This Architecture will deal with the impact of mass migration of North American Suburb and the creation of the ethnic enclaves. In particular, how the Iranian immigrant community can manifest their traditional building formats in the new urban context of the Toronto suburb of Richmond Hill.
The research is based on the study of the joint form and functions of typical buildings, both in Iranian traditional cities and the suburbs of Toronto. The concern of the design case studies is to develop a new interpretation building form and function, which answers to the needs of Iranian-Canadian citizens of Richmond Hill. Each interpretation is based on a transformation of a Canadian suburban building type using the forms, uses, and culturally defined habits found in the traditional Iranian architecture.
This thesis is looking at hybridized architecture, which combines the original architecture of home culture and standardized commercial and residential architecture of North American suburb. This study presents a house project as a private realm and represents a public realm; a café, and shopping plaza.
The examining committee is as follows:
Val Rynnimeri, University of Waterloo
The committee has been approved as authorized by the Graduate Studies Committee.
The Defence Examination will take place:
Wednesday June 10, 2015
Architecture Room 2003
A copy of the thesis is available for perusal in ARC 2106A.
7 Melville Street South
Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4