Modern Fireplaces – A Central Focus for Design
For one of our current projects we are designing a modern central fireplace as the focus for the main living area. This idea doesn’t sound atypical for our designs; fireplaces in our homes are almost always a central focus for the living room. However, this one is a little different. We have designed this fireplace as a freestanding element in the center of the open plan, between the living room and dining room. Hence, “modern central fireplace.”
We have gone back and forth with our clients for how this central fireplace should be designed: more or less open, how does it touch the ceiling, what is the material surrounding the fireplace…? Below we are sharing some of the images we’ve used for inspiration along the way. To be honest, we haven’t finalized all of those design answers yet… but we’re looking forward to sharing our design solution with you soon!
The design process is always the best part! Enjoy!
Glass Farmhouse by Olson Kundig; Photography by Tim Bies
Wohnhaus by K M Architektur; Photography by Sabrina Scheja
Brandywine House by Robert M. Gurney Architect; Photography © Anice Hoachlander
Modern Mountain by Pearson Design Group; Photography Courtesy of Pearson Design Group
Mid-North Residence by Vinci Hamp Architects; Photography by Eric Hausman
Haus S by Gogl Architekten; Photography Courtesy of Gogl Architeckten
Heilbronn House by K M Architektur; Photography by Hagen Stier