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  • Bond University 14 University Drive, ROBINA QLD 4226


  • 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 2019

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Carter, A., 2019, Organic Design in Twentieth Century Nordic Architecture. Champion, E. (ed.). New York: Routledge, p. xxii-xxiv 3 p.

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International Style
Modern Architecture

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalMagazine ArticleProfessional

Open Access
Beauty of Nature

Activities 2015 2019

  • 4 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Committees, Boards and Panelists

Inside Out

Adrian Carter (Participant)
May 2018Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

SWELL Sculpture Festival (External organisation)

Adrian Carter (Panelist)
Feb 2019 → …

Activity: MembershipCommittees, Boards and Panelists

The Nordic Architecture Symposium

Adrian Carter (Participant)
9 Oct 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Catalysts, Connections and Interventions

Adrian Carter (Participant)
19 Feb 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

A Colloquium on Embodied Experience

Adrian Carter (Participant)
1 Apr 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Press / Media

Richard Leplastrier

Adrian Carter


1 Media contribution

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