In Finland saunas are a way of life. In a country of roughly 5 million people you will find million saunas.
A Charred Wood Cottage, architects Lucie Niney and Thibault Marca of Paris-based NeM Architectes
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.
Japanese charred-wood technique of shou-sugi-ban. Charring wood makes it weather- and mold-resistant, a benefit near the sea.