Island retreat: Art studios with a relaxing slant

06 : 05 : 2012 Tourism : Buildings : Economy

Fogo Island, Canada – Norwegian practice Saunders Architecture has completed the latest of a series of six structures on Fogo Island in Newfoundland.

The artist studio is part of a project for the Shorefast Foundation, which aims to support the local community by revitalising the economy through arts and culture.

Saunders has designed six studios around the island, each to be used as residences for visiting artists. The contemplative spaces are deliberately hard to get to – The Tower studio can only be reached by hiking along the coastline from a nearby town.

The three-storey building features a single triangular window that cuts across one side of the structure. Slanted interior walls encourage the resident to recline and watch the view across the north Atlantic.

Overwhelmed by their always-on digital lives, consumers are increasingly seeking travel experiences that provide an escape and a place for contemplation. For more information, read our New Sublimity Tourism microtrend.

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