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A bright and wondrous world of well-being

In constructing a private oasis of well-being right next to the main house, this client proved how modern architecture and poetry work well together. The indoor swimming pool predominantly boasts clear lines and high-quality materials, while the clever interplay of materials and light technology create a tranquil ambience – like a starry sky shimmering softly on the surface of the water.

Modernity in the guise of classic comfort
The architectural firm Müller from Ruswil, Switzerland, designed the eight-metre-long pool from light concrete. Surrounded by plank-like porcelain stoneware tiles, the warm wood look creates an exciting contrast to the blue of the water and the rough, undressed stone wall with flat-screen TV spanning the length of the room. However, the icing on the cake in this private spa is the Küng sauna cabin and steam bath offering a view of the pool.

Neighbouring oases of well-being
Thanks to a completely glazed front and floating benches, the pool and sauna cabin visually flow into one another. Although bordering directly on the sauna, the steam bath is tucked away snugly in a corner of the room: rounded mosaic tile benches in wooden tones face each other in the cabin, while an altar-like steam fountain featuring chunks of rose quartz and a water spray takes centre stage. The magic really starts when the innovative technology shines a light on the steam bath, sauna or pool ...


Materials
Concrete is probably the most popular contemporary building material. Here it creates a contrast with the rough, undressed stone and wooden-plank effect of the porcelain stoneware. A backlit stone wall in the sauna and a marble wall next to the steam bath complement this interplay of materials. Extravagance in detail is evidenced by the wooden and mosaic tile benches in the cabins.

Architect
Beat Müller, Ruswil www.muellerarchitekt.ch