Claus Riis’ Gate 2, 0457 Oslo
Location: Oslo, Norway
Client: Oslo Badstuforening
Status: Completed October 2020
Typology: Landscape and furniture
Team: Armelle Breuil
Sustainable materials, smallest intervention as possible.
In 2015, Oslo Badstuforening had only one floating sauna. Six years later, with four saunas, the dock recall a small floating village. Yet, some facilities were missing: boxes to tidy up, a trash with collective sorting, greenery, and a shower – in a coherent design. We suggested the smallest
intervention possible, with flexible and moveable furnitures as the future of the saunas is unknown.
The core element is a shower, that was designed as a totem/tower, that can be used differently at every seasons and events. At Christmas it becomes a tree, for 17th of Mai of the Gay pride it is a flag pole, for midsommer it becomes a Midsommarsstången, and for Halloween a spooky tower.