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  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


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Research interests

I established the Utzon Research Center at Aalborg University in 2003 and was responsible for initiating the building of the Utzon Center in Aalborg, Denmark completed in 2008; as a home for the study of the Jørn Utzon Archives and forum for Utzon related research, education, conferences and exhibitions. I have been involved in organizing four International Utzon Symposiums (2003 and 2008 in Aalborg, 2012 in Marrakech and at the Sydney Opera House in 2014).

The current research focus is the investigation and dissemination of Jørn Utzon's work, amongst others, including notably the work Richard Leplastrier as exemplary and inspirational paradigms of a tectonic, phenomenological and poetic approach to architectural design developed through trans-cultural influences and emergent technology, combined with a broad engagement with context, place, nature and landscape. The aim of the research being to investigate, develop and promote architecture that is sustaining in all respects and therefore genuinely sustainable in the long term.

Education/Academic qualification

Architecture, PhD


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Research Output 2003 2018

From Concept to Experience: A Built Manifesto for a School of Architecture

Sarvimaki, M. & Carter, A., May 2018, Conference Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment with AWARDs S.ARCH 2018. Erlangen: Verlag e.K., p. 527-535 9 p.

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Utzon: The defining light of the Third Generation

Carter, A. & Sarvimaki, M., Jun 2018, In : ZARCH. 10, p. 88-99 10 p.

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Open Access
third generation
Opera houses
national assembly
Religious buildings

Gathered in Daylight: Jørn Utzon’s Bagsværd Church and Glenn Murcutt’s Australian Islamic Centre

Carter, A., 2017, In : Daylight & Architecture. 28, p. 10-43 34 p.

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Open Access
Beauty of Nature

The reintroduction of nature within architecture and the city: The contemporary re-emergence of the hortus conclusus in the built environment

Carter, A. & Sarvimaki, M., Sep 2017, Proceedings of the UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress. UIA 2017 Seoul, p. 1-6 6 p.

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Built Environment