Self-driving cars and commercial use of public streets

Self-driving cars and commercial use of public streets

In absence of proactive local regulations, self-driving cars will exploit city streets for commercial use. These vehicles will provide dining, retail, entertainment, and other services to passengers without paying commercial rent. They will redefine city life, disrupt real estate industry and free up spaces occupied by parking structures. Continue reading Self-driving cars and commercial use of public streets

Formal Structure in Islamic Architecture of Iran and Turkistan

Formal Structure in Islamic Architecture of Iran and Turkistan

Formal structure is the underlying system of order that unites the visible elements of architecture such as walls, columns, and roofs. This book takes a deep dive into selected examples of Islamic architecture of Iran and Turkistan. As a companion book to a traveling exhibition by the same name, this book encourages readers to go beyond the visible aspects of Islamic architecture of Iran and Turkistan to a deeper understanding of their formal structure. Continue reading Formal Structure in Islamic Architecture of Iran and Turkistan

Formal Structure in Indian Architecture

Formal Structure in Indian Architecture

Formal structure is the underlying system of order that unites the visible elements of architecture such as walls, columns, and roofs. This book takes a deep dive into selected examples of Hindu and Islamic architecture of pre-colonial India. As a companion book to a traveling exhibition by the same name, this book encourages readers to go beyond the visible aspects of Indian architecture to a deeper understanding of its formal structure Continue reading Formal Structure in Indian Architecture