TMS Architects was treated to a wonderful morning recently at the Boston Design Center‘s Stark Showroom which had been briefly appropriated by Boston Home Magazine to introduce their Spring issue. Editor Rachel Slade led the audience through the new issue, highlighting great products for spring (wonderful to see pastels !) and walked us through some amazing New England homes featured in this new issue. There was a wonderful Tremont Street town house, a small apartment beautifully designed by interior designer Frank Hodge and a very special Chappaquiddick house that was the work of Boston-based architect Peter Rose among many other articles.
Architect Peter Rose spoke briefly about his projects and specifically about the Chappaquidick home profiled in the magazine. He explained that the house is built on a high bluff overlooking the ocean and said that because of erosion, the cliff will undoubtedly disappear into the ocean within the next thirty years. Since architects are great problem solvers, his solution was to design the home so that it could literally be picked up and moved back when the need arose! His words, “the irony of architecture is that you can’t drive it first or try it on…its a high wire act” seemed to be an apt summation of the profession.