An arrangement of windows in a building. Indeed, the term is derived from
fenestra, the Latin word for window.
Strictly speaking, in the world of architectural design, fenestration relates to
the design and arrangement of all openings in a building's envelope. However, I
generally refer to this when
discussing a late Victorian build or, indeed, an improvement scheme where the
building's frontage is dominated by a glass arrangement. The photograph below
shows an excellent example of this - hardly a brick in sight!
This created a highly opaque interface between the pub's interior and the world
design and improvements in glass resulted in rows of windows becoming a
fashionable feature. In older buildings this was achieved by inserting steel
supports, demolishing the old walls and inserting large plate glass windows
between thin facing pilasters.
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