Ether : an atmosphere of possibility

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Other Title
Authors
Francis, Kerry
Author ORCID Profiles (clickable)
Degree
Grantor
Date
2016-06
Supervisors
Type
Conference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedings
Ngā Upoko Tukutuku (Māori subject headings)
Keyword
New Zealand
architecture education
1971 AASA (Australasian Architecture Students Association) Congress
Chermayeff, Serge, (1900-1996)
Van der Ryn, Sim (1935-)
University of Auckland courses
Citation
Francis, K. (2016, June). Ether: an atmosphere of possibility. Kathleen James-Chakraborty (Ed.), Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference of the European Architectural History Network (pp.272-284).
Abstract
This paper explores a period of architectural student culture in the early 1970s in Auckland, New Zealand, and its influence on New Zealand architecture. The 1971 AASA (Australasian Architecture Students Association) Congress was organized by students for students. Located at Warkworth, a rural town 35km north of the city, this Congress had huge ambition. The organizers invited Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown, Serge Chermayeff and Warren Chalk and planned and built shelter and services to sustain their community on site for five days. The event was influenced by the new social phenomenon of the live-in music festival, as it was architecturally by the current trends of mobility, spontaneity and techno utopianism of the British (Archigram and Cedric Price) and the equally potent Whole Earth potpourri of commune, Buckminster Fuller, Ant Farm, and hand-made house-building that arrived from the United States of America.
Publisher
Link to ePress publication
DOI
Copyright holder
Authors
Copyright notice
All rights reserved
Copyright license
Available online at
This item appears in: