The sauna is part of an open-air bath from 1890. The diving tower is from the 1930’s.

The sauna is part of an open-air bath from 1890. The diving tower is from the 1930’s.

The building is clad in charred heartwood pine.

The building is clad in charred heartwood pine.

The sauna room is insulated and clad in pine panelling.

In the cold pool you see the inside of the charred cladding.

Detail of sliding door.

Plan of sauna.



This sauna was built in nine days by architecture students from AHO and architects from Stiv Kuling. It is an addition to a sea bath from the 1890’s, and extends the sea bath to a year-round facility for the people of Farsund. The sauna comprises a changing room with two showers, a sauna room with a view of the sea, and a cold sea water pool. It is conceived as a layered story, where each component offers an individual experience. The end spaces have the exterior cladding exposed inside, while the sauna is a fully insulated, intimate space. The exterior panelling is carbonised heartwood pine. Details are in copper and white coated steel.


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