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    • rePublic: Examining & reestablishing the public role of the city hall 

      Rand, Spencer (University of Waterloo, 2010-04-29)
      City halls have long been regarded as the social, organizational, perceptual and physical centers of cities. A successful city can be recognized by the success of its city hall. As a city develops, so must its city hall. Over ...
    • The Residue of Flight: Investigations Into the Life of Matter 

      Strobel, Sebastian (University of Waterloo, 2013-12-23)
      This thesis is a journey that unfolds alongside the transformations of a river during springtime. Moods and movements captured by Ted Hughes in his poem Stump Pool in April inspire a series of explorations that set out to ...
    • Rethinking Bibi-Heybat: Birth, death, rebirth of Baku's oil field 

      Aslan, Emir (University of Waterloo, 2013-05-24)
      Large urban parks are extensive landscapes that are integral to the fabric of the cities in which they are situated. They offer diverse recreational outdoor spaces to fulfill experiential needs and to help consolidate the ...
    • Rethinking the Smart City: Interventions for a Post-Digital Age 

      Maleszyk, Justyna (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-19)
      The term Smart City is quickly gaining traction, as it spreads across global cities in a series of urban initiatives. When depicted in mass media, Smart City developments are often portrayed as idealistic technological ...
    • Retrofitting Suburbia: A Move Towards Multigenerational Living 

      Sin, Hollie (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-22)
      Multigenerational living has become an increasingly popular option in the midst of an impossible housing market and towering costs of living. As trends of multigenerational living intensify, most existing housing developments ...
    • Returning Wilderness: Centre for Environmental Education 

      Khan, Snober (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-21)
      We live in a time when much of the natural world is lost in the wake of human agency. No place on earth today remains untouched by human influence. This thesis is an attempt to find wilderness in the Anthropocene. To ...
    • Reverse Block Mall - Collectivization as Strategy Against Spatial Monopolization in Toronto 

      Lee, Minwoo (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-09)
      Amidst an unprecedented pace of high-rise developments along Toronto’s main streets, the issue of homogenization of the urban environment has been approached mainly from the perspective of architectural design. Accordingly, ...
    • A Revetment 

      Khorashahi, Fariba (University of Waterloo, 2013-04-05)
      Historically, in Iran, ornament was an integral part of architecture and considered a valuable part of built form. However, in time the use of ornament suffered from the decline of figural articulation in architecture, and ...
    • REvision 2020: Redefining Public Works in New York City’s Sixth Borough 

      Elderhorst, Kyle (University of Waterloo, 2013-04-29)
      On March 14, 2011 the Bloomberg Administration unveiled New York City’s 10-year comprehensive waterfront plan entitled, “Vision 2020.” Though the document follows a long line of waterfront revitalization proposals, it ...
    • Revisiting To-Morrow: A Contemporary Interpretation of Ebenezer Howard's Celebrated Garden City Model 

      Brown, Elissa (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-20)
      In his essay, “The Garden City Idea and Modern Planning,” Lewis Mumford heralds the Garden City as the single most influential planning document of the twentieth century.[1] Rooted in the romantic socialist tradition, ...
    • Revitalization of the Walled City of Delhi, Shahjahanabad: Incremental Urban Development Mediated through an Urban Design Framework 

      Garg, Shreya (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-25)
      Shahjahanabad, the historic center of Delhi, built in 1638, offers an old-world charm that fosters a culturally rich community. Also known as Old Delhi, the hustling streets, the vibrancy of the old city life and the people ...
    • Revitalizing Suburbia: Build Integrated Communities 

      Lei, Connie (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-20)
      Urbanization has dragged workers to the city center day after day, to get to and from work for the last century. The intervention of the hub enacts as an alternative to urbanization of the city, allowing neighbourhoods ...
    • Revitalizing The Sunset Strip: Learning from Rock 'n' Roll on Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard 

      Malott, Kelsey Nicole (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-01)
      Since the set-up of major motion-picture productions, Los Angeles County has been regarded as the entertainment capital, with West Hollywood at the forefront of the music industry. Beginning in the 1960s, a revitalized ...
    • REZONE AND REURBANIZE: Toronto’s Vulnerable Vernacular Urban Main Streets and Maintaining the City’s Local Culture 

      Maccari, Tegan (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-18)
      It is the position of this thesis that the large scale condominium (condo) market in the City of Toronto is reinforcing the eradication of Toronto’s vernacular fabric. There is a growing sense that this is leading to the ...
    • A Riparian Portal 

      Csonti, Miklos (University of Waterloo, 2012-05-09)
      Modernization and its conveniences have obscured our relationship with the natural environment. We no longer have to personally interact with nature when consuming its resources. Consequently, we lack direct feedback ...
    • Rise of the Dual Platform Citizens 

      Kim, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-30)
      The thesis research topic came from a simple question: what is the role of the architect in the future? As I watched the world become enchanted with making everything become “online,” I wondered what all this meant for ...
    • The River is for Washing Carpets 

      Lakhani, Safira (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-25)
      Contemporary peacebuilding, notably as it is practiced in Afghanistan, consistently fails to address local needs in favour of international priorities for global security. Despite the significant presence of foreign ...
    • Robotic stacking: structurally informed free-form timber structure system using standard and non-standard components 

      Falamarzi Khanehzenyani, Zahra (University of Waterloo, 2020-04-30)
      This thesis is based on the hypothesis that the synchronization of digital design and robotic fabrication can result in new architectural possibilities. The research investigates differentiation and variability in the ...
    • Rural Bogotá: Inhabiting Colombia's Asymmetrical Territory 

      Lopez Cerquera, Diana Alexandra (University of Waterloo, 2017-12-19)
      Throughout the twentieth century, rural Colombia experienced a series of forces which acted as catalysts for the inequalities found within the territory and instigated the agrarian and armed conflicts – two national crisis ...
    • Salvage Montage 

      da Silva, Catia Marisa Costa (University of Waterloo, 2009-09-09)
      This thesis proposes a reinterpretation of assumptions towards material value. It is a positive argument in favour of adaptive re-use, not only as a means to divert waste but also as encouragement to reconsider our current ...


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