‘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.
(right) in use