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Studio Puisto completes Saunaravintola Kiulu with steps down to a lake
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.
Studio Rain erects translucent flat-pack sauna on banks of Yarra River
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.
Neil Dusheiko Architects contrasts pale-brick extension with charred-wood garden sauna
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.
Toni Yli-Suvanto Architects creates angular black timber Arctic Sauna Pavilion
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.
10 steamy saunas to sweat it out in colder climes
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.
Small Architecture Workshop's charred-wood sauna floats on Swedish lake
Keen to mitigate the visual impact of the building in its natural habitat, the architects opted to treat the outside wood using the traditional Japanese technique of Yakisugi. The wooden cladding is burnt to oxidate it and make it resistant to weather and parasites without using harmful chemicals.