Sauna is in the core of the Finnish culture. It is a nucleus of survival, comfort and beauty. A space which can travel the modern man a thousand years back to realize, that the things are the same. The small public sauna is located by the atrium pool of the Kinare art museum in Tokamachi, Japan as part of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2018. The cubic building measures 2,7 x 2,7 x 2,7 meters and is made out of local Sugi, Japanese red-cedar. “In Finland, you don’t have any volcanoes, so you needed to build your own.” One visitor explained.
Architect: Marco Casagrande, Casagrande Laboratory – Finland
Photos by: Nikita Wu 巫祈麟
Location: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan
Measures: 2,7 x 2,7 x 2,7 m
Materials: Sugi (Japanese red-cedar)