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When the Strange Meets the Familiar: Saunders Architecture on Fogo Island

04:30 - 5 October, 2015

Fogo is a small, rocky outcrop off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, with a population of just over 2000 people. Its sub-arctic natural landscape of lakes, rivers and mountains is interspersed by eleven small settlements and has now become the scene for a collection of follies, studios and residences designed by Norwegian practice Saunders Architecture. Most recently, Fogo's rocky wilderness and contemporary architectural interest—reminiscent of the land around Todd Saunders' current home city of Bergen—has been captured in a one-hour documentary film directed by Marcia Connolly and Katherine Knight, entitled Strange & Familar: Architecture on Fogo Island.

Fogo Island Inn / Saunders Architecture

01:00 - 22 October, 2013
Fogo Island Inn / Saunders Architecture, © Iwan Baan
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Main Street, Fogo, NL A0G, Canada
  • Category

  • Local Architects

    Sheppard Case Architects
  • Design Team

    Todd Saunders, Ryan Jørgensen, Joseph Kellner, Attila Béres, Nick Herder
  • Area

    4500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs