Nov 24, 2015

Nov 10, 2015

POLITICO - Terreform ONE Bio City - Interview
Bio City- Terreform ONE’s Mitchell Joachim, Vivian Kuan, Melanie Fessel, and Oliver Medvedik push the boundaries of architecture with experimental materials such as living trees and engineered animal tissue — to design future cities that merge with nature.

Nov 5, 2015

Cricket Shelter - Edible Insect Modular Farm and Habitat

An emergency shelter for areas in crisis that also need access to good sources of protein because cattle are unavailable and require too much water. 
Credits: Mitchell Joachim (PI), Melanie Fessel (PI), Felipe Molina, Jiachen Xu, Chloe Byrne, Miguel Lantigua-Inoa. Sponsor: Art Works for Change.

Oct 27, 2015

New York, I Love You, But…Exhibition Terreform ONE

Exhibition Terreform ONE, POST CARBON CITY-STATE: Rezoned Circular Economy
New York, I Love You, But…
November 5, 2015 - January 26, 2016, The Gallatin Galleries, NYU
Curator’s Statement
All the arguments against it are right: too crowded, too loud, too spread out, too expensive. But also: too exciting, too energetic, too fast, too much. All superlatives. New York, I Love You, But… is a glimpse at the superlative that is New York; an audience to the internal conversation of the person pressed against the subway door, smelling something unidentifiable on the journey home from some unique and  wonderful New York moment. It is a glance at the instances of excess and intimacy, humanity and wonder that define being a New Yorker.  “You are a New Yorker when what was there before is more real and solid than what is here now,” (Colson Whitehead) because being a New Yorker is as much about the frenetic thrust into the present (and by that we mean the future), as it is about harboring nostalgia for a New York that’s eternally slipping away. CBGBs or Shea Stadium, Ebbets field or the Twin Towers; affordable rent or addicts in Times Square: all gone. What is lost is our city, the city that each of us individually makes through momentary encounters, reflections in the window of a cab, panoramic vistas we didn’t know existed, but became ours because that is where we fell in love, were held up, got away, and all the other endless events that create the place we call home.

Eyebeam: Spilling Over: New York 2050 with Maria Aiolova

Nancy Nowacek, Mary Mattingly, Eve Mosher, Marina Zurkow and Maria Aiolova in conversation as part of Outside/InEyebeam at the Seaport, October 28 7:00-9:00PM

Oct 16, 2015

Lawrence Tech Lecture w/ Melanie Fessel + Nurhan Gokturk, Terreform ONE

November19th at LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY School of Architecture Lecture with Melanie Fessel + Nurhan Gokturk, Terreform ONE 

Sep 30, 2015

Brooklyn Magazine with New Lab and Terreform ONE

Inside New Lab: How the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Innovation Hub Is Shaping the Future 

by Carey Dunne

Terreform ONE- Who they are and what they do:

Cofounded by Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolova, Terreform ONE [Open Network Ecology] is a non-profit experimental green design laboratory creating concepts to advance cities across architecture, industrial design, and landscape ecology. Think buildings made of living trees, houses made of meat, and chairs grown from mycelium.

The perks of working at New Lab:
“There is no office space like this. We’re in the center of a high-tech elf workshop. We’re a combination of a coworking space and a maker community, and we get to collaborate with people in other companies with vastly different backgrounds and skill sets.”

What’s coming next:
“For years, we’ve been working on the ‘Post Carbon City State,’ a speculative model for a future Manhattan with zero carbon footprint, made entirely of green stuff: a light rail instead of cars, buildings with sides covered in plants for better air quality, etc.,” Joachim says.

Coolest recent projects:
“The Plug-In Ecology Urban Farm Pod, a giant sphere in which you can grow food in urban areas (in apartments, on balconies or rooftops),” Terreform ONE cofounder Mitchell Joachim says. “With arduino controllers connected to an app, you can check up on how your kale is ready to eat or tomatoes aren’t yet ripe.”

Jul 28, 2015

Terrefrom ONE, 1st Place International Architecture Awards in Urban Design

Terreform ONE has WON 1st Place for the International Architecture Awards (IAA) 2015 in Urban Design.
Project Title: Resilient Water Infrastructure. 
Jury included: Jing Liu (SO-IL), Preston Scott Cohen (USA), Keith Griffiths (Chairman, Aedas), Weichi Chen (Perkins Eastman), Gurjit Singh Matharoo (India).

Jul 1, 2015

Bio-Motown Detroit with Terreform ONE
CRITPraX with Master Practitioners; Mitchell Joachim, Melanie Fessel, Nurhan Gokturk of Terreform ONE at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) working on Bio-Motown Detroit: Unlimited Life Cycle Ecotariums for Urban Space.

Jun 24, 2015

Mycoform Surface: Multi-Curved Mycelium Mushroom Structure at Terreform ONE

WHY GROW A SURFACE? These prototypes for a mycoform surface system occupy the intersection of parametric CAD design and synthetic biology. Their multi-curved shapes are designed and cut digitally, but the segments are grown from strains of fungi into the specific 3D geometries of the piece. Mycoform is a product grown from ordinary biological matter and added to precise compacted forms of inert waste. We use polypore fungal species (in this case the fungus Ganoderma lucidum) that possess enzymes to readily digest a wide variety of cellulose based agricultural byproducts. The internal filler is made up of mycelia substrate, a combination of discarded wood chips, gypsum, oat bran, which is consumed by mycelia and then hardened into a tough, durable functional material. The external skin is bacteria cellulose. The mycelia substrate and bacterial cellulose integrate to become a hard biopolymer that is suitable for architectural applications. This low-tech, low energy process is pollution free, and contains a low embodied energy as part of a local ecosystem. The technology is easily transferable to the developing world. At the end of the useful product life cycle, Mycoform can be composted and safely reintroduced back into the environment, where it can be naturally biodegraded.

Credits: Terreform ONE + Genspace 
Principal Investigators: Mitchell Joachim, Oliver Medvedik, Melanie Fessel 
Team: Maria Aiolova, Ellen Jorgenson, Shruti Grover, James Schwartz, Josue Ledema, Tania Doles, Philip Weller, Greg Pucillo, Shivina Harjani, Jesse Hull, Peter Zhang, Matthew Tarpley, Amanda O’Keefe, Bahar Avanoglu, Ipek Avanoglu, Brent Solomon, Pedro Galindo-Landeira, Yinan Li, Sophie Fabbri.
Sponsor: Ecovative

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May 19, 2015

Welcome to Jessica W. Catlow to the Terreform ONE Board of Directors

Jessica is a lawyer experienced in representing both companies and executives regarding executive compensation issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, and private equity financing.  
In addition to executive compensation, she advises employers in all aspects of traditional employment law, including providing counseling with respect to performance management, discipline and termination of employees. She represents employers in litigation and administrative proceedings involving claims for discrimination, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. She earned a JD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Newark, and BA in Sociology, New York University.

Apr 17, 2015

Creator Space, Micro Exhibition for Terreform ONE

Terreform ONE, Creator Space Micro Exhibition, BASF 150th Anniversary
May 28th 6:30 - 9:45 PM, 509 W. 34th St. 2nd FL. New York, NY.

Mar 19, 2015

Mitchell Joachim at Goethe Institut NYC
Who Creates the City?
"Urban Places – Public Spaces" is held as a three-part series from February to April 2015 in the Münchner Kammerspiele. The educational TV channel ARD-alpha will record and broadcast the events.
Mitchell Joachim is Co-Founder of Terreform ONE and Associate Professor at NYU. 
Mitch McEwen, Principal of McEwen Studio and co-founder of SUPERFRONT.
Joachim and McEwen will discuss the recent transformation of the Brooklyn Navy Yard into a sustainable industrial park and how residential vacancy in Detroit can be converted into an opportunity to support local cultural assets.

Mar 18, 2015

Frank Lloyd Wright School: Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

Taliesin West Lecture Series at Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.
The lectures will explore open-source, pro bono and public space design by some of the world's leading architects and designers: Casey Reas, Mark Lakeman, Matthew Passmore, Emily Pilloton, Mitchell Joachim.

Feb 25, 2015

Fast Company Features Global Design Book.

Fast Company: 7 Ways Architecture Can Tackle Global Warming
Scale is the issue explored in a new book called Global Design, drawn from the global warming-focused New York University project of the same name. In it, architects Louise Harpman and Mitchell Joachim along with Peder Anker of NYU's environmental studies department explore climate change solutions from the design world, both completed and conceptual.

Alternative Winners of the Guggenheim Helsinki Counter-Competition is Terreform ONE

The New Official Alternative Award Winners of the Guggenheim Helsinki architecture and urban design counter-competition is Terreform ONEIt was hyped as a doubly unorthodox and unsolicited affair that was surreptitiously sponsored by Anonymous Finland, Anti-Ellsworth Toohey League, Occupy Helsinki, and the Eco-communalism Society in response to the few discourteous washouts, flops, and has-beens of the official Guggenheim contest.  

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is the foremost institution for the mass collection, conservation, and research of contemporary and modern art and controls several topmost museums around the globe. A striking museum edifice in Helsinki would be a bright compliment to the munificence and elegance of the city.

Helsinki is not some third tier forgotten underdeveloped urban site. It is a significant thriving cultural center with a compact population of educated and enlightened inhabitants. As far as wealth, Helsinki ranks in the top ten most expensive cities in Europe directly behind Oslo, Geneva, and Zurich. Why not have the people of Helsinki benefit a little extra from access to extensive fine art exhibitions and cultural event spaces? Can the Guggenheim go elsewhere? Sure. Does an art museum offend the basic integrity of Finnish society by locating an outpost inside their nation...absolutely NOT! Save Helsinki from art? That's ridiculous, like trying to "save" Brooklyn from Peter Lugers.

Congratulations to the official winners and finalists. And kudos to the multitudes that did not get selected and accepted it gracefully. Design competitions are an integral part of the profession. While subjective and not perfect, the many benefits still outweigh the constraints. Gallivanting around on a high horse demanding Helsinki reconsider the surrounding city and not the Guggenheim is a frivolous endeavor. It’s pugnacious when outsider claims are made that the good people of Helsinki (Finnish architects/ planners included) don’t prudently consider the remainder of their city and its logic of growth.   
Please see the disclaimer about Michael Sorkin HERE.

Feb 11, 2015

Mitchell Joachim at The College Art Association Event
The College Art Association - Towards a Better Future: Art, Activism, Ideas, and Opportunities beyond the Studio. 
Chair: David Brown, Fine Art Museum, Western Carolina University.  
Elizabeth Thompson, Buckminster Fuller Challenge.
Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE.
Amina Ross, 3rd Language.  
The Autonomous Energy Research Lab.