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Bureau A Builds a Tiny Levitating Sauna On a Factory Rooftop in Geneva

by , 01/02/13
filed under: Architecture, Zero energy

Bureau A, sauna, Geneva, Swiss design, Jeremie Gindre , factory roof, wooden shelter, shed, Architecture, Zero energy

Floating above the roof of the old Kugler factory in the center of Geneva is a simple wooden sauna to be shared by local creatives. Its design is very basic, and it looks similar to an adapted DIY shed. The sauna’s access is through a small wooden catwalk that hovers a few feet above the factory roof.

The structure is made entirely from treated pinewood and its corrugated polycarbonate roof protects it from the elements. The minimal interior includes a wood-burning stove that provides enough heat and steam for sheltering during the snowy Swiss winters. During summer, the shed can be used as a space for reading, meditating or just getting away from it all.

+ Bureau A

Photo © Dylan Perrenoud

Via Ur Design

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