Staying with my Daddy in the hospital in August, I overheard an early morning conversation between two doctors…
They saw their practice as thematic and developing ("those labs are SO last year") to reflect a distinctly individualistic approach to medicine. To me, they sounded so much like architects wanting to develop a portfolio of related/thematic/recognizable buildings.
|They may dress alike, but they are individuals! Image courtesy of Waldo Jaquith|
But Western medicine type doctors don't focus on medical WELLNESS; they’re busy finding ways to treat illness… to do so, they have to DIAGNOSE THE ILLNESS first.
Is there a correlation? Is an architectural PROGRAM like an illness to be treated? What would Dr. House say?
It seems as if most starchitects are after a portfolio theme that is largely aesthetic. Perhaps themes should be more diagnostic... or maybe the analogy is simply an analogy and no more.