sauna on water
Finnish architect Sami Rintala designed this floating sauna in a workshop with Bergen Art Academy students. This is the picture of inner peace and serenity. The minimalist form suggests that time for oneself is of great importance. The only access to the retreat is by paddle boat and then swimming underneath the sauna. The fjords water, in which it is anchored, stays very cold. By tossing a few hot stones onto the stove the sauna can reach 90 degrees celsius. I imagine that the mental purification of this retreat is amazing.