shipping container is transformed into a sauna by castor canadensis
 
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.

 

 

shipping container is transformed into a sauna by castor canadensisthe 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

 

 

shipping container is transformed into a sauna by castor canadensiseach unit is site specific and custom built with an outer skin fabricated from corten steel – a material that is known for enduring saltwater

 

 

shipping container is transformed into a sauna by castor canadensisthe 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

 

 

shipping container is transformed into a sauna by castor canadensisan interior image showing the wood detailing

 

 

shipping container is transformed into a sauna by castor canadensisa diagram showing the design layout

  • Shipping container are mostly painted with paint composed of… lead. The original wood flooring into them is fulmigated pretty often meanwhile the container is in use… but staying ages inside. Nothing like healthy.

    Fab
  • I agree with funnyfin about eh… funny money. I calculated a free container, $500 USD to site and free labor on my part. So, that leaves me wondering if cooking the books against my wife is a good idea?

    roman M.
  • modest 40 thousand $ ??? 4 for the container and 4 for the slick interior. where is the other 32?
    It´s a sauna not a resort.

    funnyfinn
  • honestly speaking… nothing interesting here… sorry but my feeling

    Ari
  • These shipping container projects have been entertaining. Perhaps we should build a series of shipping containers ever so much smaller than the preceding one. Just like the Russian Matryoshka dolls. Off to oblivion. End of shipping container conceptulalism. zip…………

    Lightmaker

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