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About

4D Island is a not-for-profit design research studio with a focus on climate, ecology and regenerative design with the agenda to develop new spatial intelligences, material understandings and adaptation strategies with front line communities in the Global South.

Our investigations and project work are focused on co-developing novel approaches, insights and strategies to climate adaptation that go beyond traditional architectural design methodologies, scales and considerations; by leveraging data, mapping and computational workflows along side local knowledge and embodied experiences to help realise complex; spatial relationships, material exchange and societal wellbeing in a changing climate.

Our current region of focus is the Indian Ocean and in particular the Maldives.




What We Do





An entangled ecology of approaches, scales of engagement and methods.

4D: spatial practice which openly engage with entangled value (eco)system
Island: a framing methodology to appraising and work within complex and dynamic systems at scale



How


highlevel on methodolgies and approach
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Why


Climate and social justice, radical transformation
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Who We Are



Ben Pollock and Oscar McDonald are both UK registered Architects and first started work on 4D Island in 2016 as an alternative mode of architectural practice with a focuses on issues around climate and ecology being an opportunity to collaborate with local stakeholders and share expertise to co-develop new ideas on non-extractive and regenerative design.

Collaborators
Ben Pollock <CV>

Oscar McDonald <CV>





Collaborators


Atollscape, Maldives
MSpace, Maldives
Space Syntax, London
Aisha Niyas (Environmental Consultant & Activist)
Nadh ha Naseer (Computational Urban Designer)





Contact & Info




We are open to ongoing collaborations and enquiries - emails us!

Email:
︎ 4d.island@gmail.com

Social:
︎  @4d_Island
︎  @4d_Island

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4D island is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company registered in England and Wales. Company no. 12636027

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