Feb 1, 2016

White Box Art Center, Terreform ONE Group Show


Live from Democratic and Republican caucuses 
Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina  

Artists include

Mac Premo + Duke Riley | Louise Fishman | Regina Jose Galindo
Kyle Goen | Federico Solmi | Ivan Navarro | Cris Gianakos | James Hyde
Jaishri Abichandani | Conrad Atkinson | Isaac Aden
ANVIL Collective | Luis Alonzo Barkigia | Majeed Benteeha
Terry Berkowitz | Hans Breder | Blue Noses | Alberto Borea
Robert Boyd | Juanli Carrion | Paolo Cirio | Tony Conway | Joseph DeLappe
 Dread Scott | Eduardo Gil | Mathew Grenier | Glenn Goldberg
Pablo Helguera | Richard Humann | Samuel Jablon
Juan Lazaro + Jevijoe Vitug | Alexander Kosolapov | Teresa Margolles
Ferran Martin | Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo | Mary Mattingly
Yusef Merhi  | Igor Molochevski | Ivan Navarro
Robert Priseman | Fariden Sakhaeifar | PS3 | Joaquin Segura
Vitaly Komar | Edgar Serrano | Elliott Sharp | Wolodymyr Starosolsky
Quintin Rivera Toro | Terreform ONE | Wojtek Ulrich
 Ruben Verdu | Roberto Visani | Johan Wahlstrom | Jordan Weber | Roger Welch
Hans Winkler and more

Curated by Raul Zamudio and Juan Puntes / Co-curated by Blanca De La Torre

A group show in response to the 2016 presidential election charade

Dec 14, 2015

Mycoform Surface is a Finalist in Spark Design Awards



Mycoform Surface: Multi-Curved Mycelium Mushroom Structure
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

http://www.sparkawards.com/galleries/index.cfm?entry=4ADF15CC-E656-4860-B77D88B06852AD2C

Nov 24, 2015

Nov 10, 2015

POLITICO - Terreform ONE Bio City - Interview


http://www.politico.com/magazine/video/2015/11/bio-city.html
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.  http://www.politico.com/magazine/video/2015/11/bio-city.html

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, Lissette Olivares, Cheto Castellano, Ivan Fuentealba, Sung Moon, 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 http://www.eyebeam.org/events/spillingover

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
http://www.ltu.edu/architecture_and_design/lectures.asp 


Sep 30, 2015

Brooklyn Magazine with New Lab and Terreform ONE

http://www.bkmag.com/2015/09/29/inside-new-lab-how-the-brooklyn-navy-yards-innovation-hub-is-shaping-the-future/

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.”

http://www.bkmag.com/2015/09/29/inside-new-lab-how-the-brooklyn-navy-yards-innovation-hub-is-shaping-the-future/

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

http://criticalpractice.ltu.edu/?page=projects&id=terreform-one-context
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.
 http://criticalpractice.ltu.edu/?page=projects&id=terreform-one-context

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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