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The Haffenden House Features a Quirky Facade of Clustered Fenestration

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: para-project.org and mocoloco
There certainly is not a specific universal strategy for applying fenestration to architecture, yet the Haffenden House undoubtedly appears to break some unofficial guidelines. You're probably accustomed to seeing windows that align along vertical or horizontal axes, and often taking complementary proportions. What you'll observe with this project, however, is a more disorderly arrangement of rectangular panes that cram tightly together on the residence's front facade.

The outcome of PARA-Project's design is unexpected and rather alien, yet the visual effect fosters delight. Practically speaking, it bring a great amount of light into the Haffenden House, and symbolically, it seems to reference the cluttered bookshelves that appear everywhere in the interior of this domestic library in New York.