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Show and Tell #10 - People in the west are more stuck on...

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Phil 435, Philosophy and Architecture E/W, Fall, 2011 No: Show and Tell #10 Names: David Sroufe, Wesley McLaughlin, Billy Ray Birge III Location: Pullman Title: “Time is Money” In class we were going over many sayings like, “time flies”, or “running out of time”, so we thought we would stick with this theme and use “Time is Money” as the basis for this week’s show and tell. Pictured below is a building in Lithuania that is composed of 4,500 different glass pieces that were put made in the Netherlands. This particular 1,000 dollar bank note was chosen because it was released between the two world wars, while Lithuania was independent. This is an office building which is currently rented at 85% of capacity and is located in a suburb, because it would not fit in with the looks of Lithuania’s inner cities. Time is money is a saying that seems to be a Western view on things.
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Unformatted text preview: People in the west are more stuck on money and physical things where as people in Asian countries are less worried about these things. We felt this would be a good topic to end off the semester with bringing together the Western vs. Eastern thinking on the philosophy of architecture. Time is money to us means that if you could be working and making $50 an hour, why would you want to take a non-paid vacation day and go to a family reunion for instance. Some people in corporate America would totally agree with working instead of seeing a family member(s) who are “running out of time” in this world. http://www.arnewde.com/architecture-design/money-building-1000-banknote-by-ra-studija-in-kaunas-lithuania/ Question: Do you view time and money as two things that can be directly related?...
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