archiplein assembles mobile sauna into hexagonal shape archiplein assembles mobile sauna into hexagonal shape
mar 16, 2014

archiplein assembles mobile sauna into hexagonal shape

archiplein assembles mobile sauna into hexagonal shape
all images courtesy of archiplein

 

 

 

the ‘mobile sauna’ project was conceived by chinese studio archiplein in response to a tough winter endured in 2012. finding a way to fight against the cold climate, in collaboration with p.cauderay, l. banchini, r. fulop, l.vaissade, a.banchard created a transportable structure that can be heated on the inside. wanting to use as little material as possible to form a self-supporting and air proof envelope, the small unit consists of six modular panels that are easily assembled with just two truck straps and a roof piece. the simplicity of the design allows a level of spatial complexity on the inside, with a series of stacked wooden benches.

 

 


‘archiplein the mobile sauna’
video courtesy of francis jacquier

 

 


the sauna consists of six panels that are easily put together to form a hexagonal shape

 

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the black exterior both closed and with the door open

 

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the inside has stacked benches for seating

 


view of the wooden benches

 


the construction process

 


diagram

 


assembly drawing

 

 

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