Haffenden House / PARA

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Syracuse, United States
  • Architects: PARA Project
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1125 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Nathan Rader
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Buddy Rhodes, Buffalo Felt, Rochester Insulated Glass, Sepp Leaf
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Haffenden House / PARA - Windows, Facade
© Nathan Rader

Text description provided by the architects. The Haffenden House is a writing studio with a garage/breezeway 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 suburban realm, referencing Gianni Pettena’s Ice House from 1972, like a blank spot within the repetitive image of “house.” 


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.

Haffenden House / PARA - Windows, Facade
© Nathan Rader
Haffenden House / PARA - Shelving
© Nathan Rader

The poet’s studio uses a translucent silicon-impregnated fabric skin for a light-filled 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.

Haffenden House / PARA - Image 12 of 20
© Nathan Rader

Originally published February 12, 2014.

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Cite: "Haffenden House / PARA" 22 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/476264/haffenden-house-para> ISSN 0719-8884

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