This week on Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne has a modular-minded conversation with Joseph Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture. Joseph specializes in modular, panelized and sustainable prefabricated homes and explains his thinking behind this method of home-building. Find out why he sees the kitchen island as the hearth of the home, and how budget and restraint play into the role of the architect. This program was brought to you by Fairway Market.


“We consider the kitchen as the plan generator. Frank Lloyd Wright used to think of the fireplace as the hearth of the home, we think of the kitchen island as the same.”

“One of the problems [architects] have is not knowing how much something will cost before we design it.”

Architect Joseph Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture on Burning Down the House