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The sauna contains a bench, a log burner and views out to the alps.
The sauna was built to host up to three people and features a sloped roof, a wooden stove, a bench, translucent glass windows and an exterior deck.
Art Et Design
Lausanne University of Art and Design graduate Trolle Rudebeck Haar has built a pre-fabricated floating sauna, which offers views over the Alps, using local wood.
Pale wood, curtains and redbrick flooring was used in the restaurant, while dark wood with matching red epoxy flooring creates a more private atmosphere in the saunas.
By nestling the restaurant building into the stepped form, two terraces have been created – one, more sheltered, at the same level as the restaurant and a roof terrace atop it, shielded by the black wood cladding surrounding the building.
The wooden form steps down a rocky slope on the bank of the lake, with smaller steps at either end providing access to the jetties and water and oversized steps wide enough for small tables creating areas for informal gathering.
The northeastern side of the centre is hugged by a cladding of black wooden boards that extend upwards to block views of the steps and bring more privacy to the space.
Light In The Dark
The design aims to strengthen the relationship to the waterfront while also providing multi-purpose community space to be used by both tourists and locals.
Building A Sauna
Spa Day At Home
The sauna is raised above the ground using four wooden stilts in order to minimise its impact on the surrounding environment.
Institute Of Contemporary Art
Australian art and architecture collective Studio Rain has installed a temporary sauna next to a Melbourne's Yarra River, which is prefabricated and off-grid so that it can be built, disassembled and reused without the use of heavy machinery.
Japanese Soaking Tubs
Unlike many back-garden outbuildings created in the UK that contain office space, the Dark Spa is dedicated to leisure. It contains a sauna, Japanese soaking tub, shower, gym and relaxation room with a fold-down bed.
As its name suggests, the Dark Spa was designed to contrast to the extension's pale brick exterior, and is clad in charred black timber.
Built In Storage
More than 95 per cent of the timber used for this sauna in Finland was sourced, processed and constructed locally, helping to minimise the carbon footprint.
The Arctic Sauna Pavilion, located by a lake in Lapland, Finland, has a distinctive geometric shape with walls that have been tilted outwards. This is a traditional way of making storage buildings in Lapland to stop the timber wall construction from getting wet.
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Japanese Tea House
Finnish studio Toni Yli-Suvanto Architects has created a black timber pavilion that functions both as a sauna and a hub for social activities.
Living In Boston
Open Plan Kitchen
Inside, Sommarhus H is divided into two zones. The left zone hosts the private spaces, including bedrooms and a south-facing sauna that looks out onto the beach.
A sauna in Seattle floats on a lake on a pontoon that users can swim off in between sessions. Built after the local community raised funds with Kickstarter donations, WA Sauna can be reached by kayak or boat.
Built on a sledge base, Denizen Sauna can be towed off its island in Finland and onto a frozen lake. Once out on the ice, a hole can be cut through the crust to make the perfect plunge pool to round off the full Scandinavian sauna experience.
Students from an architecture school in Oslo built The Bands as part of their graduate show. The seaside sauna steps down over the rocky coast, creating terraces for users to sit, soak in a sunken hot tub, or picnic on the built-in barbecues.
Sunken Hot Tub
Cabin In The Woods
Perched on a craggy outcrop on the shore of Lake Huron, Grotto is a private sauna with a cavernous interior of curving cedar-clad benches, nooks and porthole windows.
German architecture collective Modulorbeat repurposed concrete components normally used to build underground mines to create a vertical sauna shaft in Germany.
Decades of iron ore mining in Kiruna destabilised the land under the town and now the whole settlement is being relocated. To help residents worried about the loss of community spirit in the move, artist duo Bigert & Bergström created this sculptural sauna.
Local residents worked with Berlin-based studio Raumlabor to build the Gothenburg Public Sauna. A wooden bridge projects out in to a harbour to link the sauna on stilts, which is clad in sheets of rusty corrugated metal.
Small Architecture Workshop avoided disturbing any nature on the banks around a lake in Åmot, Sweden, by building a sauna for tourists on a floating platform.
Recycled Glass Bottles
Taking design cues from the the bathing carriages of prudish Victorians, skincare brand Haeckels built a sauna on wheels that can be rolled down the beach in Margate.