Design showcase: Top five fireplaces
Our ongoing partnership with TOPHOTELDESIGN considers hotels in London, Amsterdam, Los Cabos and elsewhere that make the most of man’s innate fascination with fire.
Known as the heart of the house, fireplaces carry with them a multitude of symbolisms and powerful history.
Home is where the hearth is
The control of fire is considered a turning point in the technological evolution of human civilisation. Apart from providing warmth in cold weather and light at night, it protected humans from predators, and allowed them to cook food and create better hunting tools.
Imagine being taught for the first time how to start a fire – it seems like sorcery! Fireplaces have a mystical and intriguing zest that never vanishes.
From feng shui design principles and heartwarming comfort to keeping away bad spirits, everyone feels at home next to a fireplace, no matter where they come from.
This is why it’s so delightful to include them in hotels. Some miss home more than others, but sitting next to warm embers or even an imitation of a fire soothes the mind and hugs you like home does.
This week’s top five selection of projects wowed us with their takes on the subject; from central circular structures that surround an ingle fire to outdoor elegant firepits and a fireplace right next to a jacuzzi, these designs have the power to quiet even the loudest minds.
Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport
by Bates Smart – Melbourne
by Yabu Pushelberg – New York
Chileno Bay Resort & Residences
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