Monthly Archives: May 2012

Final puzzle pieces of the skin

The roof was installed yesterday. It was put into place in three elements, and fortunately the puzzle matched well. No, the whole sauna is not hanging from the crane hook. The middle element of the roof is being attached. We … Continue reading

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The second top wing is in place

The Koe sauna’s symmetry was restored yesterday when the second top wing was lifted into place. The procedure was the same as last time. Some boards were removed for the lifting anchors to avoid making additional holes in the cladding. … Continue reading

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The wings are flying

The roof of the sauna room and the so called top wing, the upper wall element of the sauna skin structure, were lifted into place with a crane yesterday. The core roof had to be installed before the wings to … Continue reading

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The sauna room takes form

The sauna room walls and the terrace stairs were installed yesterday. The front wall was the last to go up yesterday. Installing the second side wall. The terrace steps are made out of glulam beams as stepping surfaces that are … Continue reading

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The side wings are standing

The side walls are now up and the terrace beams are in place. Attaching the side wings to the back wall was a time consuming process that demanded the whole manpower of the Wood Program. After attaching the wings the … Continue reading

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The first wall is up

The sauna is first going to be assembled at the yard of Aalto University Paja building before being moved to the site. The assembly started today with temporary foundations and the back wall. The sauna is designed for a much … Continue reading

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Moving the wings

The four biggest wall elements of the so called wings are now ready. The top wings are very heavy and to move them out from the work shop we needed the whole group. The element were transported on top of … Continue reading

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First cuts

Construction has finally started and we are now going in the right direction. This week-end began the construction of the bottom wings of the skin with the inner frame and the interior cladding. The first angled cuts were made. The … Continue reading

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Fiskars exhibition

During the autumn term, the Wood Program designed four proposals for a wooden bridge to be located in Fiskars. The models are now part of the summer exhibition Fiskars Design Village 2012 that opened yesterday. The exhibition will be open … Continue reading

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Overcoming challenges

The excitement of starting the building phase of Koe sauna passed quickly. We realized on Monday that one of the main joints of the sauna walls was not up to engineering standards. It had to be revised. Today we tested … Continue reading

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