—You would definitely appreciate that beautiful coastline just sitting on the rocks, but the addition of an intriguing building seems to make things just a bit more interesting.
As part of their ongoing commitment to preserve the Fogo Island’s traditions and to promote the area via arts and culture, the Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation commissioned Saunders Architecture to design a series of six artists’ studios on various Fogo Island locations. The Squish Studio is one of the six. Clearly I’m a shameful Canadian, because I’ve never even heard of the Fogo Islands.
The angular structure of the Squish Studio strongly juxtaposes itself against the rolling coastline of the Fogo Islands. Typically, the architect takes some cues from the surrounding context and incorporates those cues into the design. In this case however, Saunders seems to have done the opposite to great effect. I can only imagine what the resident artist is coming up with in there.
By the way, check out the rest of the buildings in this series. Trust me.
Typically, our architecture posts at Inqmind are contemporary and progressive, but how do you describe a building that was originally designed 130 years ago and is STILL under construction? How about out of this world and ahead of its time?
Located in Zaragoza, Spain and designed by J-Uno Architects, the “Whale” (as the students have lovingly called it due to it’s rather generous proportions) was created to increase space for structured and recreational play to occur on.