Jan 27, 2011

ONE Prize 2011: Water as the 6th Borough in NYC

Open International Design Competition to Envision the Sixth Borough of New York City:
The ONE PRIZE committee invites the most talented and imaginative architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, economists, artists, students, and individuals to propose ideas for the NYC Blue Network and The World’s Largest Clean Tech Expo in 2014.

These propositions must include; expanding waterborne transportation, linking the five boroughs with transit hubs, incorporating ferries, water taxis, bike shares, electric car-shares, electric shuttle buses, providing in-water recreation, educational events, cultural activities, pavilion halls, and climate resilience.

visit: www.oneprize.org

Jan 12, 2011

Terreform ONE in Topos 73

Urbaneering Brooklyn NY 2110 - The Sci-Fi-Based Solution to Climate Change

An intensified version of an autarchic Brroklyn supplies all vital needs fpr its population. Dilapidated structures are replaced with vertical agriculture and housing merged with infrastructure. Visionary operations are not just about a comprehensive model of tomorrow's city, but an initial platform for discourse..  Author: Joachim, Mitchell

Jan 11, 2011

Terreform ONE in New York Times


On Flatbush Avenue, Seven Stories Chock-Full of Ideas, by Jed Lipinski, Photos Benjamin Norman  Published NYTimes: January 11, 2011.
 "Mitchell Joachim, an ecological architect and one of three TED fellows (for technology, entertainment and design)on the floor, likens the Metropolitan Exchange to a modern-day version of Bauhaus, the German design school. “People here have enormous credentials and potential to succeed,” Mr. Joachim said. “Plus the rent is ridiculously cheap.”  Mr. Joachim’s nonprofit design collective, Terreform One, promotes green initiatives in cities. Its conceptual projects are on display, including One-Day Tower, a model of a 53-story building built from all the trash produced by New York City in 24 hours."


Exhibition at Proteus Gowanus in Brooklyn NY

featuring the work of 15 artists, designers and architects.
Some of these works examine the inward aspect of Paradise,
evoking states of happiness, exaltation or -- less heavenly --
the struggle to achieve perfect inner harmony.
Others have turned toward the future, imagining urban utopias,
culinary perfection and even the rendering of heaven itself. 
Contributors to Paradise 2
Diane Bertolo
Micheline Gingras
Marcia Hillis
Leslie Kerby
Peter Ketcham
Tom Klinkowstein
Patricia McDonough
Lisanne McTernan
Eva Melas
Joseph Motroni
Adine Sagalyn
Erik Schurink
Theo Stewart Stand
Terreform One
Kit Warren 

Jan 5, 2011

Digital Art at Google; Rachel Armstrong & Mitchell Joachim

A talk on Living Materials and Architecture from Rachel Armstrong & Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE at the Google building in New York.
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