Nov 19, 2014

AM New York Terreform ONE and New Lab

Christian Salazar, "Brooklyn Tech Triangle is center of booming New York industry," AM New YorkNov. 17, pp. 4-5. 
Amanda O’Keefe, Architect Designer and Kristopher Menos, Research Fellow, Terreform ONE.

Nov 7, 2014

Terreform ONE Symposium in Berlin w/ Maria Aiolova

Terreform ONE and TU Berlin organized a symposium on the POST CARBON CITY w/ Maria Aiolova and Raoul Bunschoten.

Oct 30, 2014

2014 ONE Prize “Smart Dock” results reveal two first-prize winners | News | Archinect

2014 ONE Prize “Smart Dock” results reveal two first-prize winners | News | Archinect

THE LUCENT CUBE Yun Wan, Silvia Lopez, Balazs Fekete
London, United Kingdom.

SELF GROWING LABVictor Diaz, Ariel Santiago, Carlos Garcia, Danniely Staback, Nestor Lebron
San Juan, Puerto Rico.

COL-LABJaehun Woo, Youra Cho, Sang Hoon Park, Hwang Dong Eun
Seoul, South Korea.

SKOOL HAUS Nikole Bouchard, Vanessa Moon
Milwaukee, USA.


Oct 27, 2014

Fox 5 News The Big Idea Terreform ONE The Living House

Interview with Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE by SHARON CROWLEY, Fox 5 News.

Oct 20, 2014

Don't Do it Yourself, Do it Together!

Maria Aiolova lectures at ONE Architecture Week in Bulgaria: THE POSSIBLE IMPOSSIBLE.
Effects are causes. Means are ends. Capital creates labour, information – events, works – art. End points are points of departure. The utopias of the past now simulate themselves. Their realisation was also their end. Their attractive power used to derive from their inherent sense of doom and impossibility. Today, there are no utopias because everything is possible.

Oct 12, 2014

Welcome Vivian Kuan the New Executive Director of Terreform ONE

Vivian Kuan is the Executive Director for Terreform ONE. She was a Launch Director at the internet incubator, idealab! and later directed the online strategy and ecommerce business units for the Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. and for The L’Oreal Group Inc. Before that, Vivian worked as an architect in Taiwan, Hong Kong, as well as in New York City for Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. She earned an MBA/MA at the Wharton School/Lauder program, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.Arch. from Cornell University.

Aug 26, 2014

Willow Balls in Guardian UK Sustainable Business

Among Terreform ONE’s recent designs are tree spheres called Willow Balls. They are living treehouses just 8 feet (2.43 meters) in diameter. Joachim considers them semi-permanent, and says they can be used as seasonal spaces like gazebos or other outdoor recreational spaces. They’re made by growing ficus trees over a scaffolding frame similar to what gardeners do when they use pliable living plants to create archways. Once the fast-growing ficus trees cover the sphere, the scaffolding can be removed and re-used with another set of plants.While the living-plants portion of the sphere is natural, Terreform ONE will manufacture the scaffoldings in Brooklyn out of wood or metal. Terreform ONE is currently taking orders for the scaffoldings – priced at $8,000 – and expects to put them on sale in early 2015.
Are tiny houses and micro-apartments the future of urban homes? by Rachael Post

Jul 3, 2014

Shop Terreform NOW!
Buy items from our on-line store today! We have our monograph, books, models, research journals, drawings, posters, prints, furniture, home accessories, artworks, and more for sale.

Jun 27, 2014

Aspen Ideas Festival w/ Terreform ONE

Post-Sustainability: New Directions in Ecological Urban Design
Sustainability is a good thing. But is it good enough? Join the co-founders of the Brooklyn-based design studio Terreform ONE at the intersection of design, engineering, and synthetic biology for a journey beyond sustainability. Glimpse the future of energy, transportation, infrastructure, waste treatment, food, and water as they explore the socio-ecological possibilities of New York City and solutions for urban environments like it around the world.

Jun 26, 2014

Futurists Propose "Walking City" of Configurable Housing Units Christian Hubert & Mitchell Joachim

The following proposal, by the architects and futurists at Terreform ONE, was submitted for our May cover feature, in which we asked designers to envision new models of multigenerational housing. IMAGE: Nicholas Gervasi
"Multigen" will enable generations to live together, but still preserve options to move away for any length of time. Not only will extended families be able to live together "under one roof," they will also have the option of combining their living units with those of, say, their grandparents, parents, or children. These can, in turn, be integrated into greater settlement patterns, including cities, suburbs, and rural areas.

Terreform ONE, OfficeUS Outpost la Biennale di Venezia

Pavilion of the United States of America at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia, OfficeUS, a global collaborative architectural practice founded by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački and Ashley Schafer.
TEAM Outposts: Allard van Hoorn, Anda French, Aristide Antonas, Austin Mergold, Benjamin Porto, Cara Liberatore, Caroline Smith, Chrissi Nasz, Ciro Miguel, Constantin Boym, Daniel Tudor Munteanu, Danielle Rago, Doreen Adengo, Eva Alvarez, Fabio Gigone, Fabrizio Furiassi, Filippo Cattapan, Garrick Jones, Hanna Espinosa, Henry Smith-Miller, Ioannis Oikonomou, Jean Benoit Vetillard, Jenny French, Jonathan Crisman, Jorg Sieweke, Juan Molina Restrepoe, Kristy Balliet, Lisa Pauli, Luis Diego Quiros Pacheco, Maj Plemenitas, Maria Pilar Pinchart, Mart Schaefer, Matthew Messner, Mitchell Joachim, Nazanin Naeini, Nick Axel, Pablo Costa, Pamela Ritchot, Paolo Migliori, Patrizia Toscano, Paul Preissner, Peter Macapia, Phillip Denny, Quilian Riano, Ragunath Vasudevan, Sahra Motalebi, Samuel Stewart-Halevy, Sara Dean, Sasa Zivkovic, Selma Alihodzic, Sindy Martínez Lortia, Stephen Mueller, Taller de Casquería Collective, Tamar Alon, Ted Landrum

May 29, 2014

Terreform ONE Is hosting IaaC Global Summer

The IaaC students will join us this summer for two weeks of intense exploration at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Maria Aiolova at Water Week NYC

Maria Aiolova presented Terreform ONE's vision for the NYC Waterfront. With Mayor Dawn Zimmer and David Rockefeller Jr.

May 19, 2014

Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE, The Atlantic NY IDEAS
The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute's New York Ideas talk with Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE, A Tree Grows Under Manhattan.

Apr 24, 2014

Weltstadt - Who creates the city? Mitchell Joachim Terreform ONE, Berlin
New Civil Society: Stagnation in climate policy, vacant properties in the post-industrial city, privatization of public spaces and displacement of socially vulnerable people from the city. Increasing numbers of citizens no longer intend to wait and are taking their future into their own hands. They are repurposing abandoned buildings, trying out resource-saving ways of life and they are demanding their right to the city. How is the self-organization and horizontal linkage between these civil-society actors succeeding?
Davis Kanepe, Cultural Activist, Kanepes Cultural Center, Riga
Mitchell Joachim, Architect and Professor, New York University

Purev-Erdene Ershuu, Architect and Lecturer, Mongolian University of Science and Technology

Apr 20, 2014

Future City Berlin

Symposium on Speculative Design Practices and Heterodox Pedagogy: with Maria Aiolova, Sarah Whiting and Matthias Bottger. 
Sponsored by: Terreform ONE,  Deutsches Architektur Zentrum (DAZ) and CIEE.

Apr 7, 2014

ONE Prize 2014 Competition Launched - Smart Dock!

DUE AUG 31st: ONE Lab is seeking design schematics for the Smart Dock that are both iconic and ready to construct.
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Apr 1, 2014

A+ Award Popular Choice Winner, Terreform ONE

Nurhan Goktur, Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolova at the A+ Award Ceremony.

Our project; BIO CITY WORLD MAP OF 11 BILLION is the A+ Award Popular Choice Winner in the Plus Categories | Architecture + Communication.
This is an unparalleled honor. With entries from over 100 countries, this work truly represents the best of architecture worldwide. The Architizer A+ Popular Choice Winner is selected by the online voting public after a three week long campaign. 

Mar 26, 2014

BBC Future Building Tomorrow Exhibit with Terreform ONE

id you know that by 2050, 7 out of every 10 people will live in a large city? Check out how proposes we work today to transform our cities for a better tomorrow. The Building Tomorrow exhibit will take place at Openhouse Gallery’s 168 Bowery in April!
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Openhouse Gallery’s 168 Bowery
Openhouse Gallery’s 168 Bowery

BBC Future Building Tomorrow Exhibit in New York Thur. April 3rd, 6pm, at Openhouse Gallery 168 Bowery, New York, NY. RSVP

Mar 18, 2014

VIA Festival International with Terreform ONE

Exposition Micro/ Macro, Le Manège Maubeuge, France and Mons, Belgium. 
CHARLOTTE LEOUZON : MICRO MACRO (sélection de films)
ANNE ROQUIGNY : 111oOzOo111 (sélection d’œuvres du web)

Mar 17, 2014

Anya Bokov is the New Director of History and Theory at Terreform ONE

Anya Bokov is an architectural thought leader, urban designer and practitioner. She earned; B.Arch. Syracuse University, M.Arch. Harvard Graduate School of Design, and currently a PhD. candidate, Yale University. Anya taught at the Moscow Architectural Institute and Northeastern University School of Architecture in Boston. She was an editor of the Project Russia magazine, a leading architectural periodical in Russia. She has worked as an architect and urban designer with NBBJ in Moscow and Columbus, Ohio; City of Somerville/Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development in Somerville, Massachusetts; Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam; Gluckman Mayner Architects and Polshek Partnership/Ennead in New York. Anya is studying the history of early modernist design education in the Soviet Union and the VKhUTEMAS school. Her research focuses on the architectural methodology developed by Nikolay Ladovsky and his colleagues that pioneered the creative design process through model-making, incorporated psychology and perception theories, and aligned architecture and urban design with the new technologies and methods of industrial production.

Mar 13, 2014

Smart Dock: ONE Lab Educational Facilities at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

ONE Lab is seeking design proposals for the Smart Dock that are both symbolic and buildable. The design should symbolize the ideas and values of ONE Lab: Interdisciplinary learning, studio-based design, collaborative space, DIY making, hacking. The Smart Dock should address the future of learning environments that inflects the trajectory of experimental design schools into the new spaces of socio-ecological design in times of climate change.
Competition entries should develop strategies for the identity for ONE Lab as the educational and public component of this vibrant center for design and science, with interfaces to state-of-the art equipment and a network of creative and entrepreneurial affiliates. We intend to build the winning entry.

Mar 7, 2014

Prof. Oliver Medvedik, Cooper Union

Prof. Oliver Medvedik from The Cooper Union Frontpage: 
"Learn How to Sequence DNA in Less Than a Day" 

Though less well known than the four degree-granting engineering disciplines -- chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical -- bioengineering has a place at The Albert Nerken School of Engineering. The practice of applying engineering principles to the life sciences happens chiefly through the Maurice Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering and through the Sandholm Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Bioengineering, a two-year position currently held by Prof. Oliver Medvedik. A native of New York City, he co-founded Genspace, a non-profit biotechnology laboratory for classroom and public use. Now into his second semester, Prof. Medvedik has begun rounding up students to attend iGEM, an annual, national synthetic biology competition. We sat down with him for a chat about iGEM, Genspace, his ambitions during his time at Cooper and why the thought of bioengineered terrorism doesn't worry him...too much."

Mar 3, 2014

Terreform ONE Official Selection of the Venice Biennale

We are happy to announce that Terreform ONE’s work is part of the official selection of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale directed by Rem Koolhaas from June 7th to November 23rd, 2014. 

The Bio City Map, created by the nonprofit organization Terreform ONE, is a forecast of the world population distribution in the 25 densest cities on Earth. The map displays population density as a parametric graph on the front. The map back focuses on each of these cities, designed and grown inside petri dishes with colonies of E. Coli as a method of analog computation. This is an interdisciplinary project where architects, urban planners, biologists, sociologists, and artists were all working together to create a map of the near future of human population growth. 

The Global Art Affairs Foundation, under the direction of Rem Koolhaas, has curated the exhibitions at Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora as an official part of the Venice Architecture Biennale. They have selected the Bio City Map as a key component of the exhibition. The project has already been exhibited internationally at the New Institute (NAI) in Rotterdam and the Onsite [at] OCAD U Gallery in Toronto.

Terreform ONE’s participation at the Venice Biennale is made possible by the generous support of CIEE, the world leader in international education and exchange. Terreform ONE has organized a workshop for students as a part of CIEE Global Architecture and Design Program. The students will study population growth in cities and participate in the installation of the Bio City World Map project for the opening of the Biennale. 

Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE Co-Founder and Associate Professor of Practice at NYU will lead a group of advanced researchers and students from NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study abroad. According to Terreform ONE Co-Founder and CIEE Academic Director for Global Architecture and Design Maria Aiolova, “The students will have the opportunity to learn new methods of studying urban growth and interact with world renowned architects, designers and thought leaders.” Terreform ONE Partners’ Melanie Fessel, Nurhan Gokturk and Oliver Medvedik will be also collaborating closely with the students.
VISIT: Bio City MapGlobal Architecture and Design.

Feb 13, 2014

New Book: Super Cells
Mitchell Joachim and Nina Tandon describe the tantalizing array of inventions already being created with nature’s elemental building block: the cell. Imagine personalized bone replacements, living condominium complexes, bacteria-made haute couture, and top sirloin grown without a farm.