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    • Skyfarming 

      Graff, Gordon James (University of Waterloo, 2012-03-15)
      Food production is unquestionably the most important industry to the well being of humanity. Unfortunately, it is also the industry that best exemplifies our species’ destructive impact on the rest of the Earth’s ecology. ...
    • The Small-er House Design Scheme 

      Bourget, Elie (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-30)
      There is a conflict taking place between regional and community interests. This tension is nothing new. Often times this conflict is borne out of urban renewal schemes and major infrastructure interventions in core ...
    • Smart Aging: How Smart Materials in Architecture Can Respond to Changing User Needs 

      Cho, Ye Sul (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-04)
      As smart materials and digital fabrication technologies advance in architecture, environments can increasingly respond and interact with their users. One area of interest is the development of habitats that respond and ...
    • The Sockeye Special: Reimagining the Arbutus Corridor for a Resilient Vancouver 

      Girard, Graham (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-22)
      An underutilized ribbon of land cuts through the urban fabric of Vancouver, British Columbia. Known as the Arbutus Corridor, it is the right of way for a rail line that once connected industry on opposite sides of the city. ...
    • Sonority in Architecture 

      Chan, Yiu-Bun (University of Waterloo, 2010-01-13)
      Situated between music and architecture, this thesis explores the notation, design, and performance of sound space. In the middle of the twentieth century, composers began to include spatial directives in their musical ...
    • Space Between Lines: Diagrammatic Architecture and 3D Printing 

      Kim, Sung-Jun (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-21)
      All forms of communication require a medium to translate abstract thoughts from the mind to an observable and measurable artifact. Whether it is through body movement, vocalization, drawing, making, or multimedia, all ideas ...
    • Spacebook: Networked Public Places in the Personalized Metropolis 

      van Leur, Tristan (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-06)
      Today’s society is more connected than ever; we have constant access to information, to communication, and to various forms of social media. Ubiquitous mobile computing has significantly changed the public realm in a way ...
    • Spaces for Economic Diversity 

      Zhang, Yuxun Emmeily (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-28)
      The discipline of architecture operates within the organizing structure of the economy and is directly influenced by its flows and cycles. The fabric of the city is often a product of profit-pursuing goals, resulting in ...
    • Spaces of Production: From the Industrial to the Virtual City 

      Suen, Victoria (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-18)
      In the industrial city, capitalist ownership over the means of production: land, buildings, tools, technology and knowledge, enabled the centralization, control and exploitation of the working class. Monetary exchange, ...
    • Spiking the Line: A Megaregional Growth Plan for the Windsor/Quebec Corridor 

      Clark, Adam (University of Waterloo, 2010-01-22)
      In a truly global context, the contemporary urban landscape is changing dramatically. The megaregion has emerged as the primary scale of economic development and the home of the world’s wealth, innovation and progress. ...
    • Sprezzatura 

      Tang, Dennis (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-18)
      This is a catalogue of seductive experiences in architecture. Seductive building creates enrichment and invitation for exploration. In my experience working with architectural design, many projects lack choreography. This ...
    • The Squaring of the Circle: The Body According to Vitruvius – not daVinci 

      Pasini, Carlo Luigi (University of Waterloo, 2019-02-07)
      An excerpt from a literary work of Classical literature is rendered in a self-directed manner. The literary passage in question is a description that was given at the turn of the current era by the architect, Vitruvius, ...
    • St. Catharines Terroir 

      Trussell, Michael Ryan (University of Waterloo, 2010-01-21)
      This thesis is set in St. Catharines Ontario, a mid-sized city of 132,000 people, situated in the heart of the Niagara Region. Once a thriving manufacturing centre, St. Catharines has experienced two decades of traumatic ...
    • States of Dependency: Infrastructures of the Common 

      Brill, Kyle (University of Waterloo, 2016-02-01)
      The thesis States of Dependency is concerned with exploring architectures relationship to socio-political and ethnographic conflict within Jerusalem. As a city of incredible political and national importance to both Israelis ...
    • Steeltown Distilled: Extracting Hamilton's Latent Energies 

      McCallum, Derek (University of Waterloo, 2010-05-10)
      For one hundred years, the mighty blast furnaces of Stelco have burned, melted, and forged the identity of Hamilton, Ontario, into the epitomic Steeltown of Canada. Now US Steel Canada, its recently announced closure has ...
    • Step into the Void: A Study of Spatial Perception in Virtual Reality 

      Tang, Ronald (University of Waterloo, 2019-02-13)
      The introduction of virtual reality (VR) into the architectural profession offers an unprecedented opportunity to experience unbuilt designs at full scale. The premise of the technology is that it gives users the illusion ...
    • Still Wandering: Tales from the Diaspora 

      Rosen, Danielle (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-21)
      As human beings, we are compelled to establish relationships and develop communities; we practice finding meaning in these things. However, no matter how much effort goes into their creation, and no matter how rich they ...
    • Stochastic Lattice | A Generative Design Tool for Material Conscious Free Form Timber Surface Architecture 

      Schmid, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2012-05-16)
      This thesis attempts to resolve the contradictory relationship between the ecological merits of wood construction and the significant material intensity of recent free form timber surface structures. The building industry ...
    • Stories of House & Fire 

      Jakab, Timea (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-12)
      For Gottfried Semper fire was the “first and most important, the moral element of architecture.” The symbol of the soul of the city and of the house, it has become a fundamental element in the rituals of urban and domestic ...
    • The Story of the Hands: On Earth and Community 

      Taghipoor, Alireza (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-23)
      The phenomenon that the universalization of the urban (and rural) form has disadvantaged many Iranian cities and villages of a sense of place, culture, and identity, is not a very recent one. Neither is it a novel understanding ...

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