Fogo Island is the largest of the offshore islands of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The Island is quite small, home to only 3,000 people, but two community groups, The Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation, are committed to rejuvenating the history and culture of the island through arts. The joining foundations have commissioned Norwegian architect Todd Saunders to create six structures on the island, which will act as artists’ studios.
Three of these studios have already been completed, and now a fourth, titled the Tower Studio. The all black structure, which can only be reached by foot, tilts forward and backwards as it twists up towards the clouds. A large triangular skylight allows for an abundant amount of natural light to pour into the double-height artist’s studio on the second and third floors. The studio provides captivating views of the lake – mixed with the natural silence, the tower is sure to be inspirational place for an artist at work.
(Photography: Bent René Synnevåg)