Aug 27, 2008

In Vitro Meat Habitat


This is an architectural proposal for the fabrication of 3D printed extruded pig cells to form real organic dwellings. It is intended to be a "victimless shelter", because no sentient being was harmed in the laboratory growth of the skin. We used sodium benzoate as a preservative to kill yeasts, bacteria and fungi. Other materials in the model matrix are; collagen powder, xanthan gum, mannitol, cochineal, sodium pyrophosphate, and recycled PET plastic scaffold.
As of now, the concept model consists of essentially very expensive fitted cured pork or articulated swine leather with an extensive shelf life.  The actual scale of the non-perishable prototype is 11”x3”x7”.

Terreform 1: Mitchell Joachim, Eric Tan, Oliver Medvedik, Maria Aiolova

Aug 7, 2008

The Visual Rhetoric of Environmentalism at New Museum

Panel: The Visual Rhetoric of Environmentalism
for the New Museum of Contemporary Art, "After Nature," exhibition.
As scientific consensus about global warming gains traction with the public, this panel explores how such knowledge—and the environmental strategies it prompts—should be expressed visually.

Panelists: Dr. Cameron Tonkinwise, Charles M. Blow, and Mitchell Joachim.
Moderated by Brian Sholis, editor of

Saturday, August 16, at 3PM
New Museum,
235 Bowery, New York, NY.

Aug 4, 2008

CNN: Fab Tree Hab + Mushroom House + MATscape

Just Imagine...what life will be like in 2020?
Home sweet... jellyfish!
Architects share their vision of what homes of the future will look like.
Fancy living in a home shaped like a mushroom or an edible tree house?
see our Mushroom House, Fab Tree Hab, and MATscape dwellings.
images by Mitchell Joachim
Special Thanks to Lisa Botter

Aug 1, 2008

NextWorld premier episode Aug. 6th on Discovery Channel

See our work at Terreform 1 and many others in the premier episode of NEXTWORLD. This 14 hour documentary series on the Discovery Channel premieres Wednesday, August 6th at 8pm.After this week, the series will air every Wednesday at the same time for the following 13 weeks.
NEXTWORLD explores some of the truly amazing technologies, science, ideas and products that we will encounter over the next 20 years. What was learned doing this show has made us wonderfully optimistic about our future. So much is possible: we will grow new brain cells and end Alzheimer's, travel to Mars, drive morphing cars, watch stunningly real holographic actors on Broadway, create energy to power cities using our footsteps, and routinely live beyond a century.
Special Thanks: Rob Cohen -Executive Producer NextWorld, Dena Goldstein, and Betty Chu.