Studio Soundtrack features songs selected by a student at Waterloo Architecture. I’m Sean Maciel, with the latest installment of this long-running series where hip people share hip songs and I share five songs that will ruin you. ~ Deadlines bring to light the worst of my musical preferences, which is probably true of everyone. If […]
Studio Soundtrack features songs selected by a student at Waterloo Architecture. I’m Niki Farfel and music is my expression. So here is my soundtrack – don’t just hear it, feel it, get immersed in it. Peace and love. ~ You’re stressed, you’re tired and you have nothing done – yet all you have is your headphones right […]
North America has a Substituted History: we live on a continent where one set of histories and heritage was forcibly substituted for another. The main narrative that drives our culture-making is an import from somewhere else.
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 […]
“I’d always painted before school, and for my interview to get into Waterloo actually, I brought in some of my paintings. There’s something very cool about doing something with your hands, there’s a freedom that I feel gets lost a lot from projects that we do at school sometimes. The focus is on the technology […]
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 […]
Two years ago Vikkie Chen published an excellent article on formatting your thesis in InDesign. This piece is a supplement which explains the automation of tables of contents and lists of figures. Updating these two sections with each draft is a tedious exercise, one that computers are perfectly capable of automating. As a side benefit, […]
Since cultural literacy is one of the key values of this school, we should be leaders, not followers, in the diversity and inclusiveness of our curriculum. Here, Paniz Moayeri speaks about the struggle with her identity as a Muslim Persian, and the importance of seeing one’s cultural history reflected in architectural education.
Teaching Architecture is a series of interviews with faculty at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. They are asked why they teach, what drives them, what brought them here, and their opinions on academia in architecture today. The conversations are motivating, inspirational, and reveal great stories about people who shape the way we learn today. This article is a conversation with Terri Meyer Boake, a Professor at UWSA.