Sauna Kyly, Avanto Architects Finland: Finnish Sauna Building

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Finnish Sauna Design : Competition – Finland

Finnish Sauna : Architecture Information

8 Oct 2009

Finnish Sauna

Sauna Kyly by Avanto Architects won Habitare design competition 2009 and was awarded the +1 prize for best new product 2009 at the fair by Forum magazine.

Now the sauna is sold to Billnäs iron works where it will serve as a public sauna in a loft like old industrial space.

You can see the project at www.avan.to under the section works (first project).

Sauna Kyly
photo : Kai Kuusisto

Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen
Architects SAFA

avanto architects ltd based in Helsinki

Sauna Kyly – Description

Avanto Architects’ competition entry ´Kyly` won Habitare 09 Sauna design competition for young architects and designers. The project was selected among the twelve most interesting exhibits in the design fair by interior journalists. Kyly was also selected “best in show” as Forum magazine judged the sauna to be this year’s best innovation at Habitare.

Kyly is an old Karelian word and means sauna or bathing. The competition entry for Habitare 09 design competition is built by simply laying massive logs over each other on a plot five by six meters resulting in an intimate composition of several spaces. Using a massive structure binds a lot of carbon dioxide. Moreover the structure is easy to dismantle and to put up again for future use. Kyly is a modern interpretation of a traditional log sauna.

The sequence of spaces starts by stepping two steps away from the ballyhoo of the surroundings and entering an enclosed dressing room. A shower space is set one step further. The most intimate space is uppermost – the sauna. There is also a furo bath and an area for a fire. A rich composition of spaces is created with very simple means. The smell, texture and acoustic properties of massive wood create a strong atmosphere – a calm wooden nest.


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Design: Avanto Architects Ltd; Ville Hara & Anu Puustinen, architects SAFA,
assistant Asami Naito, student of architecture

Sponsors: Rantasalmi Oy, Helsingin Projektitoteutus Oy, Oras Oy, Lasina, Lameco Oy, Liuski Timber Oy, Lapuan Kankurit Oy, Oy Rakennuspartio

More info: www.finnexpo.fi/habitare/

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photos : Kuvio.com

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Wood program 2007: Satoshi Ohtaki + working group
Hanko Ice Cream Kiosk
picture from architect
Hanko Ice Cream Kiosk

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K2S Architects
Kamppi chapel Helsinki
picture from architect
Kamppi Chapel

Finland Architect Studios

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Sauna Kyly Building, Finland

Website: Finland