A Kiva fireplace combines the radiant heat efficiency of a Rumford fireplace with the traditional beauty of a southwest fireplace. The curved firebox and curved chimney are an elegant twist. It “floats” on a polished hearth in the corner of two rammed earth walls. This fireplace burns wood; a locally available and sustainably harvested resource. The mass of the rammed earth captures the heat from the flue gasses as it rises through the chimney. This heat is slowly radiated into the room for hours after the fire has extinguished.
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