Joanne discusses the objects for dining she is currently working on, and shares what she sees as the significance of dining rituals.
The River is for Washing Carpets Safira Lakhani Contemporary peacebuilding, notably as it is practiced in Afghanistan, consistently fails to address local needs in favour of international priorities for global security. Despite the significant presence of foreign agencies and aid mechanisms in the country, peace in Afghanistan remains elusive. Any semblance of peace achieved is neither durable, nor sustainable, particularly because of […]
What Makes a Space a Place? Waterloo School of Architecture July 4 – 26, 2017 Led by Jonathan Friedman of PARTISANS Architects, a team of Waterloo Architecture students will create a site-specific built installation on the outdoor plaza at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramics. Coinciding with Waterloo Architecture’s 50th anniversary, visitors will be invited to […]
City Familiaris A Study in Domesticating Infrastructures Sarah Gertler Problems associated with hyper density in Canada are fairly new, but they often create innate conflicts for all those who dwell in the afflicted areas. CityPlace, in Toronto is one such place. The project is the largest master-planned community within Toronto and is also densest neighbourhood in the city. The model […]
Reconstruction Site Re-designing the disposable Expo Scott Proudfoot Building, supported by the practice of architecture, is churning resources into waste at an alarming rate. Our method of construction has its inevitable conclusion in a pile of rubble. Lamentably, the natural resources we build with are finite, and our exploitation of these has nearly reached its peak. As […]
The Interval in-between unmaking and remaking the body Qinyu Lu By its individual terms, we can think of a body in two coincident ways that meet it in the middle: from the familiar inside-out and the less familiar outside-in. To proceed from the middle of things conceives of a body always already extended into the […]
Sprezzatura Dennis Tang The dramatic spectacle is dazzling, alluring, and seductive. Glimmering, it draws you into a maze of turns, distractions, and clues. The sparkling veil conceals objects of desire, while displaying them with pride. Slits entice desiring glimpses revealing moments of clarity ina shimmering cloud. These glimpses paint a picture of the world beyond, […]
Erosion Designing with Materiality in Impermanent Landscapes Kunaal Mohan Using the Buddhist notion that we conceive of time through observing change, this thesis attempts to answer the question ‘how can we create the sensation of time in architecture?’ It is important to acknowledge the fact that buildings will change over time. No building is above […]
Monday and Thursday are studio days. On these days in particular, the third floor undergraduate studio is filled with a frenetic energy of design, research, and exploration. Students can usually be found talking excitedly with design professors and classmates in a habitat saturated with trace sketches, study models, and empty coffee cups. Every week we’ll share […]
PROCESS: Thesis in the Making exposes the unique process undertaken through the development of a thesis and provides insight into the Masters of Architecture program. It examines the intensive research, critical thinking and design process required to produce the final thesis document, exposing the exploration and learning which informs every thesis.