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Grotto Sauna by PARTISANS

Curving Wood outside of Toronto
Posted by Gestalten—04/2018
Grotto Sauna by PARTISANS

For the Grotto Sauna on Lake Huron, the team at PARTISANS went for a classic-fit exterior that tames the granite cliffs. The interior, however, is far from traditional. Lined with a light oak, the sauna’s walls and flooring ebb and flow with curves and smooth lines. It wasn’t easy: indeed, the design required 3D technology to scan, model, and create the final product. The sauna’s smooth interiors almost look like a painstaking carving, as if whittled away from a singular block of wood. Rounded windows seal the deal, and keep the steamy moisture inside on even the coldest Ontario days. 

The Grotto Sauna was featured in our book The Hinterland, which examines contemporary cabins from around the world. 

Grotto Sauna by PARTISANS
Grotto Sauna by PARTISANS
Grotto Sauna by PARTISANS