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Saturday, 2 June 2007

Secret Sauna

If you want to build something in Sweden, you sometimes 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 facade is windowless; a water proof drape covers the facade on the other side. The sauna has a pointed traditional roof as well, to accomplish this intriguing scam. The front facade 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 neighbors from peaking in as well.

Secret Sauna when opened
Secret Sauna when closed