There is nothing like sitting around a fire.

Sunken Outdoor Fire Pit
Hufft Projects carves out a sunken seating area in an outdoor scheme designed for entertaining.
Gather Around These 7 Modern Fire Pit Designs
Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.
Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland
A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.
Sustainable Retreat on a Fire-Devastated Site in Boulder
A natural disaster cleared a property in the Colorado mountains, giving an architect and her family a blank slate on which to...
A 1905 Fire Station in Connecticut Is Converted Into a Community Hub For Art and Music
The conversion of a fire station into a studio, stage, and lodging for musicians tracks the rebirth of a New Haven neighborhood.
Damaged by Superstorm Sandy, a Fire Island Cottage is Rebuilt
Damaged by Superstorm Sandy, a Fire Island cottage is rebuilt to absorb, rather than resist, 
the hit of future floods.
This Blackened Timber House Triumphantly Emerges After a Fire
A modern dwelling replaces a fallen farmhouse.
The Fire Shelter
Simon Hjermind Jensen, founder and lead designer at SHJWORKS, created the Fire Shelter together with a team of architect...
Fall Fires
With Fall coming fast, I'm hoping for an Indian Summer and at least another month of evenings spent outdoors.
A Respectfully Renovated Modern Beach House on Fire Island Asks $1.8M
DAS Studio Architects tackled the improvements to this 1964 home on Fire Island, just south of Long Island, New York.
Must-See Modern Beach Houses on Fire Island Tour
A sneak preview of the modern house tours coming to Fire Island this summer, including the work of architects Horace Gifford,...
Fire in the Home 101
Taming fire was humankind’s first and most critical step toward its mastery of the material world.
After a Fire, a Midcentury Home Rises from the Ashes
A tree house-inspired home takes advantage of the surrounding forest.
Take a Pit Stop at This Eccentric Oasis Cafe in Guatemala City
Step inside Saúl Bistro and you’re transported to the fantastical and bizarre interior of this modern tropical-themed cafe in...
Doek Canvas Sneakers: Kiln-fired and Oxen-strong
On the southern island of Kurume, a select group of Japanese artisan shoemakers — part alchemists, part craftspeople — spend...
A Fire Lookout Tower From the 1930's is Preserved as a Rustic Getaway
We heads to the mountains of Montana for a chilly night in this high-altitude cabin with a...
A Bold Home Creatively Combines Curves and Modern Lines
This curvaceous Missouri home, which we first spotlighted in 2012 for its sunken outdoor fire pit, grew from plans for a pool...
Richly Furnished Home Frames Striking Landscape Views
In the Australian bush, a sculptor and an architect collaborate on a house built to withstand fire.

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