Wood has a strong tradition in Finland and still is used as a major construction material in building buildings and saunas.
For the mini-structure, a plywood box of two squared meters and array of Spruce beams and planks were available to us. The ‘program’: a sloped roof, a weathering facade, and functioning interior with hanging benches. Beams and planks of various dimensions were used for the cladding and benches and montage-techniques. Trial and error on-site produced a sensual space and working sauna.
Location: Espoo, Helsinki, finnland
Year completed: 2012
Construction time: 3 weeks
Surface: 4 sqm
Material: Plywood, Spruce cladding
Team: 12 architects from different european universities
Location: Aalto University