A Medical Point in Architecture
A Bedside Manner
The space of architecture and medicine have been intertwined for centuries. From the early situations of sacrifice and the divination of the body organs to inspect for omens, architecture has taken a ceremonial role. Perhaps today the settings are a bit more bland but the issue is that both arts are directed towards a route to discovery and appeasement. It can be also seen by their illustrations that have preoccupied both artists that there is a symbiosis between the setting and the body; as abstraction of both vision and imagination. The role of the doctor and the architect are in a discrete conversation exploring the versatility and application in a variety of instruments both shared and bespoke. It is an articulation of a mental agility that entertains the political in the economy of death. Between war and plague the visceral explorations of both artists are persuading the collective imagination to move from one belief to another to acknowledge their authority in the territory of a nations health. We are all standing beside the point of what human beings represent.