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The Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation commissioned Todd Saunders to design a series of six artists’ studios on various Fogo Island locations.
The organisation is committed to preserving the Islanders’ traditions and aims at rejuvenating the island through the arts and culture.
This commission had an additional and far more personal resonance to the architect. This would be a chance for not only experimenting with traditional architectural forms, methods and materials in a unique location, but also for working in Newfoundland, where Saunders grew up.
Location: Fogo Island, Canada
Client: The Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation
Architects: Saunders Architecture – www.saunders.no
Size: 120 m2
Status: Completed 2010-2012
Photos: Iwan Baan
Credits: Todd Saunders with Ryan Jørgensen, Joseph Kellner, Attila Béres, Ken Beheim-Schwarzbach, Colin Hertberger, Rubén Sáez López, Soizic Bernard, and Nick Herder