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Linear See Through Gas Fireplaces Solve for Energy Efficiency

Posted by All Seasons Fireplace on Mar 4, 2020 12:19:38 PM

This Edina couple, Margaret and Steve, used two linear see-through gas fireplaces and a design approach called, Human-Building Interaction (HBI) to build their new sustainable home. 

The origin of HBI stems from systems theory.  Systems theory as Peter Senge, (Author of The Fifth Discipline) describes it, is a “web of interdependence.” The interdependent elements of a system cannot operate independently and the system will not function without all of the elements.

So Why Does Systems Theory Matter?

The goal of HBI is to promote the intended action of the occupants while conserving energy.

Human Building Interaction tries to manage the negative, perhaps unintended, systemic outcomes of building systems on our environment.

Steve, a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited architect, used two linear fireplaces as the focus of this, integrated, structure.

Click the image below to play the video.  Special thanks to our photographer on this project Jordan Powers.

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Tags: Testimonials, Linear Fireplaces, Sustainable Home Design, Leed Certified Home Design, See Through Linear Fireplace, energy efficiency

The Fireplace and Television Design Solution

Posted by All Seasons Fireplace on Nov 22, 2017 4:15:00 PM


Screens of all kinds are part of our everyday lives and in this story we will illustrate how this architect, builder and home owner discovered a creative way to integrate a large screen television and media center with a new linear fireplace in this remodeling project.

Positioned adjacent to one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Twin Cities, this craftsman style home needed a new look that would complement the lifestyle of this Edina family.



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David Heide Studio: Fireside Chat with Mark Nelson

Posted by All Seasons Fireplace on Oct 12, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Our recent move to the new showroom in St. Louis Park has prompted us to reflect on how far we have come and the relationships we have built over the years.  Mark Nelson sat down with us to talk about our 10 years of working together and our most recent project in the Homes by Architect Tour 2017. 

We’ve been working with you at David Heide for many years now. Can you recall how we came together?

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Custom Fireplace Doors Breathe New Life into Twin Cities Bungalow

Posted by All Seasons Fireplace on Dec 21, 2016 11:43:40 AM


Fireplace doors make wood burning fireplaces safer and more convenient to use.  We think this result is stunning! Read on to hear the whole story. 

 What was here when you moved in?

   There was a square brass and glass door that covered the arch of the fireplace opening. It never fit very well and stuck out onto the hearth. It was difficult to open and got in the way.  We always thought a custom door would be outrageously expensive.


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Tags: Fireplace Hardware, Testimonials

Fireplaces in Commercial Spaces: Meatloaf and Dentistry

Posted by All Seasons Fireplace on Oct 28, 2015 12:01:10 PM

Foundation Architects specialize in dental office designs. Bob Shaffer selected this fireplace to add a warm and inviting reception area to this dental office in Chanhassen.

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Tags: Testimonials, dental offices, fireplaces in commercial spaces, Special Projects

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