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    • 27 Stories 

      Smith, Laura (University of Waterloo, 2010-05-20)
      Invisible Cities is Italo Calvino’s description, in fifty-five stories of fifty-five cities, of the travels of Marco Polo. Each city is fictitious, but collectively they make up Marco Polo’s Venice. A city is distinct; ...
    • 36 Stratagems Towards a People's Modernity 

      Chau, Tammy Sau-Lyn (University of Waterloo, 2009-09-17)
      The design thesis is sited along the Shanghai Bund in China. It pursues an alternative modernity that is quintessentially Chinese by developing a design approach specific to the local imperatives and the contextual condition. ...
    • The 38th Parallel: Penetrating the Line 

      Oh, Juhee (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-20)
      In July 1953, the armistice ended the Korean War that lasted for three years and established the Demilitarized Zone on either side of the demarcation line as a buffer between the two countries to prevent further military ...
    • 50:50—Sovereignty, Price, Density, Efficiency: Housing-led Economic Urban Expansion in Hong Kong. 

      Tam, Kam-Ming Mark (University of Waterloo, 2015-09-16)
      Hong Kong is an ideal laboratory in which to study relationships between economy and architecture. In this city, tremendous power is held by both the state and in private capital. Urban form may be read as a tangible ...
    • 53 North: Tactical Infrastructure in Edmonton 

      Clayton, Bryce (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-15)
      Edmonton, Alberta is the northernmost major city in North America, but inappropriate urban form has created a winter culture of avoidance. Long, straight city streets and a proliferation of voids within the downtown urban ...
    • 55 + A Landscape of Intergenerational Living 

      Steeper, Keegan (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-20)
      Ontario is experiencing a demographic shift as a significant proportion of its demographic ages. Over the next twenty years it is estimated that the number of seniors aged 65 and above will double. For small urban centres ...
    • 56 Days of Solitude 

      Alladin, Kemal (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-21)
      Man is a social animal. He needs community for support and for the success of his life. Yet, throughout history, man has withdrawn from community to retreat into the wilderness. The journey takes him from the world, into ...
    • 80 Fathoms Deep 

      de Cola, Marianna Rosa (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-26)
      The history of Newfoundland is intimately tied to its relationship with the sea, to its island status and its consequent cultural isolation, to its reliance on fishing and more recently oil. But it is also one of tides - ...
    • 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 ...
    • Ab Condita 

      Breg, Justin (University of Waterloo, 2014-01-21)
      Time and structure; expectation and construction; landscape and architecture; history and myth. The foundation is a joint which carries extraordinary potential to speak of the cultures that built it. This ...
    • Across the River: A Library Reflected 

      Odobasic, Lejla (University of Waterloo, 2009-06-19)
      The thickening line crafted as a ‘temporary’ border thirteen years ago during the Dayton Peace Agreement –dividing Bosnia into Republika Srpska and the Federation of Bosniaks and Croats- is gaining an unsettling permanence ...
    • Activating Play-Based Escape, Awakening Creativity 

      Keichinger, Sabrina Deanne (University of Waterloo, 2011-05-20)
      Everyone participates in escape. The drive to escape is something we are born with. It is a force that has ties to our curiosity, as well as our profound psychological restlessness, and can even be seen in our displeasure ...
    • Adaptive Balconies: An Open Design System for Housing Tower Renewal at 545-565 Sherbourne Street, Toronto 

      Shahi, Sheida (University of Waterloo, 2015-01-22)
      This investigation is based on the renovation and reconsideration of residential tower neighbourhoods, and speculates an open design system as an alterna- tive to current practices prevalent across the city of Toronto. The ...
    • The Adventures of Goat 

      Shea, Melissa (University of Waterloo, 2015-01-09)
      This is a story about a Goat, who is an Animated & a Talking Goat, unusually, for an Architect. There are also other Talking Animals, such as a Moose, a Butterfly by the name of Bill, a Beaver, and a Jackalope—the Jackalope ...
    • AERO|ASTRO Architecture: the hybridizing frontier of emergent industries 

      Yuen Fung, Jonathan Lim (University of Waterloo, 2013-01-25)
      Architectural designers often need to strike an uneasy balance between idealism and reality. Under most circumstances, architects are restricted by clients, budgets, and available technologies. However, divorced from ...
    • Affirming Bodies 

      Tien, Brian (University of Waterloo, 2022-03-22)
      The fitness space ranges in shape and size, from gyms, health clubs to yoga studios spread across the globe, symbolizing an ongoing fitness revolution that has grown and expanded over the past century. Fitness values vary ...
    • Affordable Housing for the Future 

      Snell, Ashley (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-16)
      Affordable housing is currently a hot topic amongst communities across Canada. The housing crisis commenced shortly after 1993 when the government withheld funding for new projects. Since 2001, a new Canada-provincial ...
    • After Hours: Agency and Identity in Toronto’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Electronic Music Scene 

      Sermol, Alexandra (University of Waterloo, 2022-09-26)
      The architecture of a night - a party lasting until the sun breaks, and the crowd of faces disperse, without a trace. What happens in that one night, however, is part of a much longer story about community growth, where ...
    • After the City 

      Hartney, Matthew David (University of Waterloo, 2015-07-10)
      This thesis is an anthology of stories, mappings, photographs, and thoughts about Detroit. It is an analysis of the post-metropolis, the most modern city in the world, and the events and convulsions that have brought it ...
    • AGRARIA: An agrarian vision 

      England, Craig (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-22)
      This thesis is concerned with reconnecting people to the land. It has been developed as a reaction to the current environmental crises concerning peak oil, urban sprawl, and the ongoing opposition between humans and the ...


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