Sauna
Category
ExhibitionInterior Design
Date
2008
Location
Letterfrack, Ireland
Design
Nil Aynalı, Alper Derinboğaz & Frederik De Smedt
Team

James Barnfield, Dan Branda, Salvador Clariana, Miro Craciun, Leonardo Del Negro, Jesus Diaz Osuna, Vincenzo Donadio, Ewa Dudek, Canan Erten, Javier Guerra, Ioana Iordan, Emir Kasım, Zoi Katsarou, Beppe Lanfranchi, Zana Llonçari, Piotr Maciaszek, Pinelopi Mamoura, Rita Martins, Miguel Nacher, Gizem Oktay, Eftychia Papathanasiou, Alvaro Paya Piqueras, Alessandro Pela, Jerzy Soltyk, Dave Walsh

Construction Supervision
Nil Aynalı & Frederik De Smedt in collaboration with Eros Laini
Client
Easa

Sauna | workshop for the European Architecture Students Assembly.

Our goal for this workshop was to create a relaxation spot as a new attraction for Letterfrack – Ireland, in relation to its environment and activities, additionally leaving an EASA footprint in the area.

We set out to build a compact version of the earlier intention, and moved the dressing room in the design to the front of the sauna arm, to create an antechamber as a buffer and adaptation space between the outside cold and the inner heat.

The whole construction is principally made of wood: coated panels on the outside, a thick inner structure packed with insulation, inner wooden panels, and cedar plank finishing. The furniture was designed and made on location. The large window and entrance curtain are made from woven plastic flaps similar to what one might encounter when entering the colder vegetable and fruit section in large supermarkets.

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