The great thing about San Francisco is that the winters are never so extreme that we wouldn't be able to enjoy this fantastic outdoor fireplace. The bad thing about San Francisco is that no one I know actually has a yard to house said fireplace. So, I will just have to admire this structure of warmth and wood from afar.
Using leftover materials from a construction site, Haugen/Zohar Architects built this structure with 80 layers of pine (each made with 28 pieces of wood) that are connected with small oak separators. The result, especially at night, is both comforting and stunning.
To see more images and read more about the fireplace, head over to the Contemporist.
(Image credits: Contemporist / Grethe Fredriksen & Jason Havneraas)