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The Children’s Fireplace

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The Children’s Story Telling Fireplace by Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter. Images by 
Jason Havneraas & Unni Skoglund.

In Trondheim, Norway, the Children’s Story Telling Fireplace and hut was designed and built by Norwegian Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter architectural design company.

The Children’s Story Telling Fireplace by Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter. Images by 
Jason Havneraas & Unni Skoglund.

Built in a residential playground, the conical-shaped hut uses recycled construction site material consisting of short wood pieces that were stacked to make the dome and slightly crooked-looking chimney flue.

The Children’s Story Telling Fireplace by Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter. Images by 
Jason Havneraas & Unni Skoglund.

The design mimics old Norwegian turf and log huts, with a 5.2m x 4.5m  (17ft x 14.7ft) base and a concrete foundation. The dome has 80-layered circles of pine with oak separators creating small gaps between the layers with each layer is stacked at an angle to create the curved dome walls. The gaps provide natural light and airflow for the fireplace.

The Children’s Story Telling Fireplace by Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter. Images by 
Jason Havneraas & Unni Skoglund.

Visit: www.hza.no