Inspiration

“you don’t have to become a slave in a corporate office or groupie of a celebrity architect, because all you need is a piece of paper, a pencil and the desire to make architecture.”
These are the last words in a lecture by Raimund Abraham, held at SCI-Arc a week ago. Sadly, he was killed in a car accident just after giving that lecture.
Raimund was the most precise and intense teacher I ever had; he was the first to make me understand that architecture is a discipline rather than a profession, and that it has an ethical dimension.
There is a link to his last lecture here: (the sound quality is not great, but it gives a glimpse into the legacy of an architect who influenced and inspired numerous students)

http://www.sciarc.edu/sciarc_player.html?vid=http://www.sciarclive.com/Lectures/2010_03_03_RaimundAbraham.flv&title=Raimund Abraham,

Anne

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  1. Thanks for the link Anne. During the workshop week with B&S I was reading and getting inspired by some of Lebbeus Woods texts. I found this article in which Woods shares an architectural dream that Raimund Abraham had and Abraham later wrote and produce drawings about it. This article includes an interview in which Woods talks about Abraham. They also share the drawings for the Austrian Cultural Center in NYC. It is a fantastic building. I had the opportunity one weekend to volunteer as a tour guide of the building and it was an experience I will never forget. The building is located in a spatially complex site and Abraham is able to resolve in an original way.

    http://lebbeuswoods.wordpress.com/2010/02/14/raimund-abrahams-dream/

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