Can we appreciate the curves for a little bit, fellas?
This magnificent healthcare architecture project by Partisans caught my eye today — a sauna located in the grottos of Ontario, Canada. Would love to relax here sometime this winter, even if it’s cold in Canada too.
More info/pics via ArchDaily:
Located within the Georgian Bay, the site is a prehistoric large-scale rock formation. Contemplated research was conducted, and through the process a Grotto was set as an inspiration that would inform the design. Grottos, historically, have been known as natural or artificial caves that are embedded deep behind the curvature of streams, and thus discovered by those who would take the time to explore.
Understanding the age-old rock, intimately, was the first step toward architecture. As a cascading granite cliff shaped by glaciers into a peninsula, the rock offered both new possibilities and an unobstructed view of the horizon. National Geographic has ranked the sunsets on this site as one of the best in the world. And we were determined to preserve and enhance the experience of it.