Brock Carmichael Architects via Fast Company's Co.Design

The Royal Institute of British Architects launched a competition last year to redesign Tristan da Cunha, an isolated island in the Atlantic Ocean, and the island's council recently selected Brock Carmichael Architects as the winner. Instead of remaking the place anew, the Liverpool, England–based firm proposes developing existing practices and skills already on the island. This translates to ideas such as adding an insulation layer to the concrete blocks that the community already uses to build houses, and creating a prototype testing space for the community to try out new techniques. Read the complete article at Fast Company's Co.Design.

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