goCstudio envisions floating wa_sauna in union bay seattle
goCstudio envisions floating wa_sauna in union bay seattle goCstudio envisions floating wa_sauna in union bay seattle
feb 05, 2014

goCstudio envisions floating wa_sauna in union bay seattle

goCstudio envisions floating wa_sauna in union bay seattle
all images courtesy of goCstudio




seattle-based architecture firm goCstudio has designed a floating sauna to be installed during the summer, 2014. the structure will be placed in union bay in seattle, washington, where it is envisioned to be built with the help of friends and collaborators following a kickstarter fundraiser. docked in a popular spot, the unit will be able to be accessed by kayak, enabling locals to enjoy their city from a new perspective. facilitating healthy living, the small sauna also provides a relaxing and reinvigorating experience out on the water.

the floating sauna has a timber sun deck and roof for jumping off



positioned on top of 55 gallon floatation barrels, the volume incorporates a timber deck supported by aluminum frames. the interior features clear alaskan yellow cedar panels with rows of seating facing an efficient wood burning stove. the stacked structure also consists of a roof deck with a diving board that can be accessed by an external ladder. the back of the sauna space has a cool-down hatch that can be lifted to allow air to circulate through the space.


in an effort to realize the floating sauna project, goCstudio has launched a kickstarter campaign. see here to support
courtesy of goCstudio

lower and upper level floor plans

long elevation through union bay in seattle



axonometric showing the construction process

goCstudio wa_sauna designboom

goCstudio wa_sauna designboom




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