shipping container is transformed into a sauna by castor canadensis
jan 04, 2013
shipping container is transformed into a sauna by castor canadensis


‘sauna box’ by castor canadensis

 

 

canadian design studio castor canadensis have re-envisioned a common shipping container with more of a luxurious quality – the ‘sauna box’ –
and is now available for purchase at the modest price of US41,000. the ‘sauna box’ was created as a traditional wood-burning steam bath to embody multiple features –
it is water tight; can be moved to any location; needs very little site preparation; has a wood fired stove and is also powered by solar panels.
each unit is site specific and custom built with an outer skin fabricated from corten steel – a material that is known for enduring saltwater.
the sculptural aesthetic evident throughout the design is continued to the interior with hand-made objects such as carved stone stools, stone sink,
as well as wood and metal elements. the ‘box’ comes also standard with ipod stereo, electric guitar hook-up, castor-designed stool,
magnetic truck light and also bronze antlers! designboom first covered the ‘sauna box’ in a book report which you can read here.

 

 


the design is water tight; can be moved to any location; needs very little site preparation; has a wood fired stove and is also powered by solar panels

 

 


each unit is site specific and custom built with an outer skin fabricated from corten steel – a material that is known for enduring saltwater

 

 


the sculptural aesthetic evident throughout the design is continued to the interior with hand-made objects such as carved stone stools, stone sink, as well as wood and metal elements

 

 


an interior image showing the wood detailing

 

 


a diagram showing the design layout

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