'The architectural visions of Raimund Abraham describe barren landscapes, alien planets, and the dawn of a new world. Intellectual speculation is integral to each drawing, and architectural critics have called them "visual poems".'
"Building" for Abraham can mean to build with words as well as with lines, or volume, or concrete. Each is a reality and each is autonomous, as each has its own expression. As Abraham has said, "Even the principle of drawing reveals the origin of architecture—the act of interfering in, and shaping, space. For me the piece of paper is the space and the pencil the tool with which to intervene and shape."
Matilda McQuaid, ed., Envisioning Architecture: Drawings from The Museum of Modern Art, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2002, p. 141