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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


Award Date: 27 Jan 2016

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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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    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.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

  • 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

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    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

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  • Activities

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

    External Reviewer MArch Griffith University

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    Inside Out

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    May 2018Apr 2019

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    A Colloquium on Embodied Experience

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    1 Apr 2016

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    SWELL Sculpture Festival (Event)

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    Catalysts, Connections and Interventions

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    19 Feb 2016

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    Press / Media

    Richard Leplastrier

    Adrian Carter


    1 Media contribution

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