Located in the small Finnish town of Veikkola, the residence of designer Eero Aarnio features a compact sauna.
On the shores of New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu, architects Bronwen Kerr and Pete Ritchie designed a home for themselves and their children. Queenstown gets cold in winter, hence the installation of a sauna.
A wood-burning stove from Harvia, of Finland, heats the sauna of this modern Swedish guesthouse. The pavilion’s rough-cut pine walls are treated with tar, a preservative that yields a time-worn aesthetic.
Both a workspace and sauna, this 34-square-foot hut, which belongs to Finnish artist Helle Kvamme, mixes business and pleasure in astoundingly close quarters. The steam-filled studio is heated by a woodstove underneath.
The door handle of this sauna is a simple piece of driftwood. “One principle rule I followed,” says architect and resident Jürgen Kiehl, “was: Don’t build on outdoor space if it can work as outdoor living space. Norwegian summers are short. We want to be outdoors as much as possible.”