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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,Environment,Zero energy | No Comments
Swiss practice Bureau A and artist Jeremie Gindre built a tiny wooden sauna on top of a factory’s roof in Geneva. The shelter rests gently on strong wooden beams overlooking artist studios, and it's surrounded by an industrial landscape that contrasts nicely with its minimal design.
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.
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Photo © Dylan Perrenoud
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