Fogo the island as part of the Republic of Cape Verde, which is an active volcano Fogo. The area of island is 476 seq km and Population is 37,071 people.
Fogo is a unique place, as if specially created for privacy creative people, which is sometimes necessary to turn away from earthly cares and vanities of the world. It has long been aware of the problems of the island and its indigenous population. That is why the program of conservation of life of indigenous people, culture and the rejuvenation of the old traditions was established house Fogo Island Studios. Fund Shorefast and Fogo Island Arts Corporation ordered the Norwegian architect Todd Saunders to design six studios for artists in different parts of the Canadian island of Fogo (Fogo). The architects had to preserve the landscape, construct a building in an effort to maximize the preservation of local traditions.
For Todd Saunders it was a chance to experiment with the traditional architectural form, conventional materials, using their own methods of construction. Art and architecture should attract artists to modernize the island and cause impact on the professional architectural world. With type of construction, when the building is based on the one hand - on the concrete foundation, and on the other - on poles, like the studio can be built anywhere in the island.
In addition, similar homes previously made in the workshops of the island in the winter and spring mounted on the ground. Todd Saunders was born in 1969 in Canada. He graduated from the College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and McGill University in Montreal. He worked in Austria, Germany and other European countries. Since 1997 he lives and works in Norway, opened his studio Saunders Architecture in Bergen.
Architecture of the building must respond to the changing seasons on the island. Therefore, the concept was to create a space linear shape formed from three separate pieces. Outdoor terrace under the roof is used in the spring. The central part of the house remains open and is used in the hot summer days.