Point of View - Point of View December 2016 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Into the Pile: Antron's Secret Ingredient in Sustainable Carpet Design Komal Sharma, Why fiber matters in sustainable carpet design. Sons of Koolhaas, Saarinen Explore Fathers' Works in New Documentaries Guglielmo Mattioli, Eric Saarinen and Tomas Koolhaas have both produced visually-stimulating architectural documentaries that give unique insight into their parents' minds and works. How Allbirds Makes Its Quirky Wool Sneakers Vanessa Quirk, One of our picks for this year’s Holiday Gift Guide, Allbirds' fleeced shoes are the result of a partnership with a 150-year-old Italian wool mill. "Hardcore Heritage": RAAAF's Latest Experiment in Historical Preservation A.J.P. Artemel, If the renderings are anything to go by, the studio's latest project—the conservation of a former hydrodynamics laboratory—will bring its idiosyncratic approach to a whole new level. After Oakland, Architects Must Champion Affordable Live-Work Spaces Rebecca Greenwald, The city's tragic fire has inspired debate about how we can plan safe, non-standard spaces that creatives will want to work and live in. Peter Zellner's New Architecture School: No Tuition & a Radical Curriculum Gretchen Von Koenig, The architect and instructor believes his tuition-less school will bring more experimental ideas into the world—but could it sabotage students' futures? Will 2017 Be Mexico City's Watershed Moment? Vanessa Quirk, The CoRE Urban Forum brought international experts and local actors together to catalyze change in this pivotal moment in the city's history. Designing Workplaces for Clarity of Mind Diane Rogers, How can the design of office space encourage creative thinking, facilitate problem solving, or enhance concentration and diligence? Ole Scheeren Elevates Fast Food to the Level of Theater Janelle Zara, The architect recently launched his “chef-led fast-food" concept café. What Wellness Means in the Workplace Estefanía Acosta, Our "State of Design: Where We Work" panel discussion series, concludes with conversation about wellness. SHoP's Design Miami Installation Marks a Leap in 3D Printing Janelle Zara, The firm’s experimental pavilion surpassed more than a few benchmarks for the technology. BLANCO Brings Science and Style to the Kitchen Sink Anna Zappia, A behind the scenes peek at what makes BLANCO sinks beautiful and durable. SCI-Arc Launches Scholarship for L.A. Public School Students Gretchen Von Koenig, The experimental architecture school announced a new merit scholarship in an effort to re-affirm its deep connection to the city. The New School's New Hire Asserts Design's Role in the Refugee Crisis Gretchen Von Koenig, Alex Aleinikoff, incoming director of the Zolberg Institute of Migration and Mobility at the New School for Social Resource, hopes to bring together the worlds of social research and design. How Algorithms Can Inform Office Design Nicole Phelan, WeWork’s Product Research team has been developing methods to employ machine learning to forecast how often meeting rooms are used.