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

Posted By Ana Lisa On January 2, 2013 @ 1:30 pm In Architecture,Zero energy | No Comments

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Floating above the roof of the old Kugler factory in the center of Geneva [6] 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 [7] and steam for sheltering during the snowy Swiss [8] winters. During summer, the shed can be used as a space for reading, meditating or just getting away from it all.

+ Bureau A [3]

Photo © Dylan Perrenoud

Via Ur Design [9]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/bureau-a-builds-a-tiny-levitating-sauna-on-a-factory-rooftop-in-geneva/bureau-a-rooftop-wooden-sauna-2/?extend=1

[3] Bureau A: http://www.a-bureau.com/

[4] Jeremie Gindre: http://www.jeremiegindre.ch/

[5] sauna: http://inhabitat.com/zero-energy-huginn-muninn-sauna-on-stilts-inspired-by-norse-mythology/

[6] Geneva: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva

[7] heat: http://inhabitat.com/self-sufficient-shipping-container-sauna-box-will-get-you-hot-steamy/

[8] Swiss: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss

[9] Ur Design: http://www.urdesign.it/index.php/2012/10/29/rooftop-sauna-in-geneva-by-bureau-a-jeremie-gindre/

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