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    • Manufacturing Distinction: Gaining access to Mass Customization in the Production of Architecture 

      Pentesco, William (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-02)
      Contemporary architecture often finds itself challenging the physical constraints of the previous era and typically aims to be one of a kind. This thesis views architecture as the accumulation of design and construction ...
    • The Parkdale Public Library is for Us 

      Siu, Alexandra (University of Waterloo, 2019-07-31)
      The Parkdale Public Library in Toronto is an illustration of what remains of democracy today. While government is deeming libraries irrelevant with their funding cuts, and privatized cafes are taking over as ‘public’ ...
    • Chipping, Shredding and Layering – Experiments in Geological Design Thinking 

      Wright, Morgan (University of Waterloo, 2019-07-18)
      In the recent history of the earth, the last 200 years specifically, human activity has changed the very stratigraphy of the planet. This is a direct result of industrialization at the turn of the 19th century, which was ...
    • People, Flour, Water, Salt: Bread and Community in Urban Public Space 

      Piotrowski, Michelle (University of Waterloo, 2019-06-25)
      People, Flour, Water, Salt is a proposal for re-thinking the ways in which we connect to and learn from one another in urban public space. Bread is a staple food and cultural artifact, and its production exemplifies the ...
    • Design Architecture in Virtual Reality 

      Sankar, Anisha (University of Waterloo, 2019-06-10)
      Architectural representation has newly been introduced to Virtual Reality (VR) technology, which provides architects with a medium to showcase unbuilt designs as immersive experiences. Designers can use specialized VR ...
    • Holes & Notches: Creating a Framework to Promote Agency for the Elderly in Baeksa Village 

      Lee, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2019-06-03)
      The demographic landscape of developed countries around the world is rapidly shifting. Populations are increasingly aging yet birthrates are declining. These changes are particularly pronounced in South Korea, where by ...
    • Tracings: Unraveling Home in the Diaspora 

      Dalla-Ali, Haneen (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-28)
      Tracings: Unraveling Home in the Diaspora presents works that contemplate the notion of home, post-migration. Inspired by my family’s journey from the Middle-East to Canada, the thesis examines ways in which the juxtaposition ...
    • 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 ...
    • Death and Memory: A Memorial and Museum for Euromaidan 

      Fraser, Mark (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-24)
      Memorials are a way of mending hardship through the commemoration of past events. They are a physical manifestation and expression of events, used as a way to come to terms ends. They also create an opportunity for ...
    • Changing Lanes: Taking Vancouver’s laneway housing from feeding speculation to an affordable ownership model under a Community Land Trust 

      Hexan, Marius Florin (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-24)
      Towards the end of 2017, after consultation with a series of reports, studies, and advisory groups, the Vancouver City Council has published the Housing Vancouver Strategy (2018-2027) and 3-Year Action Plan (2018-2020) ...
    • Mass Housing for New Moscow 

      Markin, Peter (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-23)
      This thesis explores the highrise housing development industry within Moscow's recently expanded borders, where a large volume of what is commonly understood to be an outdated Soviet-era product continues to be built. The ...
    • A Journey to Shora: Expressing the Architectural Environment Behind A Door into Ocean 

      Hassanzadegan, Parisa (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-23)
      This thesis seeks to express the architectural environment behind Joan Slonczewski’s 1986 science-fiction novel, A Door into Ocean. The novel describes a water-covered planet called Shora; its inhabitants, Sharers; 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 ...
    • Unsettling Ground: Studies on Building and Fluid Geology in Arviat, Nunavut 

      McMillan, Jason (University of Waterloo, 2019-04-26)
      Ground in the Canadian Arctic is continuously being shaped by the dramatic seasonal cycles of the environment, extreme weather and deep geological processes of glaciation and retreat. The stability of Northern ground is ...
    • Breaking Through the Monopoly City: A Game of Urban Agriculture Played Through Fissures in Industrial Urbanism 

      Martin, Alexandra (University of Waterloo, 2019-04-26)
      Games have been used throughout the world’s cultures to teach and influence ideas of urban space and planning while also arguing that in the future of sustainable cities architectural development of urban land should ...
    • Incremental Urban Intensification: Managing the Re-Urbanization of Toronto's Avenues 

      Barker, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2019-03-13)
      This thesis proposes facilitating the re-urbanization of Toronto’s avenues to support the future growth of Toronto. The current guidelines for avenues buildings set out in the Avenues and Mid-Rise Buildings Study is not ...
    • Courtyard Urbanism : A Model for North American Cities? 

      Bachetti, Peter (University of Waterloo, 2019-02-26)
      The courtyard has endured as one of the most widespread architectural forms, transcending regional, historical and cultural boundaries to mediate open and closed, inside and outside, social constraints and environmental ...
    • 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 ...
    • Syntagmatic Space: violent articulations through photography 

      Yuan, Wei (University of Waterloo, 2019-02-11)
      This thesis examines the ways images come to bear on us: in our position as viewers and in their capacity to articulate violence.
    • 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, ...

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