Oct 30, 2007

Oct 23, 2007

Gang of Green: DigitALL Magazine Heroes

TERREFORM, THE ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND ARCHITECTURE FIRM OF MICHAEL SORKIN AND MITCHELL JOACHIM, IS RIPPING UP THE PAVEMENT OF URBANPLANNING "...the ecological research, urban planning, and architecture firm of Michael Sorkin and Mitchell Joachim. These two architects’ work is full of epic ambitions and fantastical ideas, including city plans based on total urban self-sufficiency, houses made of growing trees, and soft, sheep-like cars that scrub the atmosphere clean with every drive. Of course, most architects have drawers full of unrealized blueprints. But Terreform’s architecture of ecological engagement sacrifices any pretense of pragmatism in order to reach for a realm of unbridled, futuristic innovation..."
Craig Bromberg, Samsung, p. 10/48 Fall 2007.

Oct 16, 2007

Relax - Interiors for Human Wellness

The Human-Powered River Gym project
by Terreform: Mitchell & Douglas Joachim
is published within:
Relax - Interiors for Human Wellness"
with Karim Rashid, Anneke Bokern, Joeri Bruyninckx, Tim Groen, Sarah Martín Pearson, Shonquis Moreno, Stephan Ott, Chris Scott and Masaaki Takahashi.
Birkhäuser Basel; 1 edition (November 2007)

Sep 30, 2007

Extreme tree houses: Fab Tree Hab

Extreme tree houses CNET News.com - San Francisco,CA,USA
Future-forward designers are concocting tree houses that live and "breathe," such as the Fab Tree Hab. It uses high-tech computer modeling and ancient ...See all stories on this topic

Sep 26, 2007

GSAPP course: Tilling Education

A4746 Tilling Education: An Eco Aesthetic Approach.
Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.
Dr. Mitchell Joachim

Sep 19, 2007

Sabine Gittel: Research on Urbanism

Sabine is from Germany. She received her diploma degree in Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Leipzig. At Terraform she is dealing with a city research project to emphasize her interest in urban topics.

Aug 16, 2007

Welcome: Melanie Fessel

Meli just arrived from Germany and fell in love with New York.
She studies architecture at the Technical University of Berlin.

Aug 1, 2007

New Design Researchers: Ben Shepard & Patrick Collins

Ben Shepard studies Philosophy and Visual Art at The University of Chicago. He's a founder of the Chicago-based experimental-culture collective Ex-Lab, and currently researches food systems, untapped desires and the possibility of socialism in the 21st century.

Patrick R. Collins was born in the farmlands of Iowa, one man's young dreams of becoming a cowboy popped as the realization that times were a-changing and a livlihood rounding up steer just wouldn't make it in this day and age. New York City's air quality was one area in which he could make a difference. He is producing an outline of resources which could help our city further reduce air pollution emissions.

Jun 26, 2007

New designer: Yu Ping Hsieh w/ Trudy Giordano

Yu Ping Hsieh: Born and raised in Taiwan, family later immigrated to Canada. Completed his Bachelor's degree in Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba in 2007, and is planning to attend the M.Arch program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) in fall of 2007.

Jun 1, 2007

Terreform on CNET

Tree house living, the next green thing?

May 31, 2007

May 2, 2007

Postopolis! w/ Terreform at 6:30pm May 30th

at Storefront for Art and Architecture
Featuring BLDGBLOG, City of Sound, Inhabitat, and Subtopia
Postopolis! is a five-day event of near-continuous conversation about architecture, urbanism, landscape, and design. Four bloggers, from four different cities, will host a series of live discussions, interviews, slideshows, panels, talks, and other presentations, and fuse the informal energy and interdisciplinary approach of the architectural blogosphere with the immediacy of face to face interaction. 5/29 thru 6/2, 2007.

Apr 19, 2007

NY Press: LES from SCRATCH

Architects re-imagine the city for the next century
By Jerry Portwood
New York Press
Vol. 20, No.16, pp. 14-16, April 18-24, 2007

Mar 21, 2007

Welcome Maria Aiolova to Terreform

Maria Aiolova received her Master in Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts, her Bachelor in Architecture from University of Sofia, Bulgaria and the Technical University of Vienna, Austria. She also holds Professional Degree in Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. Maria has a number of winning competitions including first place in the CHARLES/MGH STATION Design Competition, Boston and the Izmir Post District International Urban Design Competition in Izmir, Turkey.  In addition to her diverse design work, Maria has been a visiting critic at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Rhode Island School of Design and Boston Architectural Center.

Mar 5, 2007

MIT Lecture: March 9: Mitchell Joachim

Computation Group Lecture Series
Department of Architecture, MIT
Friday, March 9th, Room 3-133, 12:30
Please be there on time if you are attending

Ecology + Mobility + Space

Feb 21, 2007



“Big Ideas for a Small Planet,” is a documentary series presenting the forward-thinking designers, products and processes that are on the leading edge of a new green world. Each episode revolves around a different green theme as it spotlights a specific innovator or innovation that has the potential to transform our everyday lives. The individuals profiled range from scientists to fashion and product designers, entrepreneurs to first-time inventors. The series also features a cast of recurring expert commentators, including activists, scientists, writers, and environmental personalities who provide the big-picture context to each week’s stories. “Big Ideas for a Small Planet” is produced by Scout Productions (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” NBC/Bravo and The Fog of War).

In “Big Ideas for a Small Planet: Build,” visionary architect Michelle Kaufmann builds a Glidehouse, an ultra-sustainable modular prefab dream home, for a couple looking to enjoy life off the grid; architect Carlton Brown defies all odds and builds a low-income sustainable housing project in Harlem; and MIT genius Mitchell Joachim demonstrates his Fab Tree Hab living house made from intertwined trees, creating a spectacular living space of the future.

“Big Ideas for a Small Planet” airs as part of THE GREEN, a weekly primetime destination airing Tuesdays on Sundance Channel that focuses on environmental topics. With THE GREEN, Sundance Channel became the first television network in the United States to establish a major, regularly-scheduled programming destination dedicated entirely to the environment. THE GREEN reflects the current tipping point in public awareness about ecological issues and the trend towards environmentally sustainable approaches to modern living. The destination is designed to be both edifying and entertaining, with an emphasis on information, practical advice and community building. Presented by Robert Redford, the destination is hosted by award-winning journalist Simran Sethi and community advocate and MacArthur Fellow Majora Carter, two dynamic leaders who have distinguished themselves with revolutionary ideas in such areas as civic planning and global business practices. THE GREEN is presented by Lexus and Citi Smith Barney.

Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, uncompromising and irreverent, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries, and original programs, all unedited and commercial free. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a venture of NBC Universal, Showtime Networks Inc. and Robert Redford. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel’s website address is
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