Founded in 1990 by Joseph Tanney and Robert Luntz, Resolution: 4 Architecture is a firm dedicated to addressing 21st century conditions through intelligent architecture and design. The firm consciously takes on a perspective facilitating the conditions required to develop sustainable methods, strategies and solutions for the current and long-range conflicts and changes facing our dynamic communities. They seek to investigate, re-investigate, work with the palpable, illuminate the obscure and understand the composite interface of architecture, its user and its context.
Resolution: 4 Architecture’s design preoccupations have included two-dimensional and three-dimensional pattern making and ceilings as landscapes. Most recently they have undertaken The Modern Modular by Resolution: 4 Architecture, a systematic methodology of design that attempts to leverage the existing methods of prefabrication of residential construction. Their efforts seek to offer the option of “mass customization” to the single-family housing market while aesthetically transforming the sub-urban fabric of America’s domestic landscape. The Modern Modular by Resolution: 4 Architecture has been exhibited in the Walker Center of Art in Minneapolis, and Bruce Mau’s Massive Change touring nationally.
Resolution: 4 Architecture has become an internationally published and highly acclaimed ten-person firm completing projects in the residential, commercial and public realms. Recent awards include:
- The 2005 American Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum
- 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
Additional recognition includes the first place entry in the NCR International Design Competition for the Nature’s Theater in Columbia, South Carolina, the NY AIA award for a Manhattan-based Internet company, and the Peter Eisenmann residence. Television appearances include HGTV, The Travel Channel, DIY, CNN, the CBS Morning News and ABC’s Nightline. Their work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time, Wired, Newsweek, Architecture, Architectural Record, Architectural Review, Domus, LaRCA, Interni, Residential Architect amongst many other notable publications.