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August 8, 2013
A stint in a sauna rumored to have myriad benefits from the social and heath standpoints and if you've considered building one of your own, here are five examples from the Dwell archive. For more modern sauna design ideas, pick up a copy of our Bath & Spa special issue.
Indoor wooden sauna

A sauna adds a decidedly Scandinavian touch to the Mill Valley, California, residence of Dwell founder Lara Deam. Photo by: Dustin Aksland.

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At architect Jürgen Kiehl's house in Norway, the sauna door handle is a simple piece of driftwood. “One principle rule I followed,” says Kiehl, “was: Don’t build on outdoor space if it can work as outdoor living space. Norwegian summers are short. We want to be outdoors as much as possible.” Photo by: Pia Ullin

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Modern roof deck entrance door

The Toronto residence of Kenneth Montague features a rooftop sauna. Carpenter Daniel Liebster crafted the sculptural door. Photo by: Naomi Finlay

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Queenstown gets cold in winter, hence the installation of a sauna. Outside, the landscaping was kept deliberately casual, with rock walls and gravel paths.

On the shores of New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu, architects Bronwen Kerr and Pete Ritchie designed a home for themselves and their children. Queenstown gets cold in winter, hence the installation of a sauna. Photo by: Stephen Oxenbury

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Indoor wooden sauna

A sauna adds a decidedly Scandinavian touch to the Mill Valley, California, residence of Dwell founder Lara Deam. Photo by: Dustin Aksland.

Photo by Dustin Aksland.

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