Outdoor Saunas That Bring The Heat•
Posted on February 10 2023
Located in Tromsø’s harbor—an ideal location for viewing the northern lights—the floating Pust sauna was designed by Oslo-based firm Skapa Architects. Clad in Kebony wood, the exterior features a "fish flake" or "fiskehjell" design made from local pine. The interior is made entirely of black alder, except for the Valchromat lockers. The floating structure houses two locker rooms, indoor and outdoor showers, and the sauna.
A Timber-Clad Sauna in Chile
Hidden among the cypress trees, overlooking a lake in Chile’s Los Lagos region, this pint-sized retreat is situated strategically for optimal views of nature. Perched on steel stilts to avoid disrupting the land beneath it, the sauna is clad in gray oak siding to help camouflage it into the rocky landscape.
The Golden Egg Sauna in Northern Sweden
Artists Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström were tapped to create a public art installation that doubles as a sauna. Dubbed Solar Egg, the sauna was created to commemorate the rebirth and move of the mining town Kiruna in Northern Sweden. The exterior is clad in 69 polygons of gold-plated stainless steel, and the interior has a voluminous feel with a lofty ceiling and geometric wood walls.