saundersarchitecture Photos & Videos

5 days ago

Building a cabin 😅

6 days ago

Spirit of place. #tbt

2 weeks ago

Lecture in Calgary September 12th. The title of my upcoming lecture will be DESTINATIONS. “Architecture has the potential to elevate a place beyond a location in space to create a destination: an idea, an impulse, an identity that distills the essence of that place and draws people in.” (Description by organizers). For more information on the lecture, contact @carraig.ridge #saundersarchitecture #toddsaundersarchitecture #toddsaunders #lecture #calgary #alberta #canada #carraigridge #incontext

2 weeks ago

Last day in August😳

3 weeks ago

The walk was a lot longer than it appeared to get to this artist house. Another beauty designed by @saundersarchitecture and nestled on the shores of Fogo Island.

3 weeks ago

Working inside - progress⁉️😳

3 weeks ago

New Dawn Fades.

4 weeks ago

Stegastein viewpoint, floating above Aurlandsfjord; beautiful architecture hand in hand with one of fjord Norway’s best views 🙌 Designed by the renowned and internationally recognized Saunders Architecture, this iconic viewpoint delivers incredible panoramas all year round - easily accessible by road and surrounded by awesome nature - a must for those visiting the area! . . . . . . #stegastein #view #viewpoint #spectacular #saundersarchitecture #world #unesco #newseason #visitflam #winter #fjord #skiing #snow #frozen #winterviews #views #stunning #amazing #norway #peaks #fjords #vikings #culture #travel #goviking #explore #norway #fjord #fjords #mood

1 month ago

Too much .....?😳😊

1 month ago

Exploring beautiful landscapes and architecture is a favourite pastime!

1 month ago

Fogo Island Part Two. For the past few weeks I have been wandering around Fogo Island on foot, bike and kayak. A few years ago I bought an old school house that always fascinated me in a small village called Barr’d Islands just a five minute walk from @fogoislandinn. I will be working on this little personal project this coming Fall. There will be no chosen function or title for what the building will be or used for. The only thing I know is that this building was worth saving and will become a place of unusual stories and something will unfold that will make life more interesting. I will post photos as we go. #saundersarchitecture #toddsaunders #fogoisland #newfoundland #canada

1 month ago

Long Studio. One of four beautiful artist studios on the shore of Fogo Island. Lots of design inspiration on this trip so far!

1 month ago

Invisible(?) doors in the making 😅

1 month ago

Love the skylight effect 😊

1 month ago

Lines 😊😅

1 month ago

@villaaustevoll is nearing completion. The following photos are from a beautiful Friday afternoon site visit with colleagues and some friends. The project is located on the island of Austevoll about 30 minutes south of Bergen. These are just quick IPhone shots and we will hopefully post better photos of the finished project in the coming year. #saundersarchitecture #toddsaunders #austevoll #norway

1 month ago

Norway, you are a beauty. Thank you Todd and Dorottya for sharing your incredible space @little_white_house_bergen with us...honestly, a designers dream! Hope to come back again some day! Tomorrow off to Finland to see family and friends 🧡 . . . . #bergen #norway #visitnorway #interiorspaces #interiordream #nordnes #minimalism #hygge #scandinaviandesign #scandinavian #nordic #nordicdesign #ig_norway #toddsaunders #bestairbnb #saundersarchitecture #hyggehome #ainoandcotravel #kitchendreams #simplicity

1 month ago

Day 2 on Fogo Island. • • Quick and refreshing plunge into the V E R Y cold North Atlantic.• • • Rock hike along the shore outside the Inn. Have you ever seen Free Solo? Yeah, we can do that now. 😂 • • Bath and nap with a view • • Visit to the Woodshop where they built all the furniture in traditional Newfoundland style for the Inn and now for others… and then to Growlers, the local ice cream shop.🍦 • • We watched two fascinating documentaries in the Inn’s cinema: “Hand.Line.Cod" about the history of the cod fishing industry in Fogo. And “Strange and Familiar” about Zita Cobb, the Fogo-native visionary behind @shorefastfogoisland and @fogoislandinn as well as the brilliant architect and Gander native Todd Saunders @saundersarchitecture who designed the Inn. • • Hung out a bit in the Inn’s library reading about the local houses and what life was like a hundred years ago. • • We ended the day with a “Community Supper” in “The Shed” with other hotel guests hosted by locals Aubrey and Marie. 🦞🦀 • • Off today for a morning hike to Brimstone Head and Simms Beach and then an art workshop with a local artist.🤗 • • #Fogo #FogoIslandInn #ZitaCobb #Newfoundland #hiking #ShoreFast #SaundersArchitecture #adventuretravel # #lifelifeforaliving #buildyourliferesume

1 month ago

Congratulations to the Fogo Island Inn for being ranked as the best hotel in Canada by @travelandleisure and as one of the top 100 hotels in the world. // We would like to thank Zita Cobb and the Shorefast Foundation for choosing us for their projects. When they chose us, we were a young company and never designed a hotel. Thank you for believing in us. // We would also like to thank all the people that made this project successful. Architecture was just a small part, but the people that helped build and now run this handmade building are the main reason this place is successful. It’s a nice feeling to hear warm and positive stories from people who have visited from all parts of the world. // @fogoislandinn @shorefastfogoisland @fogoislandarts @fogo_island_fish #saundersarchitecture #toddsaunders #fogoisland #newfoundland #canada

2 months ago

We are really excited that Fogo Island Shed is longlisted for the 2019 @dezeen awards. 267 projects made the list. Over 4500 project from 87 countries entered. We are grateful and would like to thank all the people that helped design and build this project. It’s a small building that will hopefully make special memories to people for years to come. Thank you @fogoislandinn for the joyful process and thank you to @notbent for the photos and the years of collaboration. #dezeen #dezeenawards #saundersarchitecture #toddsaunders #fogoislandinn #newfoundland #canada

2 months ago

What do you think...?

2 months ago

Match 😅

2 months ago

Terraces 😅☀️

4 months ago

Sunset 🌅

4 months ago

Big weekend for Fogo Island Arts. Lots of studios to visit and talks to attend. Some of my photography will be on display at the St. Patrick's Parish Hall in Tilting from 10AM-4PM today. There will be poetry readings (by Dan Murphy) and a concert this evening, also at the Parish Hall. Come on out and support your fave local artists. If you are in Barr'd Islands, check out M'Liz Keefe's Joe Keefe Studio and also Janice Thomson's Tidal Art Studio in Joe Batt's. Art is life! Here's the schedule for today. Saturday, May 18 10:30am-4:00pm Artist studios in Barr’d Islands, Joe Batt’s Arm, and Tilting open for visits (See Arts Weekend maps for locations) 4:30-5:00pm Niko Abramidis & NE: The Great To-Do List Long Studio 5:00-6:00pm Artist Liam Gillick in conversation with curator Defne Ayas Long Studio 9:00pm-12:30am Poetry readings and music by Dan Murphy, Carol Penton, Maureen Foley, Joan Foley Mike Penton, and Amy Rowsell St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, Tilting #fia #fogoislandarts #amblingoutportlife #artislife #saundersarchitecture #fogoisland #newfoundlandandlabrador #explorenl #explorecanada #nlarchitecture #outportarchitecture #architecture #squish #squishstudio

4 months ago


4 months ago

Architect and McGill alum Todd Saunders ( @saundersarchitecture ) surprised and delighted the Shaver group today with an invitation to his studio and private home in Bergen, Norway. The seven Shaver scholars, all graduating from U3, are traveling in Norway for two weeks with Annmarie Adams ( @annmarie_adams ). | #mcgillarchitecture

4 months ago

Look how far we've come—Happy 6th Birthday to our Inn. We are so happy to be celebrating all the wonderful memories, friends, community members, and guests who have passed through our doors since our opening in 2013. And we even have @tawsewinery on-site today to help us toast to many more. Cheers!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #Happybirthday #flashback #birthday #celebrations #architecture #tawsewinery #saundersarchitecture #newfoundlandandlabrador #fogoisland #travel #cheers #fogoislandinn #explorenl #explorecanada #travellermade #nltourism #goremote #natgeo #natgeolodges #natgeoexpeditions

4 months ago

Skylight closing in😅

4 months ago

@saundersarchitecture 's new Fogo Island Shed expands the remit of the artistic and creative community on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Architectural inspiration has been drawn from the vernacular forms of the region’s traditional fishermen’s stages and houses. Essentially a simple timber shed, the structure uses the studio’s trademark tilted and twisted geometry to create visual drama, as part of the wild Fogo Island landscape and from within the building itself. Whether anchored to the land or set on stilts above the shoreline, the shed is a fundamental part of Fogo Island’s heritage. The building has no electricity—a deliberate throwback to a simpler age that has the effect of focusing the mind, increasing awareness of the seasons and the light. ‘It has a strong atmosphere, like the cabin I grew up in as a kid,’ Todd Saunders explains, ‘we had kerosene lamps and when it got dark outside, you went over to candlelight. It slowed things down.'⠀ ⠀ #saundersarchitecture #fogoislandshed #theshed #architecture #design #fogoislandinn #fogoisland #explorecanada #explorenl #travellermade #natgeo #natgeolodges #nltourism #goremote

4 months ago

Join @FogoIslandArts for the inaugural Arts Weekend at Fogo Island Inn from May 16-19, 2019. The event is an initiative to establish a contemporary art and ideas-focused weekend of special events, guest speakers, programs and exhibitions. The weekend will feature a selection of distinguished speakers, a new exhibition at the Fogo Island Gallery by celebrated Canadian painter Brenda Draney, and upwards of 15 local artists, craftspeople and performers showing their work in a multitude of contexts including site-specific interventions, occupations of heritage buildings, and independent exhibitions. ⠀ ⠀ #FIArtsweekend #fogoisland #fogoislandinn #art #contemporaryart #fogoislandarts #squishstudio #architecture #saundersarchitecture #natgeolodges #travellermade #explorecanada #explorenl

5 months ago

Easter 🐣