The Mill House and Sauna by Wingårdh
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The Mill House and Sauna by Wingårdh

Location in the countryside of southern Sweden, the Mill House is a wood construction sauna adjacent with a small pond, as an annex to a vacation house which converted from a large old farm.

Architects: Wingårdh
Location: Västra Karup, Sweden
Photographs: James Silverman

© James Silverman

Apart from the sauna and attendant spaces for undressing, washing and relaxing, the Mill House is also a small dwelling for guests.

© James Silverman

© James Silverman

The entire building is rustic yet refined, in combination with the intimate size, it promotes the atmosphere of a Zen master’s tea house on a rural idyll envelops traditional Swedish design.

© James Silverman

© James Silverman

Inspiration from architect:

This house is a manifestation of the Swedish ritual of sauna and bathing. The traditional rite of sauna involves baking together and dashing out for an invigorating dip in a cold stream.

© James Silverman

© James Silverman


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