A lakeside sauna boasts mystical views and a gleaming facade

A lakeside sauna boasts mystical views and a gleaming facade

Norwegian style exercise Feste Landscape / Architecture lately accomplished the Soria Moria sauna, a sculptural, shingle-clad framework on Bandak Lake in Dalen, Norway that overlooks breathtaking mountain and drinking water sights. Developed as aspect of the ‘Tales of the Waterway’ artwork initiative for the Telemark Canal, Soria Moria is a single in a sequence of projects that use artwork, architecture and lights style and design to celebrate the natural natural beauty of the local landscape and traditions. In addition to the use of domestically sourced building resources, the sauna options a picket facade that’s built-in with gleaming golden shingles to reference neighborhood folklore.

kids jumping off a deck into a lake

Covering an place of around 420 sq. ft, Soria Moria consists of a lined seating area, a sauna, a shifting room and pine decking. Feste Landscape / Architecture found that — in contrast to a lot of the region all-around the lake — the Sigurdsevja inlet provided deep ample h2o for bathing at the shoreline. As a final result, Soria Moria was elevated on stilts together the inlet and is connected to the lakeshore to the west by a extended, zigzagging boardwalk that also links to an current network of footpaths all around the lake.

zigzagging walkway to a small wood building on a lake

wood-lined sauna with full-height glass revealing mountain views

The setting up will take on a striking, angular silhouette, which was encouraged by the steep mountains that surround Bandak Lake. The dramatic mountains and lake are framed with significant panels of glass that blur the boundary amongst indoors and out. In maintaining with the conventional vernacular, the composition is clad in Øyfjell Sag wood shingles that reference local constructing strategies. Gold-colored Nordic Royal metallic shingles are also embedded into the facade to evoke the “mythical and outlandish.”

Connected: Floating sauna with charred timber cladding offers nominal web page effects

kids sitting on a wood bench

kids sitting at end of boardwalk by a small wood building

“It also references the obvious contrast which arose amongst the uncultivated persons of Telemark and lavish higher-class international tourists through the establishment of the nearby Dalen Hotel at the stop of the 19th century,” the architects included. Accomplished this yr, Soria Moria was designed by the Telemark Canal Regional Park in collaboration with Tokke municipality.

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Images by Dag Jenssen by way of Feste Landscape / Architecture

small wood building and mountains on horizon with lake in foreground