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    • 90 Minutes with the Machine 

      Ngai, Victoria (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-08)
      Cremation, or the incineration of human remains, unites two fundamental elements of human existence: fire and death. This unity is today facilitated by the cremator, a machine that burns bodies as efficiently as modern ...
    • The Architectural Parables of C.S. Lewis: The World Between Tangible and Transcendent 

      Bulos, Monica (University of Waterloo, 2024-01-23)
      Beloved and renown writer, C.S. Lewis, sees the world beyond its material construction and that its meaning is rooted in its spiritual significance. Beyond the curtain of physicality lies divine reality that transcends ...
    • 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 ...
    • Building a Parc de la langue française / Retracing my steps as a designer 

      Lasnier, Louis-Charles (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-26)
      In 1979, Québec artist Rober Racine wrote a 190-word text that would describe his idea for Le Parc de la langue française, a landscape where one could literally meander through the French language. Although some partial ...
    • The Caravan Citizens: Spatial resistance and resilience in the refugee camp of Za’atari - a Graphic Novel 

      Mazyad, Iynas (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-22)
      In the realm of refugeeism, camps can be perceived as places that sustain the lives of displaced humans, vulnerable environments that contain passive recipients, or territories of sovereign power that enforce state-sanctioned ...
    • The Children in “Orange” 

      Li, Yina (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-19)
      Behind an increasing rate of parental incarceration, the public is encountering a significant amount of the children of incarcerated parents. The children who experienced the imprisonment of parents become the hidden victims ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Double Edge of Ironic Architecture 

      Chen, Brian (University of Waterloo, 2020-04-21)
      During the postmodern era, which took place between the middle to the late 20th Century, irony became the predominant mode of cultural expression. This growth in the frequency and intensity of irony in culture has been ...
    • The Fading Village: An Archive of Exile and Errantry 

      Titizian, Zaven (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-19)
      Institutional archives—our hegemonic repositories of cultural memory—are in the midst of an identity crisis. They are no longer seen as neutral sites of knowledge retrieval, but rather as instruments of knowledge production. ...
    • Fault Traces: Civilian Architectural Responses in the Syrian Civil War 

      Ferwati, Omar (University of Waterloo, 2020-04-21)
      In the discourse of urban warfare, architecture normally has two roles: it is the object of destruction during fighting, and the object of reconstruction after conflict ends. There is little consideration for a third role ...
    • Flowing with the River 

      Elisa, Nicoletto (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-17)
      Carried by the flow of water, this thesis is a journey into rediscovering the power of the River to animate and give reason to urban life. Its purpose is to create an alternate reality that brings people back to the ...
    • Fragments of Sobriquet 

      Stines, Shanne Nathaniel (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-16)
      As exposited and demonstrated through the work and studies of sociologists Pierre Bourdieu, and Gary Stevens, among others, architects have traditionally represented but a small and demographically homogenous portion of ...
    • History of failure 

      Pepin, Marc-Antoine (University of Waterloo, 2017-06-16)
      The ability to project a virtual vision on the world and give it physical form sets the human apart. By shaping his surroundings at will, the human holds considerable power not only on the environment, but -on fellow humans ...
    • IF STONES COULD SPEAK Destruction, Preservation and Memory the case in Kosovo and Metohija 

      Milanovic, Mia (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-22)
      According to the International Center for Transitional Justice, 145 known churches and monasteries in the autonomous province of Kosovo and Metohija(KosMet)* were partially or completely damaged after the Kumanovo Agreement ...
    • Navigating Loss 

      Wu, Jane (University of Waterloo, 2022-06-08)
      This thesis explores the realm of death and loss through architecture. I question how architecture can facilitate a healing process beyond customary spaces like a cemetery, memorial, or temple, and how the raw emotions ...
    • Portraits from the State Mental Hospitals 

      Poon, Victor (University of Waterloo, 2018-12-12)
      The thesis is a short book of fifty sketches. I felt I threw out a significant amount of other material – plans, sketchup models, physical models, and photographs. Many people I had shown my work to were uninterested in ...
    • 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 ...
    • Singing and Making the Inflection 

      Xu, ZiCheng (University of Waterloo, 2016-06-17)
      In my left hand I hold a thin piece of scrap wood about the length of my forearm. In my right hand, a chisel-ground knife called a kiridashi. I push the knife into the wood, and I observe the shaving extend out and curl ...
    • 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, ...


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