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Haffenden House / PARA

  • 01:00 - 12 February, 2014
Haffenden House / PARA
Haffenden House / PARA, © Nathan Rader
© Nathan Rader

Process © Nathan Rader © Nathan Rader © Nathan Rader +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Syracuse, NY, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Jon Lott
  • Project Team

    Jon Lott, Hilary Pinnington, Paul Kneeply
  • Area

    1125.0 ft2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Nathan Rader
© Nathan Rader

From the architect. The Haffenden House is a writing studio with a garage/breezway at ground-level, library and writing space on the second level, and a curved/soft reading room on the third level. The project finds itself within the subur- buban realm, referencing Gianni Pettena’s Ice House from 1972, as a blank spot within the repetive image of “house.” 


Detail Section Elevations 1 Elevations 2 +20

In the rear yard, the fabric solution is used on the interior as a curtain, offering the owners the flexibility to control the relationship of privacy within their context.

© Nathan Rader
© Nathan Rader
© Nathan Rader
© Nathan Rader

The poet’s studio uses a translucent silicon-impregnated fabric skin for a lightfilled writing room without the visual distraction of the suburbs. Inside the blank box, between the second and third levels, the section uses a bowl-shaped division, maximizing indirect light for the second level and avoiding any association with the landscape on the third.

© Nathan Rader
© Nathan Rader
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Greg Pavell · February 15, 2014

Yeah Baby! You don't get that by crumpling paper a la Gehry....
Need plan, sections, musings!

Rodrigo Garcia · February 13, 2014

looks japanese

duarte mendia vieira · February 13, 2014

pff... details? plans? sections? architecture??

Peep · March 30, 2015 12:21 PM
nicholas · February 14, 2014 04:10 PM

i agree. i love the images...but archdaily has typically been a (what seems) like a carefully curated collection that always provide the data necessary to understand a projects architecture. i welcome the project, but wish it had come with more information.
even the firms website is lacking appears perhaps as renderings and model photos of pending construction?


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