Point of View - Point of View June 2016 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Architectural Empathy: Why Our Brains Experience Places Like People Robert Lamb Hart, Robert Hart reflects on the human brain's tendency to perceive buildings and people in similar terms. How Architects' Buildings Effect Their Chair Designs Vanessa Quirk, A new book explores how qualities in architects' buildings translate into their chair designs. The Kunstmuseum Addition Subtly Steals the Show at Art Basel Paul Clemence, In a city whose reputation has become associated with high art, the new Kunstmuseum raises the institution to the standards expected of a major cultural destination. The Case for AIA Committee on the Environment's Obsolescence Kira Gould, The AIA/COTE Top Ten represent the profession’s leading edge. But why hasn't that edge permeated the profession in the age of “mainstream green”? 3 Takeaways from 'Redesigning the Global City' Rebecca Greenwald, This month’s Chicago Forum on Global Cities explored the central tensions confronting the redesign of global cities. Here are our three major takeaways from the event. Neocon's Best: The 2016 Winners of the #MetropolisLikes Awards Jeanne Mack, The winners of this year's #MetropolisLikes awards, hand-picked by the Metropolis editors themselves. What Ancient Chinese Philosopher Mo-Tzu Can Teach Designers Today Nikos Salingaros, Mo-Tzu’s “three-prong method” remains highly relevant, emphasizing how we ought to use an empirical basis to shape our built world. The Magic Bullet of Workplace Design? Jeanne Mack, A closer look at the intersection of the office and the home, what employees are looking for from their workspaces, and how design can facilitate a work-life balance 8 Artists Envision Their Ideal Workspaces WHY Editors, Herman Miller asked eight artists to reflect on their ideal place to work. They responded not only with words, but with fantastic, whimsical images. The Office of Tomorrow: Where Will You Choose to Work in Five Years? Dora Vanette, Metropolis and Staples Business Advantage launch a design competition to address the dramatic changes in our approaches to workspace. Why Light Matters: Designing with Circadian Health in Mind Ed Clark and Marty Brennan, ZGF Architects outlines six vital principles to follow when designing spaces that support circadian health. The Venice Biennale's Many Inequalities, In Map Form David Neustein & Grace Mortlock, Why should the best-located national pavilions, established over a century ago, assume importance by default, while more populous or powerful nations struggle for attention? BIG's Sweeping Serpentine Pavilion Opens Rory Stott, Today, the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion, designed by BIG, and four "summerhouses," were unveiled at the Serpentine Gallery in London. In Detail: Snøhetta's SFMOMA Expansion Paul Clemence, The Norwegian firm has both re-interpreted and made explicit the relationship between artist and community, art and public, visitor and architecture. An Imaginary, Abandoned (And Filthy) Saint-Firminy Site Staff, Brussels-based artist Xavier Delory has completed the last in his series of fanciful visualizations: "Pilgrimage Along Modernity." Can Fashion Help Refugees? This Parsons Student's Ingenious Line Shows How Dana Snyder, “Design for Difference” merges style with utility in multi-functional garments that do more than clothe, but protect, shelter, and carry items. What Jane Means: 4 Women Urbanists Reflect on Their Relationship to Jane Jacobs Rebecca Greenwald, Four women urbanists reflect on how Jane Jacobs has inspired their work and their perspectives on the city.