying and theorizing ways of understanding the urban sound environment ...
    • Autopsy: Redesigning Urban Transportation 

      Perkins, Gregory McKay (University of Waterloo, 2010-08-31)
      According to the United Nations’ report, State of World Population 2008, humankind has come to a turning point; more than 50% of the earth’s population now lives in urban centres. Along with considerations for housing, ...
    • The Average Best Solution: A Generative Design Tool for Multi-Objective Optimization of Free-Form Diagrid Structures 

      Misami Azad, Farzin (University of Waterloo, 2014-08-29)
      This research describes the generative modeling method implemented in an open-source program (Grasshopper) as a computational tool for performance evaluation and multi-objective optimization. It explores the initial steps ...
    • Awakening Beauty: Meaning in Contemporary Catholic Architecture 

      Quinn, Andrea (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-16)
      A Catholic church is unique among other places of worship because the space of a church forms the central place for the sacramental life of the Church, as Body of Christ, while also being an expression of it. With the ...
    • Beijing Underground 

      Wu, Rufina (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-17)
      This thesis investigates a unique type of migrant housing in Beijing: underground hostels retrofitted from civil air defence basements. The core of this study consists of field research conducted from 2005-2006. Personal ...
    • Being: At The Threshold 

      Di Giacomo, Joel Michael (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-21)
      What does it mean to have a transcendent experience, and what does architecture have to do with it? What is ineffable space? Philosphers such as Martin Heidegger and Gaston Bachelard would argue that a true, meaningful ...
    • Beni Atlas': An interface for the informal city 

      van Overbeeke, Elisabeth (University of Waterloo, 2015-06-16)
      A map is a chart or diagram that uses spatial relationships to communicate information. Through the medium of the map a desired goal can be impressed on people’s minds as a first step to changing the environment. The history ...
    • Between Indias 

      Panchapakesan, Charisma (University of Waterloo, 2011-01-10)
      Cultural identity today has become deterritorialized. As mass migration, mobility and interconnectivity between peoples and regions have increased, connections to geographical roots have loosened. People today are enmeshed ...
    • Between Technological Flesh and the Technological Field: A phenomenology of the domestic interior 

      Patterson, Duncan (University of Waterloo, 2010-01-22)
      Swift and radical technological change necessitates a re-appraisal of the phenomenology of the house. Canonical phenomenology often has been technologically averse and the phenomenological appraisal of the house, as offered ...
    • Between the Temporal and the Eternal Falls the Shadow 

      Moussaoui, Raja (University of Waterloo, 2011-01-19)
      This thesis is composed of a number of fragments, each revealing an aspect of the dynamic, complex and reciprocal relationship that we form with architecture. Architecture is brought to life through the animation of ...
    • Beyond Genius Loci: An Analysis of Architectural Design Strategies of Place 

      Popovic, Stela (University of Waterloo, 2016-02-17)
      This thesis explores the contributive role of the genius locus, or “spirit of place”, in the identity of cities and the production of meaningful places. The research addresses the analysis of genius loci as historical ...
    • Beyond Shelters: An Urban Based Model to Alleviate Homelessness 

      Ghazi-Zadeh, Soheil (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-16)
        The historic connection between homelessness and severe economic depression has disappeared as a shortage of affordable decent housing prevails even during periods of strong economic growth. New factors such as the ...
    • Beyond the Minimum: A Durable Emergency Shelter 

      Child, Jason (University of Waterloo, 2013-04-17)
      The number of states requiring humanitarian assistance after a disaster has doubled every decade since 1960. Extreme weather like flooding and violent storms associated with climate change are predicted to continue to ...
    • bicycle factory » a post-post-Fordist urban intervention 

      Yuan, Yajun (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-24)
      Cities were once filled with bicycles and factories—urban typologies now regarded as anachronistic elements of the landscape, as their relationship to the built environment evolved throughout the Industrial Revolution, ...
    • Bodies in Parallax: Reframing the Cultural Experience of Miami Beach 

      Azadeh, Amir (University of Waterloo, 2013-11-26)
      Parallax is integral to the conception of movement in modern architectural space. This research examines the role of architectural parallax in creating dynamic spaces that champion the primacy of perception to reinforce ...
    • Body and Mind Shaped by Built Form: Experiences of Borobudur 

      Nicoara, Georgiana (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-21)
      This thesis takes the form of a pilgrimage to the Buddhist temple of Borobudur in Indonesia to explore the relationship between spiritual practices and physical space, in particular analyses the relationships between ...
    • Body Builder 

      Yurga, Emre (University of Waterloo, 2010-01-25)
      My thesis is a critical essay thematically focused on the fate of the body in the postmodern condition. In this thesis a fundamental question is posed: What happens to the (postmodern) body under the double pressure of ...
    • The Break 

      Singh, Zubin K. (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-07)
      Through surfing man enters the domain of the wave, is contained by and participates in its broadcast, measures and is in turn measured, meets its rhythm and establishes his own, negotiates continuity and rupture. The ...


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