In his thesis, Tristan looks at the social changes implied by a digital culture in architecture and the impacts of this relationship in spatial notions of the contemporary North American public realm. He investigates the changes caused by the privatization of public space and the introduction of ubiquitous mobile computing (and accompanying social networks) and puts forth sets of design proposals. Tristan will defend his thesis on Monday December 14, 2015 at 1:00pm at the BRIDGE Centre for Architecture + Design.
Continuing with Kitchener’s initiative to establish urban design at the human scale and introduce contemporary building ideas, Tahoora Alimohammadi’s thesis looks to expand work and living opportunities in the city center with the proposal of a new intermodal transit hub in the heart of that growing downtown core. This design proposal seeks to create an intimate relationship between public life, infrastructure and people.
The defense will take place on on Thursday November 26, 2015 at 1:30pm in ARC 2003, University of Waterloo School of Architecture
Boian Dabov will defend his thesis entitled Galt Agora: Vision for a Pedestrian Fabric in the City of Cambridge on Wednesday January 28 at 2PM in the E-Classroom. His thesis proposes a hybrid public architecture which appropriates underutilized parking lots to generate vibrant public space for the Galt community.
A century after the burial of Garrison Creek, the neighborhoods where the former creek flowed through are subject to commercial development dissecting the Victorian neighborhoods into fragments of polarized places resulting in the lack of public spaces for play. This thesis is conceived based on Michael Hough’s theory of holistic design and draws design inspirations from landscape architects such as Kongjian Yu and Michel Desvigne to mediate the tension between city and nature by using localized strategies.