If you’re searching for your next weekend getaway, romantic retreat, or excuse to relax to the max, look no further. Artistic design firm Small Architecture Workshop has created the ideal escape in a blackened-wood sauna, and placed it on a floating platform in the middle of a lake in Amot, Sweden.
The structure was built over a two-week period to complement a couple’s bed and breakfast located nearby, in a densely-wooded area, a few hours from Stockholm. The sauna, which accommodates up to eight people, boasts an impressive façade adorned with alder wood – an authentic Scandinavian material, utilized in sauna construction. Opposite its wooden face, the sauna touts a transparent wall that allows visitors to take in their tranquil surroundings.
In addition to the sexy architecture, the sauna maintains several functional elements including; a sheltered area that doubles as a dressing room, storage space for additional firewood, and a wooden protrusion surrounding the structure. This allows tourists to step outside and take in some fresh air, if they need a break.
Small Architecture Workshop is a collaboration of three designers; Andrea Masperi, Giulio Marchesi, and Valerio Panella. This is just the beginning for the three architects. They have an entire series of installations planned to extend additional services to tourists.