"Sauna to go"
Sleepiness of Belaya Carkva (eng. White Church) and Chareya, and its vast empty spaces, are not just an another decaying village turnoff. It emphasizes the beauty of unspoiled nature in one of the most outstanding villages in Belarus.
Its calmness and relaxing ambient reminds of wellness atmosphere, so designing a sauna was an idea that came naturally. Sauna to go came as an outcome of integrating thoughts about calmness, nature and overall well-being.
There were so many places around Belaya Carkva that you could fit a sauna in. Being mobile, sauna gives possibility to be moved and enjoyed in all of these places. One can have sunrise sauna session next to the lake, and then take a fresh morning swim, or spend some time in it next to the old church that oversees the lake in the sunset.
Sauna to go is made for one to three people at a time. It has wooden construction, with combination of OSB panels and Plexiglas sheets as cover. Transparent panels allows light to come in and gives the possibility to enjoy surroundings while spending time inside the sauna. Natural materials are present from the beginning till the very final touches, such as, sagebrush holder or door knob made of burnt wood. The panels on the outer side are burnt instead of painted, and then protected. This way the overall look and feel is more natural and brings the user of the sauna closer to its surroundings.
Sauna to go has the heater that sets up the fire from outside. Interior reflects natural elements. Seats are made from logs by cutting and burning them until they get the shape of a stool. Sagebrush is giving nice aromatic touch to the steam, and can be also used as to cleanse skin and pores.
Sauna to go is designed and made by team of 13 people, led by KLOT studio (Djordje and Iva), during Sesam Ex Nihilo summer architecture school in Belarus.
Team: Nikita, Gleb, Maria, Iva, Karina, Ilya, Nastya, Zenya, Liana, Daria and Nikolai.