Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island

A documentary that shows the story of a sleepy island just outside Canada that was getting an intervention from local born Zita Cobb who decided it needed an upgrade. Together with architect Todd Saunders she gave the island a makeover. What is so special about it? All the elements that were kept that are special for the islanders and their cultural expression. Product designers were consulted to fill a gorgeous inn that opened as part of the project. This is holistic design in all areas. 

The way all disciplines connected and kept the heritage of Fogo alive is a blessing if you ask me. I hope more places in the world can grow like this place, with pride and love for their culture. 

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