Sauna became Art

Sounding Dome Sauna, Saunalab, Turku

Maybe it is a cliche, but the sun makes me feel happy and energetic. Somehow life feels so much easier when the weather is warm. I think I am not the only one! Look at this fabulous garlic-shaped sauna called The Sounding Dome Sauna. Its designer Jan-Erik Andersson has definitely put his happy thoughts into this creative Art Sauna that was launched last week in Turku, The European Capital of Culture.

This yellow sauna has its own sound world designed by the American sound artist Shawn Decker. Sounds inside the sauna change with the temperature and the humidity. I just wonder if there is a scent too. A scent of summer, I guess.

The Sounding Dome Sauna is one of the four Art Saunas designed by different artists and constructed for this summer in different areas of Turku, Finland:

Please share with us your experiences, if you have a chance to visit them this Summer!

Author: Laura
Photo: (C) Joni Lehto –


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5 Responses to Sauna became Art

  1. hello, love from finland. your post looks great. Mind if i quote it in my blog?

  2. Wow, this is very different from the traditionnals saunas we used to have.

  3. Wow, what an awesome design! I love the idea of the unique “sound world” created for this sauna, what a cool experience it would be to try it!

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