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Raimund Abraham
Raimund Abraham presents several built and unbuilt projects. He discusses his interest in writing and drawing architecture and...
Raimund Abraham
Robert Mangurian introduces Raimund Abraham discussing Abraham's history and accomplishments while emphasizing Abraham's drawing....
Raimund Abraham
Raimund Abraham reflects on the current state of architectural practice and education. He describes his involvement at Cooper...
Raimund Abraham
Introduced by Thom Mayne, Raimund Abraham discusses the making of his projects as a process that fluctuates between teaching,...
Raimund Abraham
Raimund Abraham describes his drawing techniques and working methodologies while presenting a series of homes and...

Raimund Abraham

March 3, 2010 | Video Lecturer:
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Raimund Abraham presents several built and unbuilt projects. He discusses his
interest in writing and drawing architecture and the problematic position of architecture in the arts. He stresses how the execution of the final product of architecture is not in the hands of the designer. He describes in detail three built projects: his own house in Mexico; the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York; the Music House near D?sseldorf. Tragically, this was Abraham’s last public appearance; he died after the lecture, later that same evening.

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Abraham presents his own home in Mexico,, describing his walks around the site, and how the climate influenced the design. The...
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Abraham concludes with a discussion of the Music House near D?sseldorf. He describes the site and a nearby art museum as well as...

Raimund Abraham

October 20, 2004 | Video Lecturer:
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Robert Mangurian introduces Raimund Abraham discussing Abraham’s history and accomplishments while emphasizing Abraham’s drawing. Abraham reflects on drawing and argues that ultimately architecture can be made with only a pencil, paper, and a desire to make architecture. Abraham shows slides of his work including drawings and installations during the sixties, his home in Mexico, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, and his work in China.

 


Raimund Abraham

October 23, 2002 | Video Lecturer:
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Raimund Abraham reflects on the current state of architectural practice and education. He describes his involvement at Cooper Union and critiques the current direction of the school. He characterizes the emergence of the star architect as a symptom of turn of the century cultural schizophrenia. Abraham discusses his approach to architecture, explaining that all of his work is rooted in the site. He documents a selection of early speculative projects conducted in Vienna. Abraham discusses in detail the Austrian Cultural Forum Tower in New York. He identifies a set of forces from the site, including the zoning envelope, that played a role in shaping the project. He discusses the deployment of glass and glass technology. Abraham explains how he achieved a layering and precision of the facade. He reflects on the critical reception of the project. Abraham discusses a series of smaller projects beginning with an artist colony in D?sseldorf. He describes his response to a site that had formerly been a military installation. Abraham documents a competition entry for a harbor in Switzerland. He envisioned a floating plane to receive water traffic. Abraham describes a project for a house on the Pacific coast of Mexico, stressing the development of a wall system. Abraham concludes with a discussion of his project for Ground Zero in New York. He explains that the idea originated in 1972, and anticipated the ultimate commercial use of the site. Abraham describes the formal arrangement, and recites a manifesto.

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Raimund Abraham discusses a series of smaller projects beginning with an artist colony in D?sseldorf. He describes his response...
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Raimund Abraham

March 6, 1991 | Video Lecturer:

Introduced by Thom Mayne, Raimund Abraham discusses the making of his projects as a process that fluctuates between teaching, theory, and a passion for various pursuits outside of architecture. Often working in solitude, he lectures as an effort to save the souls of students subjected to the temptations of society. Presenting a selection from his Nine Houses series, he describes an attempt to create a new architectonic vocabulary while redefining commodified habitation as a ritual. Site intervention is the primary occurrence in his architecture followed by the confrontation of the site with a program, as exemplified in his Seven Gates to Eden project. Abraham also discusses his sited and built projects including the Times Square Tower, Berlin Wall Church, apartment project
in Berlin, Jewish Museum competition, Vienna Social Housing Urban Plan, and his entry in the Acropolis Museum competition.

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Michael Rotondi introduces Thom Mayne who in turn introduces Raimund Abraham. In a pluralistic world of chaos, intimacy is a...
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Raimund Abraham

November 3, 1982 | Video Lecturer:
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Raimund Abraham describes his drawing techniques and working methodologies while presenting a series of homes and competitions in the form of melodic sketches and intricate models. Abraham expresses his sensibilities as geometric investigations colliding with every possible physiological aspect of architecture. His emotive confessions are reinforced by renderings meant to capture the ethereal affects of space, shadow, and form.

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SCI-Arc student Barbara Helton-Berg introduces Raimund Abraham, stressing the influence of his drawings and suggestive...
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Raimund Abraham talks about his, then, most recent work; a church on the Berlin Wall. While describing the project he suggests...