Submitted by Marco Casagrande

Floating Sauna

Norway Architecture News - Mar 10, 2010 - 19:47   11990 views


Constructed for the community of Rosendal, Norway the sauna in theHardangerfjord serves as a democratic centerpoint of the village.

Onecomes to the public sauna swimming or with a rowing boat, takes off theclothes and enters the bath. The floor is open to the sea, making itpossible to have a dip inside the sauna.

Thewalls are semi-transparent and pulsating according to the steam raisingup from the water thrown to the hot stones. All the village can seewhen the things are cooking.

Norwegians arethe masters of boat building, they are the original Vikings, and Finnscan not live without a sauna. The Floating Sauna is a happy marriagebetween the Finnish and Norwegian cultures.