FRAMPTON, Kenneth

Jorn Utzon: Transcultural Form and Tectonic Metaphor

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Date: Tuesday 20 February 1996
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Running time: 93 mins
Possibly the most singular aspect of the architecture of Jrn Utzon is his particular concern for the expressivity of structure and construction. Grounded in the tectonic line of the modern movement, his work can be seen as part of a continuous development extending from Auguste Perret to Carlo Scarpa. Kenneth Frampton examines Utzon in the light of the notion that modern architecture is as much about construction as space and abstract form. Frampton contemplates Utzon's relationship to topics such as Japanese architecture, platforms and plateaus, roofwork and earthwork, boat building and church building, before discussing the Sydney Opera House. Kenneth Frampton is Ware Professor in Architecture at Columbia University. NB: Cuts out during lecture.


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THE AA RECEIVES THE POWER TO AWARD ITS OWN DEGREES

The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Diploma), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

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