When you have a good designer on your side, an ordinary outdoor space can immediately become more inviting with a fireplace. The one below was designed by Jeffrey Gordon Smith, a firm specialised in landscape architecture. As you can easily notice, the fireplace was smartly integrated into a terrace that features a three-bench sofa, an armchair and two wooden tables. Inspired by the geometry of the space, the fireplace turns round, just in front of the potential guests that are invited to admire the ‘burning drama’ or to simply gaze towards the horizon line, at the ocean. As for the model, it can be built with various shapes, materials and styles, but for the contemporary residence below, JGS chose a modern, simple look. Moreover, the alley towards the fireplace was built with meticulous attention to the projects overall design concept, visually connecting the area with the house.
DesignRulz6 August 2014