Floating Sauna

Floating Sauna
spolupráce:studenti Västlands Kunstakademie, Bergen
Address: Hardangerfjord, Rosendal, Norway
Investor:vesnice Rosendal
Area:9 m2
Built Up Area:25 m2

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
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Matej Farkas
28.08.09 09:39
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