Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Secret Sauna

2007-07-01
Visiondivision helps a client to escape the oppression from the local regulations by building a Secret Sauna.
Feautured at http://www.archidose.org/, http://www.mimoa.eu/, http://www.mocoloco.com/, http://www.monogocoro.jp/ to mention a few.


If you want to build something in Sweden, you have to neglect your architectural aspirations and desires, and build something comprehensible and conventional to please the Swedish building regulations.

So at a first glance this sauna may appear to be an anonymous wooden cabin, with no architectural features or ambition. The front façade is windowless; a water proof drape covers the façade on the other side. The sauna has a pointed traditional roof as well, to accomplish this intriguing scam.

The front façade is actually a door, and when it is opened, the cabin changes its appearance completely.
Now you have a magnificent view over the archipelago, and the door/wall creates an intimate space with the guest hut next to the sauna. The wall prevents the neighbours from peaking in as well.

3 comments:

Jamie said...

Sweet!

Lucy Eury said...

What a brilliant architectural design. This secret sauna idea is very clever. You wouldn’t really think that inside it is a stunning sauna. It looks like just a small storage area. And the spot is absolutely perfect. The pristine view of the lake makes your sauna bathing more relaxing. ->iHealth Saunas

John, Kingston, Canada said...

This is beautiful!