Todd Saunders New Northern Houses

Dominic Bradbury

A lavish monograph featuring the houses of the major Nordic-Canadian architect Todd Saunders.

Description

Norway-based Canadian architect Todd Saunders has a unique understanding of the arctic landscape. His designs, set in some of the most remote locations on earth, splice modern sculptural forms with a deeply rooted respect for nature. His care for the natural landscape can be seen in his work, such as the Fogo Island Inn and the artists studios in Newfoundland. Rather than imposing themselves upon the countryside and coast, Saunders’s buildings seek a sensitive accommodation within the topography, among the icy flora, fauna, and treescapes of the landscapes they inhabit.

This volume focuses on Saunders’s residential designs and includes eleven of his most recent projects across Scandinavia and Canada, photographed amid their dramatic landscapes. Specially commissioned photography for the book includes a wealth of inspiring exterior and Nordic-style interior shots and each entry is accompanied by descriptions written by Dominic Bradbury in close collaboration with the architect. Sections on process and ways of working, as well as Saunders’s inspirations and design philosophy are interwoven in separate sections, which include drawings, plans, and photography. Todd Saunders is a dazzling monograph of a Nordic-inspired designer at the height of his powers.

Contributors

Dominic Bradbury

Author

Dominic Bradbury is a journalist and writer specializing in architecture and design. He writes for many magazines and newspapers in the UK and internationally, including Wallpaper*, World of Interiors, House & Garden, Vogue Living, The Telegraph, The Times, and the Financial Times. His many books include Mid-Century Modern Complete, The Iconic Interior, Mountain Modern, Waterside Modern, and most recently, Off the Grid: Houses for Escape.