Project Architecture Company
Anne Menke, Richard Sharam
Sauna hut is located in the beautiful garden of a family home in Hameln, near Hanover in Germany.
It serves as the local retreat to enjoy a hot sauna session.
Nestled within a giant beech hedge it hides from view and provides privacy to the users.
The compact volumes slope to one side and the walls are tilted to accommodate a day bed protected from the elements, where you can relax and have a snooze.
The structure is made entirely from cross-laminated timber. All parts were prefabricated and then assembled on-site in one day.
We discovered tree bark as a somewhat forgotten but traditional building material, which is very durable and at the same time gives the hut a very natural appearance.
The door to the sauna is camouflaged with the same tree bark. A single window looks out into the back garden.All parts were prefabricated and then assembled on-site in one day.
The roof is made from corrugated zinc with a simple gutter made of folded sheet metal.
All details have been carefully thought through to be minimalistic, simple to build, and low in maintenance.