Todd Saunders New Northern Houses
Norway-based Canadian architect Todd Saunders’ unique approach, set in some of the most remote locations on earth, splices modern sculptural forms with a deeply rooted respect for nature, most famously in his Fogo Island Hotel and artists’ studios in Newfoundland. Rather than imposing themselves upon the countryside and coast, Saunders’ residential buildings seek a sensitive accommodation with the topography and the flora, fauna and treescapes of the landscapes they inhabit. This is the first book to focus on Saunders’ houses and features eleven of his most recent and iconic projects across Scandinavia and Canada, many of which are in are stunning landscapes. Featuring a wealth of inspiring exterior and Nordic-style interior shots, each house is illustrated with photography specially commissioned for the book and are accompanied by texts written by Dominic Bradbury in close collaboration with the architect. Sections on process and ways of working, as well as Saunders’ inspirations and design philosophy are interwoven in separate sections, which include drawings, plans and photography.