native narrative designs mobile sauna finished with scandinavian wood in denmark
 

native narrative designs mobile sauna finished with scandinavian wood in denmark

danish architecture firm native narrative designed a fully mobile sauna, on behalf of a collective of winter bathing enthusiasts in the most southern tip of denmark. the brief given to native narrative requested a high quality sauna that provided an optimal experience that had ‘comfort, mobility and stylish functionality, including comfortable seating in different levels for 8-10 people, a generous panorama window through which the surrounding landscape can be enjoyed anywhere without planning permission.’ the result is a compact, yet sophisticated space that brings nature into the steamy room. 

native-narrative-mobile-sauna-scandinavian-denmark-02-27-20-designboom

 

 

the client had initially considered a barrel sauna but wanted native narrative to innovate on its existing design. by changing several characteristics of the barrel sauna such as the oven that obstructs the view, lack of level seating, lack of changing room, and low head height, the designers created a completely new experience for the bathers.

native-narrative-mobile-sauna-scandinavian-denmark-02-27-20-designboom

 

 

the scandinavian sauna is built with high quality timber, and boasts a fire resistant larch exterior cladding that protects it from the extreme weather. because of its mobile nature, the sauna can be enjoyed in places where building permission would not be granted, and can be set up amidst landscapes that a regular sauna couldn’t be located at.

native-narrative-mobile-sauna-scandinavian-denmark-02-27-20-designboom

 

 

the sauna’s design incorporates both artificial and natural lighting for different atmospheres and moods. when the sun goes down, users can easily adjust the atmospheric LED lights via a touch panel. during the day, a generous panorama window gives sauna visitors a chance to enjoy the surrounding landscape.

native-narrative-mobile-sauna-scandinavian-denmark-02-27-20-designboom

 

 

the geometric exterior of the sauna is defined by the sloping roof, that gives generous headroom above the top seat. this gives the sauna it’s characteristic form and minimal aesthetic. the interiors are finished with scandinavian spruce, bringing light and softness into the spaces. the matching minimal crafted furniture is made of aspen timber which feels colder and more comfortable against the skin compared to other types of wood. an internal glass door allows for natural light into the changing room and visually extends the space of the sauna.

native-narrative-mobile-sauna-scandinavian-denmark-02-27-20-designboom

 

 

the sauna sits integrated on a trailer and can be transported by a larger car. native narrative added a changing room which also acts as a temperature buffer zone, helping to keep the heat inside. the scandinavian sauna can be enjoyed in the forest, by the sea or wherever desired without planning permission.

native narrative designs mobile sauna finished with scandinavian wood in denmark

native narrative designs mobile sauna finished with scandinavian wood in denmark

native narrative designs mobile sauna finished with scandinavian wood in denmark

native narrative designs mobile sauna finished with scandinavian wood in denmark

native narrative designs mobile sauna finished with scandinavian wood in denmark

native narrative designs mobile sauna finished with scandinavian wood in denmark

native narrative designs mobile sauna finished with scandinavian wood in denmark

 

 

project info:

 

design: native narrative

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: cristina gomez | designboom

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    504,237 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample
    designboom magazine