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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Floating Sauna in Norway by Casagrande Laboratory

April 22nd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Casagrande Laboratory

World Architecture Community Award 2011

The Floating Sauna is a gift for the Rosendal community, a village at the end of the majestic Hardangerfjord in Norway. The sauna celebrates the ancient but still living connection between the human built environment and the great voice of the ocean. The Viking decedent Rosendal villagers are as natural with house building as with building their boats and the Floating Sauna lays somewhere in-between.

Floating Sauna

One enters the sauna by swimming or with a rowing boat. Inside the temperature can be on the top seats up to 80 degrees, but the cool ocean is just one step away. The hot sauna is moving and rocking according to the mood of the sea. The naked man inside is like a baby in the womb of nature.

The walls of the sauna are semi-transparent showing when the things are cooking. While sitting inside the sea literally feels like flowing in and the modern man is cleaned by nature.

Floating Sauna

The construction process was done in co-operation with the Art students from the Bergen Art Academy.


–    Platform 5 x 5 meters

–    Sauna 3 x 3 x 3 meters

–    Materials: wood, construction plastic, Jotul stove

Floating Sauna

Floating Sauna

Floating Sauna

Floating Sauna

Floating Sauna


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