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.   

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.

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.

Feb 6, 2015

ARCHITECT Magazine Interview with Mitchell Joachim Terreform ONE
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.

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.


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.