BarlisWedlick builds sauna topped by tower for Hudson Valley cabin - architecture and design

BarlisWedlick builds sauna topped by tower for Hudson Valley cabin



American architecture studio BarlisWedlick built this outdoor sauna topped by treehouse-style viewing platforms for a cabin in New York's Hudson Valley.
Set on a 75-acre patch of land with a cabin and a barn, the three-storey Sauna Tower is formed of a concrete sauna that functions as a base for the stacked platforms made of Alaskan yellow cedar.
A concrete sauna is topped by a cedar tower
The wood-burning sauna is reached via a grassy slope with stone-slab steps cut into the hillside. A small porch shelters a log pile next to external furnace doors.
An outdoor lamp lights the doorway and the sauna's chimney extends past the stone roof and up the side of the tower. Inside, the sauna is lined with cedar and heated by a Nippa wood-burning stove. The middle storey is a screened-in porch
Resting partly on top of the sauna, the timber tower has a simple frame with Y-shaped beams supporting two levels of platforms.
Mesh porch screens form a permeable barrier around the middle floor, allowing the air in while keeping insects out.
This outdoor living space is furnished with tables and chairs from Meccano Home, a furniture collection based on the popular children's mechanical toy.
At the top floor of the tower is a lookout spot with open sides sheltered by a slanting roof. Slim metal railings form understated safety barriers around both levels.
The topmost level is a viewpoint overlooking the trees
A set of floating stairs made of steel beams with timber treads connects to a metal b...
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