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Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
Outdoor entertainment with the warmth of fire to extend the usability of outdoor rooms into the cool evenings, fire pits are a great addition! Having a heat source at your feet to radiate up through your body as opposed to lamp heaters that just warm your head or scalp in my case is a great bonus but just as a camp fire the flame can be the entertainment that people can chat over and see over.
Why not entertain in front of your home this project creates an outdoor living room sectional in the front entry courtyard illuminated by the warmth of the fire.
What happens to a fire pit when it is not in use? Designed into the hardscape it becomes a focal element as art, playing off negative space.
This large four foot Corten Steel Dish provides ample heat bellow on this lower outdoor room while heating a deck above from the cool coastal nights.
Here the fire pit becomes art when not in use as it relates to the borrowed landscape of the farm fields beyond.
This fire pit or coffee table is the center piece of this outdoor sectional or living room.
Fire pit as Jewel! This is a center piece of an outdoor hookah room that incorporates a Moorish Star as art and furnishing creating additional seating or table space for small or larger parties.
Recycled glass from wine bottles are used for this wine makers fire pit while stone from the site connects it to place.
This seat wall is incorporated into the landscape so the guest feel that they are part of the sand dunes in the distance.
This fire table with fire as the center piece begs the response of please pass the salt. Fire bowls also flank this hot outdoor dinning room providing intimate setting for two allowing users to keep their flame near.
Art as fire pit.
Fire pit as fire place. I feel the more important uses of fire pit is the idea of gathering around it in conversation. This is more of a focal point that is to look at rather than converse over it.
Fire pit as a stunning focal point that does not take over the space when not in use.
This project incorporates fire pit as transition between Architecture and grade change in a poetry that makes the space.