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, …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Digital greenhouses, mega-cities, space rocks, hidden chambers inside pyramids and more in our look around the web

1. Secret Chamber Discovered in Egypt’s Great Pyramid Using muon detectors, researchers have discovered a previously hidden space inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid. Egyptologists have said that the chamber won’t contain hidden treasure or anything of that kind, but it will potentially help reveal how the 4,500-year-old pyramid was constructed. The purpose of the hidden space is unknown for now, but researchers believe it might have …

New York for Puerto Rico Art Auction

It’s been over a month since Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Rico is still struggling to survive. To help out, NYC’s creative community has come together for an art auction to benefit the survivors. Tomorrow night at Chinatown’s THINK! (384 Broadway) artworks by Tamara Santibañez, Petra Collins, Tim Barber, Curtis Kulig and many others will be available for purchase, with the proceeds going to Unidos—a hurricane …