The practical purpose of these projects is initially unclear. In the manifesto accompanying Absolute Architektur, Hollein stresses that architecture can imbue everyday actions with a spiritual value, turning them into rituals. He labels this cultic architecture. Hollein’s aim is not a classic beauty, but a sensual and violent one.
Pichler views architecture as an expression of power in which people are forced to live conforming to his social vision. Early designs by Raimund Abraham and Laurids Ortner depict the city as an enormous machine inhabited by people dressed in space suits. Günther Feuerstein presents his designs for city centers as timeless archetypes.