Raimund Abraham (1933–2010) was a renowned architect and a professor of architecture at The Cooper Union for over three decades.
[Un]Built, 1960-1990, an exhibition of his built and unbuilt work—including drawings, models, and photographs—was exhibited in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery at Cooper Union in 1991. Abraham inaugurated the exhibition with a lecture, “In the Middle of [Now]Here,” reflecting on the experiences, perceptions, and values that shaped his work.
Abraham’s highly regarded drawn projects break down the conventions of modernism and its aftermath. His built structures attempt to reconcile the tension between architecture and nature.
Abraham, whose drawings are held in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, frequently exhibited internationally, including at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Biennale di Venezia. His work garnered prizes at numerous national and international design competitions, including his entries for the Times Square Tower, IBA Berlin, and the New Acropolis Museum, Athens.