Fenestration relates intimately with symmetry, balance, proportion and scale. Most important to me is the natural light that windows invite into a building, along with the views out from the various rooms and hallways. Light is so important to the human spirit.
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“Of course, fenestration is also related to architectural style or vernacular. Homes build before the days of central heating and the technology to product large sections of plate glass tended to have smaller multi-paned windows. When glassmaking was improved (late 1800s, Victorian, Shingle Style, etc.), there was a trend towards larger windows, often grouped, with some sashes with no muntils (dividing bars), or two-over-two lite windows. As glass technology and heating and cooling improved, modern architecture with fenestration that is mostly – if not all – glass became popular, especially for commercial buildings.”
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