Puerto Rico’s Rebuild Starts With Designers and Architects

Since last September—immediately after Hurricane Maria—designers and architects have been working to not only rebuild Puerto Rico, but also to rethink its infrastructure. Many of the some 1,200 homes that lost roofing in the Caño Martin Pena area of Puerto Rico had “informal infrastructure”—in this instance meaning they were built with galvanized metal sheet roofs. Sadly, this is the case in large regions of Puerto Rico, …

Watch Drones Build 3D Structures

As the future of drones becomes increasingly more pertinent in the public space, architect Ammar Mirjan has begun studying ways to employ the quadcopters in commercial construction. In a two-part video series with Dezeen and MINI, Mirjan demonstrates how a small fleet of drones can work together to build simple buildings and harmoniously hover around each other as they weave 3D structures in space. He …

A Ship Too Big to be Photographed

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At more than 530 yards long and 80 yards wide, the Prelude is officially the largest ship in the world. Built to refine oil, the ship is so big in fact, that it’s not possible to be photographed in its entirety—it took photographer Stephen Mallon two days and a thousand pictures to create a single, stitched-together image. The New York Times explains the monstrous vessel—currently …