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 …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Sheep invade Madrid, Japan's whiskey win, One World Trade Center opens and more in our weekly look at the web

1. The New World Trade Center After 13 years of planning and development, One World Trade Center has finally opened its doors and welcomed its new tenants. To celebrate, Time Magazine pays tribute to the dedicated people who built the new tower and the numerous challenges they faced. The achievement is best captured in a fully navigable panoramic photograph of NYC taken from the top …