DW Sauna

Photos courtesy of Tiina Tervo

Photos courtesy of Tiina Tervo

Åland, Finland

In Åland, like most of Scandinavia, the sauna is one of the main social functions of the home. Our client had tried, unsuccessfully for many years, to obtain planning permission for a sauna. The planners do, however, allow the creation of mobile structures and so we built the sauna on runners to allow the sauna to be towed onto the frozen shores for a refreshing plunge into the icy waters during the winter months.

The sauna was built by us from local materials including the internal cladding that was bought 12 years ago when our client first applied for planning permission.

Area: 6m²  ・  Budget: £3k  ・  Summer 2011
Client: Private