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1. Ellis, Charles. Direct Radical Intuition: toward an 'Architecture of Presence' through Japanese ZEN Aesthetics.

Degree: MSARCH, Design, Architecture, Art and Planning: Architecture, 2011, University of Cincinnati

Currently the field of architectural thinking is steeped in Western discourse. The INTENTIONS of this research are to reveal how ideas of a Direct Radical intuition as an Eastern perspective can be infused into a field of Western dominated architectural thinking paradigm. This investigation into the landscape of architectural theory proposes that a study of Japanese Zen Buddhist aesthetics through ‘Direct Radical intuition’ will draw us toward an ‘Architecture of Presence.’ The formation of Japanese philosophical and religious thoughts will go through EXPLORATIONS culminating in two Buddhist principles; wabi (beautiful poverty) through chado, or ‘the way of tea’ and ki (life force) through aikido, or ‘the way of harmony’ that were absorbed by Zen. Additionally, an examination of selected Western philosophical thought in Phenomenology and Post Modernism that aligns with or is contrary to aesthetics of Zen will be used to further clarify the ASSOCIATIONS to these principles. Finally, an analysis of selected projects by Japanese architect Tadao Ando will further reveal how the proclivity toward aesthetic principles of Zen can illuminate CONNECTIONS for a visible architectural expression. A synthesis of this study will result in an assimilation of terms in alliance with ‘Direct Radical Intuition’ that has at its essence a ‘concrete pragmatism’ and ‘creative spontaneity’ disclosing a means of navigating through the architectural design and construction process. A comprehension of the architectural issues with transparency imbued with ‘Direct Radical intuition’ allows the designer to look within and beyond self and culturally imposed boundaries. This insight leads toward an ‘Architecture of Presence’ that is rooted in fundamental aspects of human activity and ascension toward a nourishment of the human spirit. This imminent enrichment facilitates the empowerment of IMPLICATIONS toward individual, cultural and social place in the larger context of a compassionate global integration. Advisors/Committee Members: Postell, James (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Architecture; zen; architecture; wabi; ki; aikido; chado

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APA (6th Edition):

Ellis, C. (2011). Direct Radical Intuition: toward an 'Architecture of Presence' through Japanese ZEN Aesthetics. (Masters Thesis). University of Cincinnati. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1306498199

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ellis, Charles. “Direct Radical Intuition: toward an 'Architecture of Presence' through Japanese ZEN Aesthetics.” 2011. Masters Thesis, University of Cincinnati. Accessed January 29, 2020. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1306498199.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ellis, Charles. “Direct Radical Intuition: toward an 'Architecture of Presence' through Japanese ZEN Aesthetics.” 2011. Web. 29 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Ellis C. Direct Radical Intuition: toward an 'Architecture of Presence' through Japanese ZEN Aesthetics. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Cincinnati; 2011. [cited 2020 Jan 29]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1306498199.

Council of Science Editors:

Ellis C. Direct Radical Intuition: toward an 'Architecture of Presence' through Japanese ZEN Aesthetics. [Masters Thesis]. University of Cincinnati; 2011. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1306498199

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