toddsaunders Photos & Videos

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This Thursday, Todd Saunders will join us at the National Music Centre for our fifth +CONTEXT lecture, “Destination”. His firm, Saunders Architecture, is most famous for the Fogo Island Inn, a project that revitalized a remote island in his home province of Newfoundland and has inspired people from all over the world to visit a previously little-known location in Canada. Join us for a design lecture that will explore the ways in which architecture can elevate a place to create a collective idea, an identity that registers beyond its location and draws people in. See link in bio for more info and tickets. Photo by Bent Rene Synnevag. @notbent #yycdesign #yycarchitecture #yycevents #calgaryevents #toddsaunders #fogoisland

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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

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One of the cool artist residences on #fogoisland... all designed by #toddsaunders. This one is called Squish Studio... and from what our local guide (who was born and raised there) told me, there’s only one agreement for the contemporary artists who stay: they must exhibit their new work at the @fogoislandinn for guests and locals before they leave. We had the opportunity to meet & talk with two artists visiting from Germany at one of the other residences (Long Studio). What a view from the office! #danalovesart #takemeback

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3 weeks ago

Don’t miss out on our restaurant and bar @lykkelojromsbaren. Nordic food and drinks with a modern twist.

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3 weeks ago

Goodbye Fogo Island. Arrivals and and departures seem to be a common theme in my life. I just left Fogo Island and am on my way to Maine to work on three new projects. The past three weeks have been grounding, touching, and helped define new purpose in my own life and architecture. Voltaire once wrote: «cultivate your garden». For the past 13 years, Fogo Island has been my architectural garden where I was fortunate enough to be given a chance to explore contemporary architecture in the Province where I grew up and love. Social media allows architects like myself to share photos of how we work internationally, but it may be interpreted incorrectly and send out the wrong message. I’m extremely grateful of our opportunities internationally, but I always encourage young architects to find “their architectural garden” in a place that they care for deeply. It’s extremely important to create local architecture that is specific to your chosen place. Chapter two for me on Fogo Island is now including several small houses, a schoolhouse restoration and future collaborations with students and small businesses to explore the unlimited possibilities of this island. My staff and I will be spending most of this Fall on the island. If you are interested in collaborations and or have any ideas for small community projects we would enjoy hearing from you. Thank you to all the people that I met on this trip and to the staff @fogoislandinn for taking care of me and making feel at home. #saundersarchitecture #toddsaunders #fogoisland #newfoundland #canada #safe #harbour

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3 weeks ago

Villa AT House by Todd Saunders PROJECT LOCATION: Søgne, along Norway’s southern coast. Completed in 2018. INSPIRATION: Villa AT emphasises and enhances the strong connection to landscape, promoting the best sightlines while also preserving a sense of intimacy and privacy. ‘We take pride in how our work respects the landscape,’ says Saunders, ‘and these clients knew the site intimately; where the sun went down, the best views, where the wind was the strongest, they would paddle kayak in the mornings and evenings – they knew everything about the land.’ UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Villa AT is located on a high vantage point, with an L-shaped floor plan pivots around a long curved glass façade, offering cinematic views of the landscape. The house stands in contrast to these boxy, conventional forms with a curving façade that uses wood in a fluid, contemporary way. Thin timber slats gently curve around the façade to create strong but soft forms. From a distance, the Villa AT has a serene, minimal appearance, but up close the rough texture of timber slats become apparent. OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION: Ultimately, Villa AT emphasises and enhances the strong connection to landscape. By combining contemporary forms and techniques with traditional materials, Villa AT demonstrates how materials and techniques can enhance the close relationship between place and form. #norway #architecture #house #design #siplicity #nature #bbforarchitecture #toddsaunders #bb4architecture

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4 weeks ago

An unique hotel must also have unique meeting venues, like our Orbs. With some proper Fika, it will make for a great meeting.

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4 weeks ago

Spoil your loved one. Or yourself.

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1 month ago

💛 #Repost @tmagazine #RoomOfTheDay : An artists' studio on the sparsely populated #FogoIsland , off the coast of Newfoundland. As part of the artists' residency program, the Fogo Island Arts corporation, six sculptural retreats were built by the architect #ToddSaunders — each space individually designed in response to the conditions of its site. Here, one of the compact buildings culminates in a desk by a window with views across an inland pool. From the book "Off the Grid: Houses for Escape" by @Dominic_Bradbury , out now from @ThamesandHudson. Photographed by Bent René Synnevåg.

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Todd Saunders designed 4 studios for Zita Cobb before beginning Fogo Island Inn. Artists are chosen and given residency for a period in one of them. I find them remarkable and surely a source of inspiration for those blessed to use them. Each require a hike to reach. None can be entered other than by the artist in residence. Their names are Squish Studio, Bridge Studio, Tower Studio and long Studio (not pictured). Two aspects of Tower Studio are shown. #toddsaundersarchitecture #toddsaunders #zitacobb #fogoislandinn #fogoisland #newfoundland #squishstudio #bridgestudio #towerstudio #supportingthearts

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Here’s an array of pictures that attempt to show the beauty of Fogo island inn. The architect, Todd Saunders, incorporated themes of local buildings such as the poles that support many of the local fish sheds. Scroll left to see pictures of each end of the Inn. The meal was a seafood dinner served in the hotel shed, a separate structure beyond the hotel. It was hosted by a local couple who began life with no electricity, no plumbing, and no roads on the island. Fascinating. They lived 11 miles apart and didn’t know each other’s town existed. The chandeliers in the dining room are made of rope tied together to look like local flowers. #fogoisland #fogoislandinn #toddsaunders #toddsaundersarchitecture #amazinghotel #newfoundland #topcanadianhotels

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@fogoislandinn is more than a simple (stellar) hospitality business - it is foremost creating sustainable value for the community through an ecosystem of coops, close relationships with Fogo Islanders (creating over 250 jobs on an island of 3000 people), and directly supporting artist residency. . The Inn is powered by renewable energy and filled with a treasure trove of local crafts (down to the cod and sea life themed wallpapers). . @paszturized . . . . . . . . . . . . . #csr #sustainablebusiness #hospitality #hotels #fivestarhotel #fogoisland #fogoislandinn #luxury #travel #canada #newfoundland #inspiration #sustainability #community #toddsaunders #nordicdesign #architecture

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1 month ago

Là où réside les artistes

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1 month ago

Nothing beats a room service breakfast.

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1 month ago

Where the essence of the Nordics is embodied.

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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

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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

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Sauna is a big thing in the Nordics, and that is why we have a sauna bench in all of our rooms. Turn on the heat and have a seat!

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Stockholm ready.

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2 months ago

Get a glimpse of our hotel from one of our guests perspective. Thanks a lot @ilmaniglia and welcome back!

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2 months ago

Let the interiors begin!

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2 months ago

Our little (not so little) pearl - @lykkelojromsbaren. Nordic food & drinks - with a modern twist. Have seat like nowhere else, the furnitures are made only for us. By Nordic designers - of course. 😌

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2 months ago

Our in-room shop features both the common items you might’ve forgotten, and something to bring home as a souvenir. Like a red Swedish Dala Horse.

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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

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2 months ago

The devil’s in the details. We use @bjorkandberries , that produces all of their products in Sweden, using as much locally sourced ingredients as possible. Björk, the Swedish word for birch, is also known as the life giving tree, which is one of their signature ingredients.

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2 months ago

What a lovely photo of the flowers at the front desk, by our guest @mich.zzz ☺️

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Always bright, thanks to the Swedish birch and marble from Ekebergs Gård. And the Nordic friendliness ☺️

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With the rain pouring outside, it’s a good day to explore the wine ”cellar”.

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2 months ago

Tomorrow at 5pm, we welcome @camilomusikk to Nordic Light Hotel - for the summers first Inner City Session. Swing by for some deep groovy house, beats, disco and more!

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Deep inside @lykkelojromsbaren , this table out of Swedish Ekeberg marble is perfect if you want that extra kind of privacy.

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Checkin’ out the city.

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2 months ago

Let us show you Nordic hospitality.

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3 months ago

Advice for men: if your main squeeze gets too crazy just drive her out to the mountains and leave her there so she can be free and happy 🏔

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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

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Breathtaking views through these gorgeous windows! @tagyyc working hard to install these gorgeous triple panes that showcase the natural landscape of @carraig.ridge development- what a pleasure to build this architectural dream design by @saundersarchitecture . . . . . #primanhomes #yychomes #yycluxuryhomes #canmore #yyccustombuild #toddsaunders #carraigridge #dreamhomes #calgarybuilder #luxuryhomesyyc #moderndesign #customhomes #contemporaryhomes #modernhome #yycliving #ghostlakealberta #yhouse #mountainliving #mountain 🗻 🔸PrimanHomes🔸 @primanhomes

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