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Architecture from Commission to Construction by Jennifer Hudson

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Long Studio

Saunders Architecture

Location: Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada

Principal use: Artists’ studio

Client: Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation

Site area: 2,000 m2 (21,527¾ ft2)

Interior area: 120 m2 (1,291¾ ft2)

Total build area: 211 m2 (2,271 ft2)

Design period: June 2008 – June 2009

Construction period: June 2009 – June 2011

Budget: N/A. The Long Studio acted as a test trial for the costing and building techniques of the subsequent studios.

The rocky outcrop of Fogo Island lies an hour’s ferry ride from the coast of Newfoundland, itself one of the most isolated parts of the world. Symptomatic of rural communities in remote areas, its population of 2,700 is in serious decline, previous generations having earnt ...

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