As I am researching places to stay on our upcoming Canada trip, I came across this amazing boutique hotel - Fogo Island Inn - located on a remote island outside Newfoundland, Canada.
This architectural masterpiece is designed by Newfoundland born architect Todd Saunders of Saunder Architecture - now based in Bergen, Norway. With a strong nod to the local heritage of the traditional fishing huts, which were temporary timber structures, the architecture of Fogo Island Inn is a modern take on these simple buildings - teamed with clean, contemporary lines.
Constructed mainly from timber - the white painted cladding, timber stilt foundation and the dramatic cantilevered position on the rugged rocks make this a truly amazing place unlike no other.
Complete with 29 5-star rooms with floor to ceiling views over the Altantic ocean, restaurant and entertainment areas, saunas and hot tubs, the hotel also commissioned Saunder Architecture to add six small artist studios on various points of the island, in a way to preserve and showcase the local islanders traditions, arts and culture.
Credits: Todd Saunders with Ryan Jørgensen, Joseph Kellner and Attila Béres
Photographers: Iwan Baan, Alex Fradkin, Bent René Synnevåg