departments march/april 2012
BOT TOM RO W, LEF T: RUSS MEZIKOFSK Y; CEN TER: PE TER VANDER WARKER
TOP RO W, FROM LEF T: NAT REA, GREG PREMRU, ROBER T BENSON
14 Editor’s Note
16 Publisher’s Note
24 visit • Preservation Principals
A husband-and-wife architecture
team practice their design credo
rebuilding a Newport, Rhode
Island, carriage house.
37 selections • Working
Overtime Office spaces that
fuel the creative process.
60 kitchen • Twice as Nice
A Brookline, Massachusetts,
renovation creates a kid-friendly
hub that’s kosher to boot.
68 places • A Classic Save
Architect Cass Gilbert’s
Waterbury, Connecticut, City
Hall is restored to its neoclassical
78 design focus • Savvy
Synergy A Portland, Maine,
designers’ show house is a study
88 antiques • Essex Anew With a
refurbished Main Street, Essex,
Massachusetts, re-emerges as a
magnet for antiques (and fried
96 ic on • Right Direction Standing
tall atop roofs, weather vanes are
sure, handsome indicators of
which way the wind blows.
100 green • Raising the Roof
High style defines a solar
installation and the regal
dressing room beneath it.
108 local wares • Regional
Reigns Fresh new products and
stores around New England.
144 et al. • Foreign Affairs
European designs bring
international flair to three
150 advertiser index
152 take note • Behind the Glass
An exhibit explores Dan Dailey’s
rich, precise artistic process.
43 Special Promotional Section:
boston society of architects 2012 design awards
A 16-page section featuring the winning projects — and their creators — in this year’s
prestigious competition for best designs in institutional and commercial buildings.