Point of View - Point of View November 2015 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Low-Tech Tool Helps Designers Create Healthier Spaces Carolyn Abate, Activist designers work to reveal the chemistry and environmental impact of furnishing products. How Do We Create Healing Spaces? Site Staff, We see how living patterns are signs of healthy design solutions in this series of articles about the influence of patterns on living structures. Lunch Break: Offices Need to Make Room for Employee Meals Tamy Cozier, In a few forward-thinking offices, workplace culture around breaks and lunches is changing, for the better. Designing New York City's Cycling Infrastructure Ilana Cohen, When it comes to finding the safest ways to incorporate cyclists into the city's streetscape, one-size does not fit all. Q&A: Swiss Master Peter Zumthor on the Importance of Beauty and Relying on Intuition Paul Clemence, The Swiss master on teaching architecture, the mystique of religion, and the importance of beauty Join Metropolis and Autodesk's Twitterview on the Future of Making Things Dora Sapunar, Friday November 13th, 2:30–3:30 PM EST, Metropolis will host a live interview with publisher/editor in chief Susan Szenasy and Phil Bernstein, vice president of Autodesk, a leading provider of digital design, engineering, and software. To Stay Competitive, Companies Need to Retain Talent. Here's How Tamy Cozier, On average, Millennials are staying fewer than five years at jobs before moving on. Here are five ways employers are encouraging them to stay longer. Classic Porcelain Tile, From Spain to Your Doorstep Dora Sapunar, The Quick Ship collection gives American architects and designers access to the best of Spanish porcelain tile. Urban Placemaking Celebrated at RBA Award Events in Baltimore, Grand Rapids, and Olympia Anne-Marie Lubenau, Recognizing and awarding projects that show a clear passion for community and public/private partnerships. Living Structures Should Come From Living Patterns Nikos Salingaros, Dr. Nikos Salingaros explores the architectural theory behind patterns of human behavior in this, the second post in a series of articles about the influence of patterns on living structures. With RioAcademy, Rio de Janeiro Enters the Global Dialogue Paul Clemence, The first International Forum of Architecture and Urbanism at the RioAcademy brought together top architects and urbanists. New App Allows Employees to Personalize Temperature Control Kira Gould, Physical comfort and energy savings come together in a new app by Building Robotics. Digital Detox: Hotels Becoming Respites from Technology Jeanne Mack, The influx of digital components in hotels can make for an overstimulated stay. How can guests find sanctuary from this bombardment? It Takes a Village to Build a Solar Decathlon House Molly McNamara, How quick thinking and neighborly collaboration contributed to the success of the UT-TUM NexusHaus.