This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks series providing visual inspiration for the home.
Built within a South African nature reserve, House of the Big Arch was designed by architecture collective Frankie Pappas to avoid existing trees.
Supported on an arch that gives the house its name is an outdoor patio that contains a central fireplace, an oven and a small pool.
Argentinian architect Alejandro Sticotti created a covered outdoor lounge and dining area alongside this house in the Mexican city of Guadalajara.
Created to be the social hub of a luxury campground in California designed by Anacapa Architecture, this open-air clubhouse is used for guest check-in and socialising.
Within the clubhouse, chairs are gathered around a firepit below a suspended steel chimney.
Landscape architecture studio Surface Design created a series of planted terraces at this house in San Francisco to be “a serene respite from the city”.
A concrete fireplace anchors the ground floor courtyard, which is completed with benches, ferns and Japanese anemone flowers.
Anacapa Architecture designed this home for a residential neighbourhood in the Californian city of Santa Barbara.
The open-plan living space and main bedroom in the L-shaped house both open onto a backyard that has an outdoor fireplace and a seating area arranged around a fire pit.
American studio Wheeler Kearns Architects designed this single-storey house on a wooded site on the outskirts of Chicago.
At the rear of the home is a seating area enclosed by a low, curved gabion wall made from rubble found on the site. A fireplace is integrated into this gabion wall.
This concrete outdoor dining pavilion was designed by Metropolis as part of a renovation of a house in the Cape Town suburb of Constantia.
Designed to take advantage of views over nearby Table Mountain, the open-sided pavilion includes a concrete fireplace topped with a suspended chimney surrounded by concrete seating.
The outdoor terrace contains a sunken seating area and a fire pit.
Designed by architects Pablo Saric and Cristian Winckler Perched, Casa SS is a blackened pine house perched above the Pacific Ocean in Chile.
The main living area has large glass windows facing the ocean and opens out onto an enclosed area with deck chairs arranged around a fire pit at the rear of the home.
This is the latest in our series of lookbooks providing curated visual inspiration from Dezeen’s image archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks showcasing peaceful bedrooms, calm living rooms and colourful kitchens.
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