Located just outside the small town of Tilting on the eastern end of Fogo Island, Squish Studio sits atop a rocky strip of coastline that could rival Italy’s western coast. The ground beneath the studio is so rocky and uneven that the southern end of the building is raised up by 20 feet to maintain a level floor surface inside.
Designed by Saunders Architecture, Squish Studio provides all its own heating and power. It is equipped with a compost toilet, a small kitchenette, and a wood-burning stove. Power is supplied by stand-alone solar panels, mounted on an adjacent hilltop. At night, the studio, illuminated by the soft glow of its solar-powered lighting, appears as a lantern or a lighthouse placed strategically on a rocky cliff, overlooking the North Atlantic.