Repairing Your Flooded Home

What should I do if my home was flooded?

Many people thought that their homes were safe because they were not in a flood zone.  But recent weather events have changed their beliefs. ...
    How touchless technologies will cause sensory deprivation

    Will touchless technologies cause sensory deprivation?

    Touchless technologies promote safety through social distancing.  But human beings crave interaction with people, places, and things.  Will these technologies cause sensory deprivation?  ...
      Self-driving cars and parking requirements

      How self-driving cars will make parking structures obsolete

      Self-driving cars will make on-site parking spaces obsolete causing major disruption to commercial and multi-family residential real estate. As services such as Uber...
        Self-driving cars will exploit city streets for commercial use

        How self-driving cars will exploit public streets for commercial use.

        In absence of proactive local regulations, self-driving cars will exploit city streets for commercial use. These vehicles will provide dining, retail, entertainment, and...
          From blog posts to e-book like a swarm of birds

          The Making of Mimamsa Diary

          These blog posts capture my reflections as an architect, college professor, practitioner, code official, thinker, and a tourist. They constitute Mimamsa Diary....
            Building Permit Processes: No lines, no waiting, build today

            Building Permit Processes: No lines, no waiting, build today

            Building Departments are often characterized by bureaucratic permit processes, red tape, and constant delays. But change is in the air as many departments...
              Mass Customization Through Digital Design, Singapore

              Mass Customization Through Digital Design, Singapore

              The Future of US Pavilion was built to celebrate SG50, Singapore’s 50th year of independence in 2015. It demonstrated the power of parametric...
                A Sustainable Buddhist Home, Junagadh, India

                A Sustainable Home for a Buddhist Monk, Junagadh, India

                A rock-cut sustainable home for a Buddhist monk in Junagadh in Western India offers a glimpse of what life and architecture were like during...
                  The Great Wisdom from Ancient Greece

                  The Great Wisdom from Ancient Greece

                  “Know thyself”. That is the great wisdom inscribed at the Temple of Apollo in Greece. Apollo was the God of music, harmony...
                    Great Urban Design: Piazza Navona, Rome

                    Great Urban Design: Piazza Navona, Rome

                    What brings hundreds of people to Piazza Navona in Rome every day? Is it the history that dates back to the Roman empire?...
                      How to unleash your creativity: Digital Design Studio for Beginners

                      How to unleash your creativity: Digital design studio for beginners

                      Creative thinking is at the center of what we do. We use design sensibilities when we pick an outfit to wear or a car...
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