‘The Bands’ is a seaside sauna that stretches over the cliffs into the North Sea situated in Kleivan, Norway, an abandoned fishing village north of the Polar Circle. It was designed by students from The Scarcity and Creativity Studio at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The design and building process of the sauna is part of a conversion plan of the quay and a renovation of its existing buildings from the early 1900s: a fisherman’s cottage, a cod liver oil production building and a cod salting building. The sauna itself is constructed of wooden bands and includes a wood-burning stove, a sunken hot tub and a terrace offering stunning views over the Norwegian landscape.

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