In the forests of Harads he’s designed both the most natural kind of accommodation you’d expect to find – a bird’s nest – and the most unnatural: a UFO. Now he’s designed a cold-water public bath as well. Meet architect Bertil Harström.
– It’s actually more or less a get-together getting out of hand.
Architect Bertil Harström is sat at Treehotel Guesthouse in Harads. He’s laughing. But the fact is that this is exactly how the new hotel venture – Arctic Bath – started here in Harads. At a party held for Treehotel.
– We’d just finished the inauguration and as I sat there someone patted me on the shoulder and said: “Now you have to design a floating sauna on the river, so the hotel guests have something to do”.
– I didn’t really expect a floating sauna to be my next project. But on the other hand something about the river got stuck in my mind.