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Sauna Tonttu by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

Sauna Tonttu by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

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Sauna Tonttu by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

Finnish practice Lassila Hirvilammi Architects have renovated an old, 19th century smoke sauna in Myllymäki, Finland. The sauna is located on top of a rock, 200 meters above the sea level. From the architects, ‘Sauna Tonttu is an old, 19th century smoke sauna, which has been moved to its current location in Myllymäki in the late 1940s. At the same time the smoke sauna was changed into a granary. The sixth generation on the same farm is changing it into a sauna once again. The building shows the new and the old side by side. The new parts consist of high-quality spruce, which is meant to turn grey with age, and a black-grouted, brick sauna stove and cauldron masoned at the site.”

Sauna Tonttu by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

Sauna Tonttu by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

Sauna Tonttu by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

Sauna Tonttu by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

Sauna Tonttu by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

Sauna Tonttu by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

Sauna Tonttu by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

Sauna Tonttu by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

Sauna Tonttu by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

Sauna Tonttu by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

Sauna Tonttu by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

Sauna Tonttu by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

Photography: Mikko Auerniitty, Anssi Lassila, Via: ArchDaily