Hello can someone please clarify what this quote means "a doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines" - Frank Lloyd Wright


Sep 23, 20 11:23 pm
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I means that doctors have actually difficult jobs involving real life safety issues and architects do not.

Sep 24, 20 12:05 am  · 
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Dank Gehry

if an architect makes a mistake, it's harder to hide it

Sep 24, 20 1:59 am  · 

if architects make a mistake, they get buried by the contractor

Sep 24, 20 8:00 am  · 
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If a contractor makes a mistake, they bury the architect

Sep 24, 20 8:10 am  · 

Obvious answer: architect's mistakes are hard to hide, you have to cover the ugly building with beautiful nature. Real subtext answer: If the architect makes mistakes, they ask the doctor to bury the architect as the fertilizer for the vines.

Sep 24, 20 8:45 am  · 
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It's much easier to demolish and rebuild than it is to regrow a limb. Obvious answer is: architectural mistakes are not important when compared to a mistake in a medical field.


it means architects shouldn't go around spewing nonsense just to be cute. happens a lot. 

Sep 24, 20 12:09 pm  · 
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