The Finnish architectural office Avanto sauna imagined this contemporary and sleek design. Creation of a crowned first prize "Habitare 2009".
The "Habitare 2009" design competition invited participants to create a space or architecture on an area of 5 meters by 6 meters by simply stacking pieces of wood. In response to the question asked, the architects of Avanto proposed this contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional Finnish sauna. In these 30 square meters, the "Kyly" sauna ("sauna" or "bath" in old Karelian) thus offers a sculpted and fluid space where changing rooms, shower, bath, sauna area and fireplace follow one another and overlap. Its design makes it easily removable, the "Kyly" sauna can be moved and reused in other places.
On their website, architects specify: "Kyly is an old Karelian word and means clustering or sauna bathing. The competition entry for Habitare 09 design competition is built by simply laying massive logs over Each Other was stud five by six meters resulting and in an intimate Composition of several spaces. Using a massive binds structure a lot of carbon dioxide. Moreover the structure is easy to dismantle and to put up again for future use. Kyly is a modern interpretation of a traditional log sauna. The sequence of spaces starts by stepping two steps away from the ballyhoo of the surroundings and entering an enclosed dressing room a shower space is set one step further Reviews The most intimate space is uppermost -... the sauna There est aussi a furo bath and an area for a fire a rich composition of spaces is created with very simple. . The means clustering smell, texture and acoustic properties of solid wood create a strong atmosphere - calm a wooden nest ".
Photo credits: Kai Kuusisto
To learn more, visit the site ofAvanto Architects.