‘bike sauna’ by H3T architects
all images courtesy H3T architects
czech republic-based practice H3T architects (vitek simek, stepan rehor, matej velek) has sent us images of ‘bike sauna’, a transportable sweat lodge pulled by a tandem bicycle. constructed out of light and durable materials for maximum ease of use, the project serves as a new and unconventional social tool that interacts with its immediate site.
able to accommodate up to six people, the sauna is encased in a cylindrical volume clad in translucent panels. featuring a fully-functioning fireplace that expels smoke through a tiny protruding chimney, the interior is outfitted with a set of wooden benches. access is provided through a slit on an elastic membrane which keeps in the heat during use. the prototype is a platform for testing ideas, exploring the possibilities of portable architecture with a clear social function.