This timber home design in Skjaermveien Barnehage, Trondheim is a social hotspot, designed by Norwegian architecture firm, Oslo-based Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter. Made for gathering, storytelling and laughing before an open hearth, this fireplace house is inspired by traditional Norwegi an turf huts and old log construction. The compact 5.2-by-4.5-meter home design features 80 layers of loosely piled pine blocks – a configuration that allows for ventilation of the space. The wood walls taper toward the top to form the chimney. Inside, the main feature of this fireplace home is the open hearth, and the only opening apart from the chimney, is the entrance, complete with a double curved sliding door. Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter.

Trondheim, Norway – Aiming to provide a protected outdoor space for storytelling and play, Haugen/Zohar Architects has created an outdoor fireplace inspired by Norwegian turf huts and traditional log construction.Using leftover materials from a construction site, the fireplace is made of layers of pine and oak separators on a concrete base. The whole is a glowing silhouette that appears to shift in shape when viewed from different angles.The Dreamtelligent design of the structure is sure to whisk children and storytellers into the fantasy of their favourite bedtime stories.