Sauna Huginn and Muninn

Sauna Huginn and Muninn

Piacenza, Italy
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Sauna Huginn and Muninn

AtelierFORTE as Architects

2012 Made entirely by hand by the Atelier on the Piacenza hills, sauna Huginn & Muninn, fir wood, accommodates two people and as the Scandinavian tradition is powered by a wood stove. Portholes on the walls framing the sunsets over the hills, flooding of a warm light the small cockpit.

Huginn and Munin mean "Thought" and "Memory" and they are the names of two crows Odin each day sends flying on earth, to make them review what happens in the world, similarly the sauna is interpreted as the Atelier moment of reflection and relaxation at the end of a long day.

Huginn&Muninn is an entirely handmade outdoor sauna in spruce wood which accommodates two people. According to the Scandinavian tradition, it is powered by a wood stove. Its wall portholes frame the sunsets on the Piacenza hills, and a warm light floods in the small space.

Huginn and Muninn mean “thought” and “memory”,” according to Atelier Forte. “Those are the names of the two ravens of Odin. Every day he sends them flying over all the earth, and they come back and tell him everything they have seen and heard. There is an analogy with the sauna as a moment of reflection and relaxation at the end of a long day.

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