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 […]
In his thesis, Pawel Bednarek uses Toronto as a subject to develop an anarchist spatial practice that challenges architecture’s complicity in the face of society’s authoritarian and hierarchical structures. He will defend his thesis titled ‘Arguments in the Streets Became More Frequent’ on Wednesday September 14th at 11:30am at the BRIDGE Centre for Architecture+Design.
Amanda Ghantous will be defending her thesis titled “Three Minutes to Midnight” on Wednesday September 7th at 12:30pm at the BRIDGE Centre for Architecture+Design. Her thesis is an exploration of the disconnection between the idealistic presentation of the world as depicted by utopian-fueled architecture and the everyday reality of human behaviour.
City of Wind: Exposing the Invisible Kim Adamek Strong winds have breached the city walls. A set of iron chairs launch toward a couple passing an outdoor patio. Bags of groceries fling from unsuspecting hands and scatter across the sidewalk. A group of cyclists swerve onto a busy road as they pass a newly constructed […]
In her thesis, Sonia Yuan proposes an ideal ‘post-post-Fordist’ society, a city envisioned as a dense, heterogeneous construct, whose post-post-Fordist urban intervention is presented as a bicycle factory in the city of Toronto. The proposal endeavours to lift us out of the industrial exploitation of the last century, while providing a relief from contemporary society’s over-saturation of digital technology, to return the machine to its rightful place as an intuitive extension of our bodies. Sonia will defend her thesis on Thursday May 12, 2016 at 4:30 pm in the Loft Gallery.
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