"We are fed up with seeing Palladio and other historical masks, because we do not want to exlude everything in architecture that makes us uneasy. We want architecture that has more to offer. Architecture that bleeds, exhausts, that turns and even breaks, as far as I am concerned. Architecture that glows, that stabs, that tears, and rips when stretched. Architecture must be precipitous, fiery, smooth, hard, angular, brutal, round, tender, colourful, obscene, randy, dreamy, en-dearing, distancing, wet, dry, and heartstopping. Dead or alive. If it is cold, then cold as a block of ice. If it is hot, then as hot as a tongue of flame. Architecture must burn. 1980" - Coop Himmelblau
(Quoted in "Werner, F. 2000. Covering+Exposing: The Architecture of Coop Himmelb[l]au. Basel: Birkhauser. p. 73.")
Keywords: Austria, Steiermark, fire, burning structure, steel. Submitted by Coop Himmelblau for the KSA Spring 2005 Lecture Series.