A 'real' sauna. They're the ultimate escape & pitch black inside, except for the tiny slit of light pouring through the opening where steam escapes. The experience is not about fashion, design, or even beauty. It's primal and it's about the soul.
This Swedish bathing pavilion features rough-cut pine walls that are treated with tar, a preservative that yields a time-worn aesthetic. Photo by James Silverman. This originally appeared in Modern Wood Pavilion Joins Home.