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.
Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland
A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.
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.
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...
After a Fire, a Midcentury Home Rises from the Ashes
A tree house-inspired home takes advantage of the surrounding forest.
Fire in the Home 101
Taming fire was humankind’s first and most critical step toward its mastery of the material world.
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...
This Blackened Timber House Triumphantly Emerges After a Fire
A modern dwelling replaces a fallen farmhouse.
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...
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,...
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...
Higher Ground
When the Frys lost their home to the Fourmile Canyon Fire, they looked up—way up. Rebuilding at 7,3000 feet high, the family...
Richly Furnished Home Frames Striking Landscape Views
In the Australian bush, a sculptor and an architect collaborate on a house built to withstand fire.
Old Flame
Damaged by Superstorm Sandy, a Fire Island cottage is rebuilt to absorb, rather than resist, 
the hit of future floods.
How a Smart Interior Design Saved This House
An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.
A Lakeside Home Brings a Scandinavian Sensibility to the Midwest
After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.
Take a Peek Inside a Beachside Enclave of Modernist Masterpieces
An architect's tour of Fire Island's modern beach houses offers an exclusive look inside works by Horace Gifford, Harry Bates,...
A Modern Lakeside Home in Wisconsin
After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.