Oct 6, 2020

Terreform ONE Engineered Living Materials, ELMs at Wyss Institute, Harvard University

Can we create a world of living materials that have the characteristics of biological systems: self-replication, self-regulation, self-healing, environmental responsiveness, and self-sustainability? Engineered Living Materials (ELMs) are defined as engineered materials composed of living cells that form or assemble the material itself or modulate the functional performance of the material in some manner. The proposed Big Idea would push the boundaries and frontiers of synthetic biology, materials engineering, nanotechnology, biomaterials, artificial intelligence, and directed evolution into new realms.

Feb 14, 2020

A New View: Camden’s Bloomberg Public Art Challenge project with Terreform ONE

Camden Mayor Frank Moran, the City of Camden, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, and the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts on Jan. 31 announced the eight artists who will participate in “A New View,” a winning project selected for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge that has been awarded $1 million.

The project will raise awareness of Camden’s illegal dumping issue by transforming six sites with vibrant temporary art installations and programming, inspiring residents and visitors to take “a new view” of the city.

131 applications for “A New View” were submitted from across the country, with the eight winners – chosen by curators Judith Tannenbaum and Camden native Kimberly Camp – representing a cross-section of medium, experience, and background.
The winning artists are tasked with drawing attention to Camden’s illegal dumping problem, which costs taxpayers $4 million annually, as well as helping to shape the public’s perception of the city. Residents, community leaders, and visitors attended the announcement, where they viewed mock-ups from the winning artists and heard from project partners.

Winning designs from six of the artists range from traditional to functional art, including a monumental panther made from repurposed car hoods, a machine in the garden that utilizes mealworms to eat styrofoam packaging from e-waste, a wind-powered sculpture using recycled plastic, clay/earth installations housing a bread oven and horticultural elements, a 15-foot steel sculpture of a robot picking up giant pieces of litter, and 22-foot tall sculptures of birds out of bamboo.

“It wasn’t an easy decision with so much great talent to choose from, but with the community’s help, we finally selected eight amazing artists to help us create ‘A New View’ of Camden,” Moran said. “These artists truly redefine what ‘art’ is and what art can do for our communities, and I’m so excited to see the transformation of our neighborhoods. We can’t thank Bloomberg Philanthropies enough for making this possible.” 

The winners are, Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi, SLO Architecture; Athena Steen and Josh Sarantitis; Tyler FuQua Creations; The Myth Makers, Donna Dodson & Andy Moerlein; Erik James Montgomery; Tom Marchetty, The Factory Workers; DKLA Design and Terreform ONE: Mitchell Joachim, Vivian Kuan, Zack Saunders, Theo Dimitrasopoulos, and Nicholas Gervasi.


Jan 24, 2020

The Ove Arup Foundation Supports Our Organization

Terreform ONE is Awarded a Significant Research Grant from the Prestigious Ove Arup Foundation to Study Biodiversity in Built Environments.

Jan 2, 2020

Terreform ONE is hiring - Architect in Brooklyn, NY, US

Terreform ONE was founded in 2006 to promote an unprecedented level of design and environmental fitness for critical urban areas in need. We are seeking a few highly inventive Architect/ Designers at our Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY office. You will be collaborating with the Director of Research and Development on special projects for our nonprofit think tank.
All of our design solutions are scientifically and aesthetically unconventional, but also well integrated into the meticulous planning of a distinct project. Our design methods are concentrated on generating a phenomenal program that will formally and functionally deploy living dynamics throughout a given system. The overriding central mission is to Design Against Extinction and to venerate all possible life forms.
We require your portfolio and experience to demonstrate a successful pattern of remarkable architectural design solutions with various patrons, academic institutions, and cultural organizations. You must display work that crafts striking results and exposes design aptitude on multiple resourceful levels.
Responsibilities will encompass the entire design process. Requirements include a minimum of 2 to 3 years experience with a focus on architectural design. Proficiency with Rhino/ Maya/ Max and Adobe Suite is preferred. Must validate through references knowledge of the complete process and a consistent ability to follow through and meet deadlines. A bachelor’s degree in architecture is required.
We are seeking individuals that have established an outstanding drive to succeed and share a keen awareness of working as part of a larger team. Please send resume, cover letter and portfolio (3 MB maximum) to info@terreform.org
Applicants must have long-term work status in the US.
We are unable to receive phone or in-person inquiries regarding this position. Due to the outsized volume of resumes we receive, we will only be able to respond to those we select to move into the interview process.

Sep 26, 2019

Tonight! The Explorers Club with Bill McKibben, DJ Spooky, and Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

Bill McKibben - "Timing is everything: seizing this climate moment​"

Educator, Environmentalist, and founder of 350.org Bill McKibben will reflect on the thirty years since the 1989 publication of The End of Nature, the first book for a general audience on what was then called the greenhouse effect. 

The Explorers Club presents: Actions

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues.

Valorie Valentine Aquino is a scientific researcher, anthropological archaeologist, and movement building strategist, who is proud to have the Philippine Islands as her birthplace. She is Executive Director and co-founder of March for Science, the largest decentralized grassroots science advocacy and activism group.

Mitchell Joachim is Co-Founder of Terreform ONE and an Associate Professor of at NYU. He has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and fellowships with TED, Moshe Safdie, and Martin Society for Sustainability, MIT. He was chosen by Wired magazine for "The Smart List” and selected by Rolling Stone for “The 100 People Who Are Changing America”.

Jacquelyn Francis, MS Energy Policy and Climate from Johns Hopkins University, is the founder and a Director of the Global Warming Mitigation Project (GWMP), a non-profit dedicated to finding pathways to activate and accelerate climate solutions in order to reduce global greenhouse gasses and increase uptake of carbon. Ms. Francis created and serves as Executive Director of the Keeling Curve Prize (KCP), the initial program of the GWMP. The KCP competition has awarded half a million dollars to 20 ongoing efforts around the world in the last 2 years.


Jul 3, 2019

New book: Design with Life by Terreform ONE

The work contained inside this massive new volume entitled; "Design with Life: Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities" on Actar chronicles over a decade of urban design research and biological architecture projects created by the good people of Terreform ONE. The Co-Founders, Mitchell Joachim, and Maria Aiolova candidly discuss and unpack years of interdisciplinary research on socio-ecological experimental design for resilient cities everywhere.

Contributing Authors: 
Vivian Kuan is the Executive Director of Terreform ONE. She is an architect, business leader and on the faculty at Parsons in the Strategic Design and Management graduate program.

John Rudikoff Co-Chair of the Board of Directors at Terreform ONE. He is a lawyer and the CEO and managing director of CUBE (the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship) at Brooklyn Law School. 

Heather Lord is Co-Chair of the Board of Directors at Terreform ONE. She is a philanthropy and social enterprise thought leader and practitioner. 

Christian Hubert is the former Chair of the Board of Directors at Terreform ONE. He is an educator, architect, and writer based in lower Manhattan. He is an Associate Professor at Parsons the New School of Design.

Peder Anker is an Associate Professor at NYU and the author of From Bauhaus to Ecohouse: A History of Ecological Design.

Nina Edwards Anker is a sustainability-driven architect, solar lighting expert, furniture designer, academic, and Founder of NEA Studio in NYC.

Nurhan Gokturk is a successful multidisciplinary artist and urban designer in New York and Louisiana. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.

Charles C. Mann is a bestselling author and journalist, specializing in scientific topics. His book 1491 won the National Academies Communication Award for the best book of the year. Most recently he published The Wizard and The Prophet.

Ray Kinoshita Mann is an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the author of Without a Hitch - New Directions in Prefabricated Architecture.

Darran Anderson is the author of Imaginary Cities and the forthcoming Inventory. Art writer for Studio International, occasional writer for The Guardian, Aeon, The Quietus, Gorse, and Vice.

Bruce Lindsey is Professor and the former Dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Design at Washington University and the author of Digital Gehry: Material Resistance, Digital Construction.

Charles McKinney is the former Principal Urban Designer for NYC Parks for 35 years and the author of the award-winning Design Manual for 21st Century Parks.

Julie Bargmann is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture founder, principal at D.I.R.T studio and the author of  The Nature of Cities.

Margie Ruddick is an international, award-winning landscape designer and the recipient of the 2013 National Design Award for landscape architecture from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Winka Dubbeldam is the Chair and Miller Professor of Architecture at PennDesign at the University of Pennsylvania, award-winning architect and founder and principal of the New York firm Archi-Tectonics.

Forrest Meggers is an Assistant Professor at Princeton University School of Architecture and the author of LowEx Building Design for ZeroEmission Architecture.

Dickson Despommier is a microbiologist, an ecologist, an emeritus professor of Public and Environmental Health at Columbia University and the author of The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century.

Suzanne Anker is Professor and Chair, BFA Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts and a bio-art pioneer, visual artist and theorist working at the intersection of art and the biological sciences and the author of Epigenetic Landscapes Drawings as Metaphor.

Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss is an architect and theorist in New York. He is an ex-head of research of Herzog & De Meuron, Co-founder of School of Missing Studies, and NAO.

Orkan Telhan is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Emerging Design Practices in the School of Design at The University of Pennsylvania and the author of Designature: The Nature of Signatures in Art and Design.

Nurit Bar-Shai is an interdisciplinary artist who works at the intersection of art, science, and technology. She is the Co-Founder of Genspace.

Ellen Jorgensen is a molecular biologist leading the do-it-yourself biology movement. She is a co-founder of both Biotech Without Borders and Genspace.

William Myers is a curator, writer, and teacher based in Amsterdam. His book Biodesign identifies the emerging practice of integrating biological processes into design and architecture.

Marcos Cruz is a Professor of Architecture at the Bartlett UCL, the Co-Founder of Marcosandmarjan and the author of The Inhabitable Flesh of Architecture.

Paul Clemens Bart and Marvin Bratke are German architects and designers and the Co-Founders of BART//BRATKE research and architectural studio.

Sanjeev Shankar is the founder of a research-based studio where he seeks to understand, improve and propagate this knowledge Living root bridges in North-Eastern Indian Himalayas.

Amy Karle is a transmedia artist and designer who uses the mind and body as her medium. She has been named one of the “Most Influential Women in 3D Printing.”

Bob Fisher is the Principal and Editor at Large at DesignIntelligence.

Zack Saunders is the founder of ARCH[or]studio, an anti-office engaged in investigative architectural design and experimentation, writings and conceptual art projects often situated at the intersection of architecture and theory, illustration and product design. 

Nicholas Gervasi is a licensed architect, writer, preservationist, and educator. He is a Project Architect/Head Researcher at Terreform ONE and teaches at the Pratt Institute Department of Architecture.

See more on this exciting new book here:

Vivian Kuan, Executive Director of Terreform ONE

Vivian is the Executive Director at Terreform ONE. As an architect with an interdisciplinary background in art, architecture, entrepreneurial marketing, and startups, she is dedicated to improving the future of our environment through impactful design and education. Vivian is currently faculty at Parsons in the Strategic Design and Management graduate program.  She was a Launch Director at the incubator, Idealab! and later directed the online strategy and e-commerce business units for the Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. and for The L’Oreal Group Inc. Before business school, Vivian worked as an architect and project manager in Hong Kong for Sun Hung Kai Properties, Ltd., 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 B.Arch. from Cornell University.
E-mail: vivian@terreform.org

May 13, 2019

NYCxDesign Terreform ONE Open Studio at Navy Yard

Visit the Terreform ONE nonprofit urban design and research group here at New Lab, Brooklyn Navy Yard for the NYCxDesign 2019 festival.


Apr 16, 2019

ONE Lab Design Study Program at Brooklyn Navy Yard 2019

ONE Lab: Design Against Extinction - Sponsored by Terreform ONE.
The inaugural semester of ONE Lab will begin on July 1 and will end on July 31, 2019. The ONE Lab summer program will be held in the renovated New Lab facilities located at 19 Morris Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. The Morris Avenue space supports a vibrant community of high-tech start-ups and entrepreneurs from a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to robotics, rocketry, software engineering, architecture, urban planning, and biotechnology. ONE Lab hosts a cutting-edge design curriculum in a unique educational setting which includes a café, seminar rooms and an open atrium for informal gatherings. Students will also have exclusive access to an off-site digital fabrication lab equipped with a high-resolution 3D printing and CNC machining tools. Limited use of a fully equipped wood shop is also provided by ONE Lab as part of the program.


Nov 8, 2018

The Mission of Terreform ONE

Terreform ONE [Open Network Ecology] is a nonprofit architecture and urban design research-based consulting group.  We endeavor to combat the extinction of all planetary species through pioneering acts of design. Our projects aim to illuminate the environmental possibilities of cities and landscapes across the globe.

We operate as an interdisciplinary lab of specialists advancing the practice of socio-ecological design. The group cultivates resilience through innovations in building, transportation, infrastructure, water, food, waste treatment, air quality, and energy.

Our collaborative process includes speculating about the ways in which emerging technologies will impact future urban generations and local biodiversity. As an organization, we strive to create inclusive spaces and systems that manifest environmental and social justice for all beings.

Sep 13, 2018

Terreform ONE is Hiring - Fellowship Jobs Open!

Terreform ONE Fellowships
You are invited to submit an application for the highly selective six-month research and design fellowship program sponsored by the RNR Family Foundation. Ideas and products from the fellowship will be integrated into a large-scale installation for the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum Triennial. Each design fellow will be given the opportunity to utilize a diverse array of advanced fabrication/rapid prototyping techniques to examine socio-ecological theory and species habitat quality. Our overall intent is to end extinction by all means possible on this fragile planet. Hosted by Terreform ONE in the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s premiere New Lab maker village, it is an interdisciplinary platform to engage divergent ideas about urban systems and the environment.
Skills + Qualifications
We are looking for architects/landscape architects/industrial designers who are impassioned, intellectually rigorous, and highly flexible with outstanding skills in one or more of the following areas:
·       Environmental Science, Ecology, or Conservation Theory
·       Physical Modeling and Prototyping
·       Rendering, Visualization or Animation
·       Coding/Programming or VR/MR
The fellows will be awarded a monthly stipend for the entirety of the program.
The fellowship is divided into two three-month phases with the research phase commencing in October through December. After the holiday break, we will reconvene in January for the prototyping phase which runs until April. The program is structured to give the fellows the autonomy to follow research trajectories that lead them outside the studio into places such as the wood/machine shop, architectural archives, bio-hacking laboratories and more.
To Apply
Send a CV, portfolio of relevant work (3MB maximum), and cover letter to info@terreform.org. Your cover letter should express your unique talents and how you plan to impact this interdisciplinary research group, e.g. specialist fabrication skill, coding or programming language, designing in virtual reality platforms, and etc.
Select applicants will be interviewed via in-person or skype. No phone calls, please!
Terreform ONE is a nonprofit architecture, urban design, research, and consulting group that promotes smart design in cities. Through our projects and outreach efforts, we aim to illuminate the environmental possibilities of cities across the globe. 

Jul 25, 2018

Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Building in New York City with Terreform ONE


The Monarch Sanctuary (Lepidoptera terrarium) will be eight stories of new commercial construction in Nolita, NYC. Programmatically, the building space will mostly contain retail and office life. Yet central to its purpose is a semi-porous breeding ground, way station, and sanctuary for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). It is a pioneering building – one that aims to be ecologically generous, weaving butterfly conservation strategies into its design through the integration of open monarch habitat in its facades, roof, and atrium. Not just a building envelope, the edifice is a new biome of coexistence for people, plants, and butterflies.

The monarch butterfly of North America is a threatened species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services is currently assessing whether the monarch needs to be granted “endangered species” status, while the monarch population erodes due to the combined forces of agricultural pesticides and habitat loss. Monarchs are a delicate presence in New York City, migrating each year from Mexico and Florida to the city’s precious green spaces to lay their eggs on the milkweed plant.

This project will vitally serve as a large-scale Lepidoptera terrarium. A permeable vertical meadow, the Monarch Sanctuary is a double-skin facade integrated with an open garden that serves as a crucial way station and habitat for the at-risk butterfly. It will bolster the Monarch’s presence in the city through two strategies: open plantings of milkweed and nectar flowers on the roof, rear facade, and terrace will provide breeding ground and stopover habitat for wild monarchs, while semi-enclosed colonies in the atrium and street side double-skin facade will grow Monarch population. The insects will have fluid open access to join the wild population, enhancing overall species population numbers.

Our connection to the community of NYC is essential. The prime location will attract attention and educate the public on Monarch extinction. It has a total area of 30,000 square feet and is to be located in the heart of Nolita, between Soho and the burgeoning art district along the Bowery, and a few blocks west of the New Museum. The site is just around the corner from the Storefront for Art and Architecture and currently exists as two plots occupied by small residential buildings, which will be combined into a single property.

Although it is a relatively small commercial building by New York standards, the building will present a striking public face and a powerful argument in favor of a diversity of life forms in the city. It will face Petrosino Square, a small triangular paved public park, named after a fallen NYPD lieutenant. The façade of the Monarch Sanctuary building will add a lush vertical surface to the edge of the square.

The double-skin street facade, with a diagrid structure infilled glass at the outer layer and with “pillows” of EFTE foil at the inner layer, encloses a careful climate - controlled space, 3’ deep and 7 stories tall. This “vertical meadow,” the terrarium proper, serves as an incubator and safe haven for Monarchs in all seasons. It contains suspended milkweed vines and flowering plants to nourish the butterflies at each stage of their life cycle. Hydrogel bubbles on the EFTE help maintain optimal humidity levels, and sacs of algae help purify the air and the building wastewater. Solar panels on the roof provide renewable energy to assist in the powering the facilities. Butterflies can come and go as they need from inside the building skin system and roof.

Other features of the project are equally in service of the insects. LED screens at the street level provide magnified live views of the caterpillars and butterflies in the vertical meadow, which also connects to a multi-story atrium adjacent to the circulation core. Interior partitions are constructed from mycelium, and additional planting at the ceiling enhances the interior atmosphere and building biome. Hovering around the building, a few butterfly-shaped drones take readings and maps of the immediate microclimate. They return every few minutes to recharge, and their combined real-time data works to maintain the butterfly health.

The building is intended to serve as an object lesson in enhancing the urban environment with green technologies, including plant life and other creatures, in designing for other species, and in conveying images of new possibilities for the urban environment. This project alone will not save the Monarch but it will crucially raise awareness about our much-loved insect residents.

Terreform ONE
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Joachim.
Project Management: Vivian Kuan.
Advisors: Nina Edwards Anker, Lisa Richardson.
Architects / Designers: Christian Hubert, Nicholas Gervasi, Maria Aiolova, Kristina Goncharov, Yucel Guven, Zhan Xu, Larissa Belcic, Shahira Hammad, Deniz Onder, James Leonard, Zack Saunders, Xinye Lin, Sabrina Naumovski, Theo Dimitrasopoulos, Jules Pepitone, Dan Baker, Daniel S. Castaño, Aidan Nelson, Aleksandr Plotkin, Kristian Knorr, Sophie Falkeis, Rita Wang, Michael Brittenham.
Consultants: Bednark, Anouk Wipprecht, Simone Rothman.
Sponsors: BASF, Intel, RNR Foundation, Future Air.
Client: Kenmare Square LLC. Jackie Jangana, and Andrew Kriss.

Nature - Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial Exhibition Team:
Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim, Vivian Kuan.
Nicholas Gervasi, Xinye Lin, Theo Dimitrasopoulos, Jules Pepitone, Dan Baker, and Bednark Studio.

Monarch Sanctuary™ Patent Pending. 
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Jun 13, 2018

Architect's Newspaper with New Lab and Terreform ONE

The Architect's Newspaper: "Brooklyn’s New Lab goes big with a tech hub for urban entrepreneurs".

Jan 16, 2018

The Butterfly Drone 3D Print with Terreform ONE

Terreform ONE and Anouk Wipprecht

Jan 13, 2018

Mitchell Joachim and Michael Silver, XXL-XS: New Directions in Ecological Design, Actar publishers

Mitchell Joachim and Michael Silver. XXL-XS: New Directions in Ecological Design, ACTAR Publishers.

Architecture must not only be functionally green, but its formal, conceptual and physical properties also need to constitute a novel and integrated living material system, one that can flourish within the larger world around it. 

XXL-XS represents the emerging discipline of ecological design by assembling a wide range of innovators with diverse interests. Geo-engineering, synthetic biology, construction site co-robotics, low-energy fabrication, up-cycling waste, minimally invasive design, living materials, and molecular self-assembly are just a few of the important advances explored in the book. At one extreme are massive public works, at the other, micro to nano-sized interventions that can have equally profound impacts on our world. From terraforming to bio-manufacturing, a whole new generation of designers is proposing unique ways of confronting the difficult challenges ahead. In this way design becomes a totality of relationships that affects all disciplines, which can no-longer be thought of as self-contained fields, each handled separately by narrowly focused specialists. Globalization demands a restructuring of the profession, as we know it. This requires a new breed of generalists who can work across fields and engage research on multiple sites around the globe. Today we need planetary designers versed in the craft of integral design.

Our thesis is therefore both global and performative in scope. We need an architecture that is more than just a constellation of bio-picturesque images, digitally generated surface effects, and conventional materials. We seek a holistic architecture that uses the best techniques to connect directly with existing natural systems while creating a renewed ecology that can sustain itself well into the future. Along these lines, many of the projects featured in this book simply abandon the old tropes and construction processes of the past by creating numerous green alternatives that proliferate along unexpected pathways.

Foreword by Michelle Addington and project contributions by Lateral Office, Mason WhiteLola Sheppard, BIG, Bjarke IngelsKai-Uwe BergmannRachel Armstrong, Clouds AO, Terreform ONE, Maria AiolovaNurhan GokturkVivian Kuan, Andrew Maynard, Magnus Larsson, Vincent Callebaut, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Melanie Fessel, Höweler + Yoon, B+U, Eric Howeler, Hugh Broughton, Bittertang, Antonio Torres, Pneumastudio, Chris PerryCathryn Dwyre, Pablo Garcia, Split Studio, Jason Vigneri-Beane, Doug Jackson, Mark Neveu, Kokkugia, Roland Snooks, Future Cities Lab, Ferdinand Ludwig, François Roche, Studio KCA, Marcin Jakubowski, The Living, Chris Woebken, Zbigniew Oksiuta, ecoLogicStudio, Claudia PasqueroMarco PolettoPhilip BeesleyJenny Sabin, Phil Ross, Oliver MedvedikGreg Lynn, Aurora Robson, Carlo Ratti, Rhett RussoGinger Krieg-Dosier, Rust Belt Robotics, Evan Douglis, Markus Kayser, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr, Skylar Tibbits, Zuloark, Martina Decker, Peter Yeadon and Genspace.
Featured Essays: Lydia Kallipoliti Jason Bellows, Stephen Cassell, David Catling, AUDC Kazys VarnelisNatalie Jeremijenko, Graham Burnett, Jessica Green, Anna Dyson, Nina Tandon, Anil Netravali, Alex FelsonIoanna Theocharopoulou
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Jan 12, 2018

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Nov 2, 2017

Special Thank You to Our Sponsors and Supporters of Terreform ONE

Thank you: Intel, LafargeHolcim Foundation, RNR Foundation, AIA, BASF, Zumtobel, NYU Gallatin, Architect Magazine, EOS, Venice Architecture Biennale, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, IAAC, Architizer, New Museum, CIEE, Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, New Lab, Home Depot Foundation, e-architect, eVolo, Die Angewandte, Inhabitat.

Oct 16, 2017

Terreform ONE Prize Winning Project in the LafargeHolcim Sustainable Construction Awards

Terreform ONE Project Entry 2017 for North America: Winners of the LafargeHolcim Awards 2017. Cricket Shelter in New York, Modular edible insect farm.
“Exuberant architectural expression calling attention to the possibilities of insect farming”. Cricket Shelter is an urban farming system and temporary shelter that minimizes the ecological footprint of protein-rich food production. It is a well-established fact that industrialized animal agriculture accounts for one-fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions, and with global demand for meat projected to double between 2000 and 2050, the industry’s space requirements constitute one of the most significant drivers of deforestation in the world. This project proposes an alternative: with 1 % of the greenhouse gas emissions and requiring 0.001 % of the land to produce the same amount of protein annually as cattle farming, environmental destruction need no longer be the consequence of ensuring our food supply.