A Floating Sauna In Sweden

View all 16 Photos

Beautifully integrated into its natural surroundings and context, this floating sauna conceptually links Sweden, Italy, and Japan. The structure stands on a floating platform, connecting the lake to the land and providing a relaxing space for the guests staying in the clients’ small bed and breakfast. Italian design team Small Architecture Workshop provided a creative take on Scandinavian design, while also using Japanese techniques to further blend the sauna into the landscape. Self-built by the studio, the project pays homage to nature and sustainability, with impact on the birch forest minimized by moving the sauna on the surface of the water.

The fir cladding features the traditional Shou Sugi Ban or Yakisugi technique, which burns the surface of the wood to protect the natural material against the elements and parasites. The black finish also helps to integrate the volume into its environment, as the outer walls complement the darkness of the water. The interior boasts alder wood which celebrates Scandinavian tradition. A glazed wall provides stunning views over the lake, helping guests relax completely and contemplate the beauty of nature. This floating sauna project was presented during the Superdesign Show 2017, held at Superstudio Più via Tortona 27, Milano in April 2017. Photographs© Small Architecture Workshop.

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Sheffield Residence

    A refined one-story house that celebrates the memory of a site with contemporary and sustainable…

  • House Inside a Ruin

    A modern home built inside the envelope of an old brick farmhouse. Located in a…

  • Church of Beatified Restituta

    A spectacular modern church designed with poetic details full of meaning. Architect Marek Jan Štěpán…

  • Casa R

    A minimalist concrete house nestled in a rocky landscape on the island of Corsica. Located…

  • House in Algaida

    An agricultural shed transformed and expanded into a house with a two-story studio. Nestled in…

  • Castaños House

    A concrete and glass house designed with open spaces and an interior courtyard. Located a…

  • Lahao Stone Houses

    The revitalization of a rural area with respectfully designed guest rooms that blend into the…

  • Dutchess County Farmhouse

    A 200-year-old farmhouse tastefully renovated into a modern home. Located on a pastoral property in…

  • Camp Adventure

    A treetop walkway and observation tower nestled in a protected forest in Denmark. Located about…

  • The Kabinka Prefab Cabin

    A compact prefab cabin designed with a DIY-friendly installation method that requires only basic tools….

Take me there

  • Nobis Hotel Copenhagen

    Classic and modern styles come together in this high-end hotel’s sophisticated design. Designed by architect…

loader