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dc.contributor.authorRhead, Marten Christof
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-29T23:01:51Z
dc.date.available2005-07-29T23:01:51Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.citationRhead, M. C. (1994). A karate Dojo for Calgary (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/21629en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/30313
dc.descriptionBibliography: p.en
dc.description.abstractArchitecture is a medium understood mainly through the non-verbal spatial communication of experience. This communication is rich and complex and can provide insight into a common humanity. This humanity includes architectural experiences such as arrival and departure, inclusion and exclusion, peaceful and anxious, and scale relationship. Karate too provides a whole set of non-verbal communication experiences such as intrusion, violation, safety, exposure and protection. In designing a Dojo for karate, then, there are numerous experiences that architecture can clarify spatially to make a building which is really about karate. This project explores with models and graphic images some common humanity in the karate experience. I have chosen to examine architectural intervention at a scale of 'internal function', and have looked for inspiration and direction from the process and experience of karate. This is not to ignore larger contextual issues, rather it is to postpone these issues until becoming informed and convinced about the internal strategy of the Dojo, and then working outward from the centrum to meet the larger contextual scale. Key words in this exploration are: dojo, karate, budo, kata, kumite, proximity, intrusion, violation, tension, buffer, humanity, privacy, transition and reveal.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleA karate Dojo for Calgary
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyEnvironmental Design
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/21629
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Environmental Design
thesis.degree.nameMEDes
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 941 520538896


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.