15 Non-working fireplaces – architectural metaphors that change the atmosphere in our homes
Fireplaces were originally invented to serve as a means of warming up a space. They were originally used as actual heating instruments and their great advantage was that they had a double function, also serving as beautiful architectural ornaments. But with time fireplaces lots their originally function and became more and more appreciated for their design only.
Nowadays most fireplaces are pure architectural ornaments and accent details for a home’s interior design. But that’s not the only change they’ve suffered. An interesting detail is also the fact that there are also non-working fireplaces. These have completely lost their primary function, that of serving as heating devices, and are only being used for their beauty and symbolism. Sometimes it’s not about the use but about the idea and the concept behind it.Let’s now take a look at a few non-working fireplaces.
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Non-working fireplaces are great design elements because they can be used in any room of the house without worrying about safety and functionality. If your home doesn’t have a fireplace you can just create one. It doesn’t necessarily have to be functional. The shape and impression would be enough to change the atmosphere and to make the room feel warm and cozy.
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