A Contemporary Wooden Sauna On The Sea

Categories: Building Methods

Students from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design recently completed ‘The Bands,’ a larch-clad sauna and terrace built atop a rocky quay. Completed in just four weeks in Kleivan, Lofoten, Norway, the wooden structure was created as part of the students’ semester-long design/build project for the Scarcity and Creativity Studio.  The contemporary building pays homage to the village’s early 20th century architecture by mimicking the silhouettes of three existing buildings located nearby.

The student project gets its name from its ribbon-like design that looks like three connected wooden bands individually rising to form three gabled shapes on one end.

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