Fireplace for Children | HZA

Designed as a special outdoor space for year-round children’s activities, the wooden construction was made from leftover materials from the nearby construction sites. Blending with the surrounding playground facilities, the structure was inspired by the Norwegian turf huts and old log construction. The form follows 80 circles of varying radiuses with pine core profiles to make a chimney-like shape with varied spacing between profiles. This allows for dramatic lighting from the interior fire at night or natural light into space during the day. The building is now a permanent exhibition at the National Museum in Oslo.

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