Matteo Foresti designed this innovative Sauna embedded in the rocks located in the middle of Stockholm, Sweden. Take a look at the complete story after the jump.
From the architects: In the middle of Stockholm’s archipelago, a narrow pathway brings the visitors to the sauna: a black box embedded in the rocks.
Inside of it, a monolithic stone bench faces the water through a large sliding window.
Made of black granite (Negresco) and dark wood (Oak), the space is like a camera obscura, a little box drawn to shape the views of the landscape.
On the back a thick wall contains all the services: a small kitchen hidden behind the sliding doors and a bathroom illuminated by a skylight.
At night the small sauna resembles a lighthouse, a warm and cozy space illuminated from the inside.
Project name: Sauna R
Architect’ Firm: Matteo Foresti – www.matteoforesti.com
Photo credits: João Morgado – joaomorgado.com
Project location: Värmdö, Stockholm, Sweden
Completion Year: 2018
Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 25 mq
Construction company: Lindblad&partners
Landscape architet: Torsten Wallin – WSP
Engineer: KE gruppen AB
Carpenter: Jiwes Modell & Snickeri
Ventilation: DC vent AB
Plumber: Ericsson & Holmstedt VVS
El: Pernolds El AB
List of materials and brands
Stone floor: Negresco quartzite – leather finishing
Stone walls: Negresco quartzite – matt finishig
1. Sauna heater: Sentiotec – Concept R
2. Bathroom accessories: Dornbracht Supernova
3. Bathroom sink: Alape