This is a sauna design for an introductory architecture class taught by Peter Tagiuri. I was interested in the cleansing and transformative experience of the sauna ritual. Thus, I placed emphasis on the contraction and expansion of space, as well as various light arrangements to enhance the ritualistic experience.
Studies of the light-water interaction:
Thumbnail sketches that try to grasp the large gestures of the building and the circulation:
The following images are the final drawings and models of my project:
Tectonic drawings and models that focuses on the structure and materials of the sauna:
Some perspectives captured in Rhino (the changing rooms, the transition space, the sauna room):