The element of fire is central to human development, and holds a significant cultural importance since the dawn of civilization. Gathering around a fire has an almost primordial pull: it's hypnotic and entrancing, not to mention, warm! Outdoor fire features create a lively, convivial focal point: no wonder landscape designers incorporate them to inject drama. Whether situated outside an alpine chalet or high up on a chic condo roof garden, fire elements make us feel close to our roots. We've gathered some of our favourite designs here.