A Finnish sauna room: around 90 C heat is enjoyed, especially in wintertime (-20 C outside) by sitting on wooden benches and throwing water on hot stones on the stove. Sweat and silence, mental purification and physical maintainance. A swim in cold water in between.
Anchored in the middle of the fjord, a level of privacy is maintained for bathers.
Little winter daylight comes through transparent walls. At night sauna shines as a floating lantern. Access with rowing boat only. Descending swimming straight through the floor of water. Using any kind of soap is prohibited due to ecological reasons.
Norwegian Jötul-oven, plastic walls, pinewood structure, stones, storm oil lantern, old oil barrels
Method: Built on shore and floated on site, anchored.
Floating sauna - background:
This project is possible to construct due to the warm Gulf-stream meeting the west coast of Norway, keeping the sea ice-free the whole year. In Finland sea is mostly ice-covered from December to April, and this sauna should be lifted ashore in wintertime.Area:
interior 9 m², total with floating dock 25 m²