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Todd Saunders: New Northern Houses

Dominic Bradbury, Todd Saunders


The first monograph about the houses of the major Nordic-Canadian architect Todd Saunders


Norway-based Canadian architect Todd Saunders’ unique approach, set in some of the most remote locations on earth, splices modern sculptural forms with a deeply rooted respect for nature, most famously in his Fogo Island Hotel and artists’ studios in Newfoundland. Rather than imposing themselves upon the countryside and coast, Saunders’ residential buildings seek a sensitive accommodation with the topography and the flora, fauna and treescapes of the landscapes they inhabit.

This is the first book to focus on Saunders’ houses and features eleven of his most recent and iconic projects across Scandinavia and Canada, many of which are in are stunning landscapes. Featuring a wealth of inspiring exterior and Nordic-style interior shots, each house is illustrated with photography specially commissioned for the book and are accompanied by texts written by Dominic Bradbury in close collaboration with the architect. Sections on process and ways of working, as well as Saunders’ inspirations and design philosophy are interwoven in separate sections, which include drawings, plans and photography.

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'Dominic Bradbury’s excellent text covers many unpublished projects, and the book is copiously illustrated with clearly drawn floorplans and striking photography'

'An immersive study complemented by brilliant architectural photography, which places the reader in a state of contemplative affection for the natural world'

'Stunning photography'
Architectural Record

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 26.0 x 30.0 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Illustrations: 280

Publication date: 21 October 2021

ISBN: 9780500343685

About the Author

Dominic Bradbury is a journalist and writer specializing in architecture and design. He is the author of many books on the subject, including Mid-Century Modern Complete, The Iconic Interior, Mediterranean Modern, New Natural Home, The Iconic House, Modernist Design Complete and The Iconic American House, all published by Thames & Hudson. Todd Saunders founded his practice, Saunders Architecture, in 1998. He has lived and worked in Bergen since 1996, following his studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax and McGill University in Montreal. He has lectured and taught at schools in Norway, Scandinavia and Canada and has been a visiting professor at The University of Quebec in Montreal and Cornell University in the US. He is perhaps most widely known around the world for his Fogo Island project encompassing a hotel and live-in artists’ studios.