Dec 5, 2011

Terreform ONE in Metropolis Magazine

Collaborations Welcome:

Two thriving design collectives—housed in a nondescript building
in Brooklyn—may provide a model for a new way of working.

Nov 22, 2011

Motherboard TV: Upgrade: The Living House | Motherboard

Motherboard TV: Upgrade: The Living House | Motherboard

Terreform 1st Place Winners in Vienna

Terreform in the press: Die Presse, Austria
"Social Design: Eine bessere Welt auf Wien-Besuch"
Nov. 12, 2011, Norbert Philipp and Karin Schuh (Die Presse)
Together with the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC and the Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC, the University of Applied Arts launched the competition Design for the Real World REDUX in Spring 2011.
Winning project Brooklyn Urbaneering 2110. 
Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova, Melanie Fessel and Adrian De Silva:
collaborators: Dan O’Connor, Celina Yee, Alpna Gupta, Sishir Varghese, Aaron Lim, Greg Mulholland, Derek Ziemer, Thilani Rajarathna, John Nelson, Natalie DeLuca.

Oct 14, 2011

Sep 20, 2011

Terreform ONE at Tallinn Architecture Biennale

Maria Aiolova was invited to present Terreform ONE's work at the First International Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) that took place September 8th – 11th in the Estonian capital. TAB’s main theme was landscape urbanism and the relationships between the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism. TAB comprises of multiple types of events: exhibitions, vision competition, symposium, lectures, discussions, workshops and guided tours in various parts of Tallinn. Invited guests included architects and related professionals from Estonia, United States, United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. For more information go to

Sep 1, 2011

A Terreformed Summer

Last week at the Phaidon Bookstore in Soho, White Box Gallery held a benefit for their new sustainable art garden by organizing a panel discussion called “Sustainable Work Lab: new projects in art, architecture and urban design.” Ali Hossaini moderated the discussion between landscape designer Frances Levine, architect David Turnbull, and urban designer Maria Aiolova.

see more at Architect's Newspaper A/N Blog

Aug 9, 2011

Jury Session: Roberta Weisbrod, Charles McKinney, Matthias Hollwich, Maria Aiolova, Amanda Burden, Bjarke Ingels,
Wellington Chen and Helena Durst. (from left to right)
Open International Design Competition to Envision the Sixth Borough of New York City

Jul 25, 2011

Terreform Company Profile in Google Think Quarterly

Innovation Spaces  Terreform ONE is a non-profit design group that promotes green design in cities. It is based in Brooklyn, New York. At Terreform ONE we need ‘messy’ spaces to create a massive outpouring of projects and models. We have a collection of materials and artifacts found throughout the city of New York that add to the environment. These seemingly random objects are essential to helping us formulate complex morphologies into tangible suppositions.  Design is seeing new qualities in everyday objects. We surround ourselves with these seemingly random items to be inspired just so. Our working studio is similar to the toymaker’s shop in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner – a physical narrative of possibilities ready to be animated. -- Mitchell Joachim, Co-founder
by Holly Finn and Matt Bochensk, Google Think Quarterly

Feb 9, 2011

Future Shock: Escape the Urban Jungle

Published Feb. 08:

"The UN forecasts that growing urban populations will place unprecedented strain on the infrastructure of our cities. Mitchell Joachim and Jürgen Mayer talk to Rod James about the relationship between cities and their inhabitants and the need for a radical reimagining of the urban landscape."

"Forceful views such as this make Joachim, co-founder of urban design group Terreform ONE, not only one of the most influential thinkers in his field but also a journalist's dream. An associate professor at NYU and senior fellow of the TED organization, Joachim has done more than anyone to highlight the need for a radical rethink of the way architects and urban planners approach their trade. This desire for change is motivated by a demographic force that is becoming too strong to ignore."

Feb 1, 2011

Terreform in The Huffington Post

by Damiano Beltrami, The Huffington Post:
Architect and urban designer Mitchell Joachim hates the idea of a lower-pollution New York a hundred years from now. He envisions a city that actually eliminates pollution.  "I want a city that cleans up the impact of the last hundred and fifty years of industrial waste. It has to have a positive impact," said Joachim, pacing up and down his studio in the Metropolitan Exchange building on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.  At a time when most progressive urban designers try to make cities greener, this co-founder of the nonprofit design group Terreform ONE and his team are on a crusade to radically change the notion of how cities like New York will function in a hundred years. Only completely flipping ideas about housing, transportation, and recreation spaces can city planners project a revolutionary urban habitat, according to Joachim and his crew.

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.


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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