The passing of Raimund Abraham (see NYTimes) offers a good chance to look back at an amazing career. A real thinker, intent on promoting the discipline of architecture, as opposed to mere construction or building, a functionalist who did not always feel the need to build. His drawings are dark and inspired; his buildings come from a spirit of making. He made is career with drawings, not unlike Lebbeus Woods, his long-time colleague at Cooper Union. He spoke a few years ago at Carnegie Mellon, wonderful stuff. His most famous building is the Austrian cultural institute in NYC.
Some links to his work: