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 reminder of their city and its logic of growth.   

Feb 11, 2015

Mitchell Joachim at The College Art Association Event

http://conference.collegeart.org/programs/towards-a-better-future-art-activism-ideas-and-opportunities-beyond-the-studio-part-ii/
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.
http://conference.collegeart.org/programs/towards-a-better-future-art-activism-ideas-and-opportunities-beyond-the-studio-part-ii/

Feb 9, 2015

Future podcast: Maria Aiolova and Cities

Killing The Breeze presents Tyler Rose Mann’s Community, Environment and Social Justice podcast. This week I sit with Maria Aiolova.
http://killingthebreeze.com/building-cities-future/

Feb 6, 2015

ARCHITECT Magazine Interview with Mitchell Joachim Terreform ONE

http://www.architectmagazine.com/videos/detail/ar-2015-02-04-mitchell-joachim-of-terreform-one/2187379
Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE is the co-founder of New York-based design nonprofit Terreform ONE, which was founded in 2006. He spoke with ARCHITECT about the organization’s design philosophy and some current projects.

Jan 26, 2015

Rebuild by Design: panel with Maria Aiolova, Terreform ONE

The BAC is partnering with Rebuild by Design for a discussion on how to ready Boston’s ecology, infrastructure, and culture for the future of climate change. Maria Aiolova moderated a panel on "Designing for Resilience.
http://bostonarchitecturalcollege.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/j/D65BFB63CD0C9B38/9EF03F661375CDC92540EF23F30FEDED

Dec 30, 2014

Exhibition of Design for Resilience at BAC w/ Terreform ONE

Exploring the Rebuild by Design proposals, along with new work from Terreform ONE, opens a window that suggests how Boston could arrive at a safer tomorrow.
Design for Resilience, Boston Architectural College (BAC), McCormick Gallery, MA.
Terreform ONE projects: Governors Hook, Resilient Water Infrastructure, and Urbaneering.

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.


ONE PRIZE WINNERS HERE

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.
http://www.myfoxny.com/story/26877265/the-living-house

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.

http://edno.bg/en/one-architecture-week-2014/calendar/1497

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.
see:
Are tiny houses and micro-apartments the future of urban homes? by Rachael Post

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/aug/25/tiny-houses-micro-living-urban-cities-population-newyork-hongkong-tokyo

Jul 3, 2014

Shop Terreform NOW!

http://terreform.myshopify.com/
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.
http://www.aspenideas.org/schedule/fest1/6-28-2014

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.
http://www.metropolismag.com/Point-of-View/June-2014/Futurists-Propose-Walking-City-of-Configurable-Housing-Units/

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. http://www.iaac.net/educational-programms/the-next-city-2014-43

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.
http://www.inventropolis.com/waterweek-nyc/

May 19, 2014

Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE, The Atlantic NY IDEAS

http://www.theatlantic.com/live/events/new-york-ideas/2014/#event-speakers
The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute's New York Ideas talk with Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE, A Tree Grows Under Manhattan.
http://www.theatlantic.com/live/events/new-york-ideas/2014/#event-speakers