“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)