Portugal is often considered sunny and warm country around the year as it is located on southern Europe, most of the time this is true if we speak about Algarve. However in north of the country there is so called "winter" that last from October until end of February and it can be rather chilly. In spite of that many houses here are not prepared for cold days. This is only one reason why I decided build this sauna in Portugal, it is also something that I wanted to bring with me from Finland to share with people here or perhaps build a place to go when I there is a need to visit homeland. It was also challenge for myself to create something in the field of architecture though it´s not he field I studied. However it was compelling and refreshing to do something that differs substantially of the scale of the mobile devices. I realized that similar creative principals applies here and functionality on top of them, Biggest difference is scale and you must understand somethings of construction. Furniture carpentry skills were big help on this. Even this was not mass production project it was important to consider feasibility, easy maintenance, ecological materials as sauna is to be used years ahead. Both, inside and outside of sauna, visually aim was to reach clean and comfortable atmosphere to approach and prosper.
Enjoy the steam!