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    • Transforming Suburbia : The Networked Pedestrian Village of Bayview Hills 

      Cheung, Esther (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      The ubiquitous North American suburban model has created devastating challenges for successful community life in the twenty-first century. This thesis addresses those challenges through the transformation of the existing ...
    • On Reading, Anxiety and Water: A Sanatorium on the Toronto Portlands 

      Foo, Shelton (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      The thesis is comprised of three essays and a design project of a fictional sanatorium and attached public park for the Toronto Portlands. The project basically pursues a sense of architectural place that is most clearly ...
    • Suburban Rites of Passage: Building, Landscape, and the Mediation of Adolescent Aggression 

      Koutsoulias, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      This thesis questions contemporary society?s understanding and ability to deal with the universal instinct known as aggression. The investigation identifies the driving forces behind adolescent aggression and the myth ...
    • 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, ...
    • Architecture that Binds: A Place for Weddings and Funerals for a New Society 

      Lam, Yvonne Y.S. (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      Weddings and funerals are some of the most universally profound events of our lives. Both acts, however disparate, ultimately celebrate life. This thesis draws on themes of life and regeneration in its reading of a ...
    • The Causeway, the Landfill, and the River: shaping Moncton's Environs 

      Macleod, Michaela (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      The decommissioned Riverside Landfill, located on the Petitcodiac River in Moncton, New Brunswick, has been closed for over ten years. Lack of proper dumping and closure procedures has left the ground and the water ...
    • On Chinese Architecture 

      Chiu, Calvin (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      From the four-thousand-year obsession with timber structures to the radical fascination of steel and glass in recent decades, in a Westerner's eye, Chinese architecture evolves either too slow or too fast. The current ...
    • Dwelling In Motion: Reinterpreting Flinders Street Station as Urban Public Landscape 

      Ante, Kristi (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia currently serves a dual purpose, providing both a transient space that links the city to its suburban roots and creating a physical barrier between the city and its watercourse. ...
    • Parametric Design: An Implementation of Bentley Systems Generative Components 

      Cichy, Mark Andrew (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      This thesis addresses the need for flexible parametric design tools. It focuses on the implementation of a particular tool, Bentley Systems' Generative Components, by exploring features, strengths and weaknesses, and ...
    • Towards a Healthy Architecture. Lustica Peninsula 

      Cvetkovic, Sasa (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      This thesis attempts to create an architectural <em>vision</em> for the future <em>healthy evolution</em> of the Lu?tica peninsula, a very <em>potent</em> and <em>unique</em> site along the <em>Adriatic coast</em> in ...
    • Transforming the Gardiner Expressway: A Vision for Personal Rapid Transit in 2015 

      Li, Chloe (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      Urban infrastructure has long been regarded as the lifeblood to any city, essential to urban communities. A successful city cannot exist without a successful infrastructure, and as a city matures, its system must adapt. ...
    • Architecture in Search of Sensory Balance 

      Chang, Clementine (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      This thesis addresses the urgent need to awaken our numbed senses by means of haptic architecture. As today's technologies continue to hyper-stimulate and under-differentiate, it is architecture's obligation to resist ...
    • Execution of Architecture / Architecture of Execution or The Persistence of Collective Memory 

      Bateson, Anthony (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      "A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul. " ~Franz Kafka This thesis deals with a subject matter which may be considered by some to be undesirable and taboo; that is, the architecture of capital ...
    • Making the Child's World: Fostering Permanence 

      Cichy, Natalie A.R. Soranno (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      Making the Child's World: Fostering Permanence, is a redefining, reordering and recalibration of the planning of a centre for children in transition within the child welfare system that would operate alongside foster homes. ...
    • An Exploration into Biomimicry and its Application in Digital & Parametric [Architectural] Design 

      Panchuk, Neal (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      Biomimicry is an applied science that derives inspiration for solutions to human problems through the study of natural designs, systems and processes. This thesis represents an investigation into biomimicry and includes ...
    • an architecture of daily life: the continuing evolution of Toronto's residential fabric 

      Vermeulen, Stephanie (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      This thesis envisions a new way of living in the city of Toronto. It is a vision that evolves not from the ideologies on which Toronto was founded, set out over 100 years ago when all multi-family dwellings were called ...
    • Firmitas re-visited: Permanence in Contemporary Architecture 

      Touw, Katrina (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      This thesis proposes that the concept 'permanence' is relevant at the beginning of the twenty first century. It examines why the term, while perhaps pertinent in addressing the disposability of architecture in Western ...
    • Triton: outpost in the ocean 

      Button, Keith, Alfred (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      The ocean, especially the deep ocean, dominates this world; it is the largest single habitat on the planet, a habitat whose inhabitants constitute the most common forms of life on this planet. By its immense influence ...
    • Vertical Vernacular 

      Tang, Fan-ju Susan (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      The rapid modernization and densification of Taipei has resulted in a culturally and socially unsustainable society. The North American paradigm of high-rise condominiums disrupts the social pattern of the vernacular ...
    • São Paulo: An Ecological View Of A Theatre For Modernity 

      Gomes, Fausto (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      Future challenges for human civilization, especially in the developing world, will increasingly be characterized by both an urban and global condition. What will be the response by design in the face of the implications ...


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