Jan 19, 2017

Human-Powered Gym Boat in Paris w/ Terreform ONE

HUMAN-POWERED RIVER GYM: Soft Floating Micro-Island Gyms on Waterway Paths
Original Project Credits: Mitchell Joachim and Douglas Joachim.
Design Partner Team: Carlo Ratti Associati.


Our concept encapsulates a new typology for the contemporary urban gym. It is intended to challenge our innate proprioceptive and multi-planer locomotive abilities while synchronously altering the surroundings. A simple transfer of workout vigor supplies a given city with needed supplemental transport and amenities. Work-out on your commute to work.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/350451/human-powered-gym-boat-provides-seine-ic-views

Terraform X


COMING SOON....

Jan 16, 2017

Business Insider with Terreform ONE

This bizarre building in Brooklyn is a home for more than 20,000 crickets:
By Gene Kim and Rob Ludacer
"Although this may be a foreign concept to many, eating insects is a common practice in many cultures. Insect meals could be a more environment-friendly protein source than meat. Architecture firm, Terreform ONE, has built a shelter to raise edible crickets and promote insect consumption." - Business Insider, Jan. 8, 2017.
http://www.businessinsider.com/weird-futuristic-building-cricket-farm-brooklyn-2017-1

Dec 21, 2016

Year in Review

THANKS for a terrific year +
Wishing you the best from all of us at Terreform ONE!
Please see our "Year in Review" listing some of our recent activities:



Dec 19, 2016

Architecture's "Political Compass" with Terreform ONE

Beyond "Contemporary": A Map Of Today's Architectural MovementsCo.Design
...and "techno-critical" architects, whose practices focus on speculative architecture, like Terreform One and its biotech-based design.

El CroquisAlejandro Zaera-Polo outlined a 21st-century taxonomy of architecture, attempting to define and categorize the various new forms of practice that have grown in popularity in the years since—and as a political response to—the economic crisis.

"Well Into the 21st Century The Architectures of Post-Capitalism?" ZAERA-POLO, ALEJANDRO. Published in N.187, EL CROQUIS

Jul 9, 2016

Winner of Architect R+D Awards 2016 is Terreform

ARCHITECT R+D Awards’ 10th anniversary: Cricket Shelter—Modular Edible Insect Farm by Terreform ONE.

Jun 3, 2016

New Lab OPENS!!!

Invitation to the New Lab: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
June 21st, 10:30am
RSVP
We can't wait to celebrate with all of you in our spectacular new space!

Feb 21, 2016

Brooklyn Navy Yard New Lab Building 128


Directions: Terreform ONE at New Lab, Brooklyn Navy Yards.  

SUBWAY
Take F train to York St. and walk down York St. headed away from the Manhattan Bridge. Make right turn on Navy St. and follow until intersection at Sands St. Enter castle guard gate at Sands St. Follow road towards the power plant smokestacks. Enter the metal clad building 128 next to dry dock and front of power plant.

CAR/ TAXI
Our entrance is located at the corner of Cumberland Street & Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn.

20 mins from lower Manhattan, 10 minutes from Queens, 10 minutes from South Brooklyn.
Navigation tip: Enter the address 1 Cumberland Street, Brooklyn into your GPS – this is located across the street from the Cumberland Gate; Terreform ONE at New Lab is just beyond that gate

BIKE
There are dedicated CitiBike stations all around the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Feb 19, 2016

Growing Cities: An Atlantic Forum on Sustainable Urbanization

Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic 
Maria Aiolova, Co-Founder, Terreform ONE 
Gary Handel, Founding Partner, Handel Architects LLP 
Sharon Pinkerton, Senior VP, Legislative and Regulatory Policy, Airlines For America

SEE:
http://www.theatlantic.com/live/events/growing-cities-an-atlantic-forum/2016/
SEE:
http://library.fora.tv/2016/02/18/a_blueprint_for_growing_cities

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

The continuous impact of climate dynamics, armed conflicts, non-stop urbanization and economic upheavals present a distinct need for a hybrid architectural topology to deliver parallel solutions for food and shelter in each distressed region. This is a dual-purpose shelter and modular insect farm bounded into one structure. It’s intended for the impending food crisis, where people will need access to good sources of alternative protein, as raising livestock is not possible at our current rate of consumption and resource extraction. The United Nations has mandated insect sourced protein is a major component to solving global food distribution problems.  This arguably impacts the diets of all peoples across the globe.

In an advanced economic setting, this farm can introduce a sophisticated and ultra-sanitary method of locally harvesting insects for the production of cricket flour in fine cuisine recipes. It can also serve to be a new topology for a specialty restaurant, eatery, storehouse or similar architectural program. Introducing crickets into the modern American/ European diet is not a simple task, but there is precedent. For example, a few decades ago American’s did not wish to eat raw fish. Yet positive change materialized after sushi was introduced on a culturally refined and hygienic level. The same kind of approach needs to be embedded in the cultivation of crickets to achieve the cleanliness, quality, and purity of the farm-to-table system.  Over two billion people eat insects every day; it’s time to reintroduce them into the diets of the remaining population.

Raising cattle, pigs, and chicken for meat products all require immense amounts of fresh water. Harvesting insects for food typical takes three hundred times less water for the same amount of protein. Our project aims to maximize access to nutrient resources and to deal with and support local communities in anticipation of post-disaster scenarios. This also targets societal upgrading strategies in both
developed and developing countries as the temporary shelter easily coverts to a permanent farming system/ eatery after the crisis has dissipated.
 

Structurally, the shelter can be minimized into easily manufactured and replicable elements such as a simple CNC plywood archway with linked off-the-shelf plastic containers as infill surface. The current version of the structure is more customized to account for solar orientation, airflow and varied spatial programs internally. A computational model was used to parametrically align all of the individual containers to match the archway splines. Each pre-ordered container was modified to add ventilation screens, flexible insect sacks, locally controlled louvers, and permeable feeder ports with rotating locking mechanisms. The wind quill ventilation component magnifies the sound of cricket chirping in columns of vibrating air.     


The scheme has a multipronged focus on international hunger solutions, sustainable food distribution methods and modular compact architecture. A project of this type is built for areas in calamitous need both present and future. We understand that our role in the complex system of global cooperation is to seek holistic solutions that integrate interdisciplinary knowledge and citizen participation for shelter and subsistence farming. It is essential to understand the physical, social and cultural substrate of developing territories in which food and refuge is simultaneously critical. 

Credits: Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim (PI), Maria Aiolova, Felipe Molina, Matthew Tarpley, Melanie Fessel, Jiachen Xu, Lissette Olivares, Cheto Castellano, Shandor Hassan, Christian Hamrick, Ivan Fuentealba, Sung Moon, Kamila Varela, Yucel Guven, Chloe Byrne, Miguel Lantigua-Inoa
Sponsor: Art Works for Change.


http://www.mediafire.com/download/4g44p39nuk14hcc/TerreformONE_CricketShelter.pdf 

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.