the fogo island inn opens its doors to the public
the fogo island inn opens its doors to the public the fogo island inn opens its doors to the public
oct 27, 2013

the fogo island inn opens its doors to the public

‘fogo island inn’ by saunders architecture, fogo island, newfoundland, canada
image © iwan baan
all images courtesy of saunders architecture




as of this june, the fogo island inn by saunders architecture and the shorefast foundation has opened its doors to the public. privileged to be located on one of the most wondrous sites in the world, the contemporary 29-room hotel offers much more than unrivaled views over the rugged terrain. the ground level oriented along the  east-west axis contains a curated art gallery, dining room, bar, lounge, library. in the floors above you can enjoy the gym, meeting rooms, cinema, and rooftop saunas and hot tubs overlooking the atlantic. traditional craftsmanship has been renewed throughout the construction and detailing of the project. wood burning stoves in the private bedrooms recall a social vernacular within a a contemporary setting, offering visitors a more authentic experience to the island’s cultural history with all the comforts and luxuries of modern design.


for more information on the project’s background see designboom’s previous coverage here.



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angled columns holding up the upper volume containing the rooms
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rooftop hot tub
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dining hall
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(left) two-story suite
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(right) sauna hallway
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bedroom with views over the atlantic
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image © iwan baan



living room
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project info:



architects: saunders architecture; sheppard case architects inc (local architect)
design team: todd saunders, ryan jørgensen, joseph kellner, attila béres, nick herder
structural engineering: dba consulting engineers ltd.
mechanical and electrical engineering: crosbie engineering ltd., sustainable edge ltd., odyssey mechanical inc., bayview electrical ltd., jenkins power sheet metal
construction supervision: shorefast foundation; anthony cobb, russ petten, dave torraville, keith budgell
site design supervision: kingman brewster, anis sobhani
interiors consultants: rintala eggertsson architects (sauna area), studioilse, 2h interior design, tongtong, designholmen
graphic design and wayfinding: bruce mau design, designholmen, kristina ljubanovic
lighting consultant: dark tools
landscape design: shorefast foundation with consultation from cornelia oberlander, james floyd associates, todd boland and tim walsh, m.u.n. botanical garden
furniture, textiles and wallpaper: ineke hans, studiomama, glass hill, donna wilson, simon jones, scp, élaine fortin, tjep, kym greeley, erika stephens-moore, martine myrup, nick herder, yvonne mullock, chris kabel, winds and waves craft guild, mike paterson, shorefast foundation workshop, eric ratkowski, jessica waterman
manufacturers: shorefast foundation (furniture and millwork), land and sea steel, bauhaus windows and doors, delta windows and doors, cottles island lumber company ltd., forest floors, elte and ginger’s, stone tile international inc., arancia lighting, flash reproductions
client: shorefast foundation; zita cobb, anthony cobb, alan cobb
built area: 4,500 m² (gross)
design phase: 2006–2010
construction phase: june 2010–june 2013

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