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Seattle, WA

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wa_sauna

Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Status: complete
Budget: $40k
Project team: Jon Gentry AIA, Aimée O'Carroll ARB
Build Team: Jon Gentry AIA, Aimée O'Carroll ARB, Greg Lewis
Awards: National AIA Small Projects Award
Photographer: Kevin Scott

The sauna is an apotheosis of all experience: Purgatory and paradise; earth and fire; fire and water; sin and forgiveness. It is eternal new birth. You are healed, you are made new. 
Constance Malleson 1936

goCstudio designed and built the floating sauna with the help of friends and collaborators fundraising and volunteering to make this concept a reality. We have been interested in floating structures since designing the 'spirit pavilion' for an international ideas competition for the re-use of Seattle's 520 floating bridge. Coupled with a love of saunas, we felt it would be a fitting project for Seattle, a city surrounded by water and known for its long winters. The purpose of the sauna is to create a place of refuge for locals, to give them a new perspective on their city and provide a space to relax, reflect and reinvigorate out on the water year round. 

The structure was funded by friends and collaborators following a Kickstarter campaign and was built by goCstudio and a handful of dedicated makers and volunteers. The sauna will be available for use in September of 2015.

© 2014 goCstudio

 
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Status: Built
Location: Seattle, WA, US

 
Lower and upper plans
Lower and upper plans
Back view of sauna
Back view of sauna
View of front of sauna
View of front of sauna
Section
Section
Long elevation
Long elevation
Sauna elevations
Sauna elevations
Construction axonometric
Construction axonometric