Joseph Tanney and Robert Luntz founded Resolution: 4 Architecture in 1990 with a vision to address twenty-first century conditions through intelligent architecture and design, emphasizing sustainable methods, strategies and solutions appropriate for the architectural context and the user. Resolution: 4 Architecture is well-known for ‘The Modern Modular’, a design methodology that utilizes existing residential prefabrication systems to offer a viable single-family “mass customization” option.
In the book, Modern Modular: The Prefab Houses of Resolution: 4 Architecture, authors Joseph Tanney , Robert Luntz and Allison Arieff uniquely feature home designs based on use modules and, “… mixed and matched to achieve an infinite number of designs suited to each buyer’s site, budget, and lifestyle.” Modern Modular uses photography to illustrate the critical steps in the typical prefabrication process, including design, fabrication, transportation, and on-site construction.
Noteworthy Resolution: 4 Architecture awards, recognition and unique opportunities include the 2006 National AIA Housing Award for Concepts in Innovative Housing, the Boston Society of Architects Honor Award for Design Excellence, the winning entry in the DWELL Home Design Invitational for modern prefabricated homes and the Peter Eisenman Residence.
The completed residential work of Resolution: 4 Architecture is a portfolio that features well-designed and attractive prefabricated architectural solutions employing sustainable methods, strategies and materials. As a sustainable material that is stylistically versatile, CableRail is a perfect stair and deck railing material for Resolution: 4 Architecture projects.
Joseph Tanney, principal and cofounder of Resolution: 4 Architecture said, “A number of Resolution: 4 Architecture projects have featured CableRail by Feeney, Inc. products at both interior and exterior locations. We value the sustainability qualities of CableRail. It is made with stainless steel containing pre- and post-consumer reclaimed material that is strong, yet lightweight; and both low-maintenance and recyclable. We especially appreciate the aesthetic; it serves as a safe barrier at the edge or railing, while providing visual transparency.”
One example is the 4500-square foot Fishers Island House in Fishers Island, NY, which features CableRail inside and out. Completed in 2012, the Fishers Island House is a prefabricated six bedroom, five bath home with the following environmentally friendly features: solar photovoltaic system, 96-percent energy efficient boiler, green roof, grass pavers, and a solar hot water system. All of the structure’s horizontal surfaces are utilized for roof decks, green areas, or solar panels – requiring railing throughout as a safety measure. CableRail was widely used aesthetically on the exterior to complement natural materials such as cedar siding and Ipe decking, and used attractively on the interior at stairs.
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