Sep 12, 2010

American Society of Landscape Architects 2010 Expo in DC

Lecture - Mowing to Growing: Rethinking the American Lawn
Featured Speakers: Maria Aiolova, LEED AP, and Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

Sep 2, 2010

Imaginarium exhibition in Berlin w/ Terreform 1

Studio Lukas Feireiss and Tomorrow's Thoughts Today with Luis Berríos-Negrón
cordially invite you to the IMAGINARIUM.
– Thursday, 02. September 2010, 19:00 –

2 A+P/A, AMID (Cero9), Rachel Armstrong, Tuur van Balen, Christoph DM Barlieb, Philip Beesley, Friedrich von Borries, Vincent Callebaut, Revital Cohen Oliver Croy and Oliver Elser, Justine Cooper, Ecosistema urbano, Eric Ellingsen, Love Enqvist, finsterwalderarchitekten, Vincent Fournier, Lynn Fox, Terunobu Fujimori, Thomas Grünfeld, Ilkka Halso, Husos with Francisco Amaro, Theo Jansen, Christian Kerrigan, Greg Lynn, Ton Matton, Jürgen Mayer H., Lucy McRae, Achim Menges, Nomadisch Grün, Anton Markus Pasing, Phillipe Rahm, Francois Roche, Christiane Sauer, Terreform 1, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, The Why Factory, Triptyque, Mas Yendo, Liam Young.

The Imaginarium is part of the exhibition 'Examples to Follow! Expeditions in Aesthetics and Sustainability' curated by Adrienne Goehler.

September 3 - October 10, 2010; Tue - Sun 12 -8 pm, Thu 12 -10 pm, closed on Mondays
Uferhallen, Uferstrasse 8-11, 13357 Berlin-Wedding,

Aug 26, 2010

Terreform ONE in Prague Post

Viewing the present through the future, by Caroline Korsawe

DOX exhibition is part of an international art trend that is looking ahead

"Joachim embraces the future by specializing in dreaming up environmentally sustainable cities. He is part of Terreform ONE, a nonprofit group specializing in such themes."

"With the majority of the world's population now living in cities, Joachim believes it is important to understand the consequences human civilization has on the world's ecosystems. He designed a future model of Brooklyn for the DOX exhibition."

Aug 3, 2010

TerreFarm school successfully completed for 2010

Maria Aiolova, Mitchell Joachim, Christian Hubert and TAs: Marco Castro, Brian Holland
: Orlando C. Quarless, Sara Newey, Tyler Madden, Vaclav Malek, Nancy Kim, Anthony Stahl, izabela karczmarczyk, William Q. Smith, Eva Nemcova, Annabelle Hernandez, Hazem Ahmed, Rebekka Hennig, Alex Sammet, Joanna Pierchala, Annette Williamson, Jennifer Birkeland, Vicki Karlan, Daryl Round, Anne Paillard, Yen Trinh, Tatsui Yuki, Marcus Owens, Monica Hernandez, Lee Youngwhan, Lee Heekyoung, Shim Hoonyong, Kim Minjoo, Choi Songhee, Park Won, Marco Antonio, Castro Cosio

Jul 17, 2010

Urbaneering Brooklyn, NY 2110

DOX - Center of Contemporary Art, Prague

THE FUTURE OF THE FUTURE - Terreform ONE; Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova, Melanie Fessel, Dan O’Connor, Celina Yee, Alpna Gupta, Sishir Varghese, Aaron Lim, Greg Mulholland, Derek Ziemer, Thilani Rajarathna, John Nelson, Natalie DeLuca

Urbaneering - Our primary assertion for this future city in Brooklyn is that all necessities are provided inside its accessible physical borders. We have designed an intensified version of Brooklyn that supplies all vital needs for its population. In this city, food, water, air, energy, waste, mobility, and shelter are radically restructured to support life in every form. The strategy includes the replacement of dilapidated structures with vertical agriculture and housing merged with infrastructure. Former streets become snaking arteries of livable spaces embedded with; renewable energy sources, soft cushion based vehicles for mobility, and productive green rooms. The plan uses the former street grid as the foundation for new networks. By reengineering the obsolete streets, we can install radically robust and ecologically active pathways. These operations are not just about a comprehensive model of tomorrow’s city, but an initial platform for discourse. We think the future will necessitate marvelous dwellings coupled with a massive cyclical resource net. The future will happen, how we get there is dependent upon our planned preparation and egalitarian feedback.

Jul 5, 2010

Jun 27, 2010

Surface Magazine: Transport Issue

"Road Map To Tomorrow," cover story with Yves Behar - fuseproject, Mike Simonian - Mike & Maaike, and Mitchell Joachim - Terreform ONE, interview by Tim McKeough, Surface Magazine, #83, July/Aug. 2010, pp. 40-45. Special Thank You: Dan Rubinstein.

Jun 12, 2010

Popular Science: Mitchell Joachim

Popular Science magazine cover story: Future of The Environment, Mitchell Joachim, The Urban Remodeler, by John Bradley, pp. cover, 7, 46-47, July 2010.
Mitchell Joachim's Eco-City by Nick Kaloterakis

Jun 11, 2010

Ecological Urbanism book published

“Envisioning Ecological Cities,” by Mitchell Joachim in Ecological Urbanism, Mohsen Mostafavi and Gareth Doherty (ed.), Harvard University GSD, Lars Muller Publishers, 2010.

Mar 4, 2010

Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability Winners

Terreform ONE wins the Zumtobel Group Award

Co-Founders Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolova awarded EUR 60,000

At a meeting at Roden Crater, Arizona (USA) in February, an international jury selected this year's winners of the Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment. The award in the "Research & Initiative" category went to the non-profit design group Terreform ONE, jointly founded by Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolova, for the research project "New York City Resource & Mobility", a visionary plan for New York City that converts waste to buildings and reinvents the city transit system.

The work for this on-going urban project is fundamentally based on the activist notions of self-reliance in the profound writings of Henry David Thoreau, Bill Mollison, Buckminster Fuller, and William Mcdonough.

"This project is a rich source of interesting ideas of real substance. The research team is not afraid to think in whole new directions and presents a range of visionary potential approaches that are already acting as catalysts in the urban development debate." - JURY

The winners were selected by interdisciplinary and international jury of leading architects from different parts of the world, an engineer, a representative of the UN, and the CEO of the Zumtobel Group, including:

Stefan Behnisch, (Chairman) Architect / Behnisch Architects, Stuttgart (Germany)

Yung Ho Chang, Architect, Head of Department of Architecture / Massachusetts Institute of

Technology, Cambridge (USA)

Brian Cody, Engineer, Chair of the Institute for Buildings and Energy, Graz University of Technology


Colin Fournier, Architect / University College London (UK)

Andreas Ludwig, CEO Zumtobel Group, Dornbirn (Austria)

Enrique Norten, Architect / TEN Arquitectos, Mexico City and New York (Mexico, USA)

Anna Tibaijuka, General and Executive Director / UN Habitat, Nairobi (Kenya)

“I am delighted that, in their selection this year, the jury have sent out a clear signal that smaller projects which adopt innovative approaches can also prove an important source of inspiration. We need to look beyond our current needs and see the challenges of the future in their full context, as is reflected in the winning project in the "Research & Innovation" category," explained Zumtobel Group CEO and jury member Andreas Ludwig.

The winner in the category “Built Environment” was HARMONIA 57 by Triptyque. In the category "Research & Initiative", honorable mentions went to a rural student project at the University of Talca in Chile; a cross-border exchange programme and symposium "Political Equator II" (Estudio Teddy Cruz) involving the USA and Mexico; a highly poetical idea for an office and studio building in Columbia (Husos Architects); and a master plan for a wind park in the North Sea (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) that aims to meet the entire electricity needs of the Netherlands.

Jan 27, 2010

Terreform ONE review in Toronto Star

A meat home on the renewable range
by Christopher Hume

Sat. Jan. 23, 2010, Toronto Star

"Joachim, his partner architect Maria Aiolova, and the firm he co-founded, Terreform One, are dedicated to the proposition that being sustainable is not enough. It's time, they say, for North Americans to start giving back to the environment."
"To save the world, we must first reinvent it. So says Brooklyn-based architect and visionary Mitchell Joachim. And he's not talking about tinkering here or tweaking there, but a total remake, top to bottom. His proposals range from impact-absorbing "soft cars" and towers clad in compacted trash to movable dwellings and "meat houses". If that strikes you as scary, relax. This is one revolution we're going to enjoy."