Dec 17, 2012

ONE LAB 2013

ONE Lab at Brooklyn Navy Yard - 2013: coming soon

Nov 9, 2012

Recent Publications for Terreform ONE

Our prolific and innovative research group, Terreform ONE, had a series of critical essays, design works, and urban studies projects in four new publications this past month under the authorship of Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova, and Melanie Fessel. Please see the work contained within these volumes;
Bio Design: Nature + Science + Creativity, MoMA.
Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings, Laurence King Publishing.
Ecological Urban Architecture: Qualitative Approaches to Sustainability,
Birkhäuser Architecture.
Digital Landscape Architecture Now, Thames & Hudson.

Sep 7, 2012

Forum For Urban Design Fellow; Terreform ONE

Terreform ONE is a Nonprofit Fellow of the FFUD.  The Forum, based in New York City, engages its fellows through programs and publications that promote awareness of contemporary urban design’s best practices and greatest challenges.

Renaissance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

"David Belt Managing Principal of Macro Sea, and his partners are building the lab with state-of-the-art green technologies, and are bringing fabrication and design schools into the fold. Everyone will work in a collaborative work environment, where tenants will share equipment and space. Tenants already on board include the Brooklyn-based ecological design groupTerreform 1, the London-based design manufacturer Within Lab, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Architecture and Center for Architecture Science and Ecology and Columbia University’s Laboratory of Applied Building Science. And according to Kimball, 100 more tenants are interested."

Aug 5, 2012

Dr. Joachim on Air at WPR

Over the past two centuries the U.S. urban population has ballooned to more than 82 percent. Half of the world's population now live in cities. And, every week more than a million people are being added to existing cities. How will we live healthily, sustainably and happily in the cities of the future? Guests: Mitchell Joachim, Co-President, Terreform ONE, Associate Professor at NYU and 2011 TED Senior Fellow. Wired magazine listed him in 2008 as one of "15 People the Next President Should Listen To," and Rolling Stone magazine included him in their list of "The 100 People Who Are Changing America. " Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), founder and co-chair of the Livable Communities Task Force. His many awards include: National Distinguished Service Award from the American Public Transit Association, and Honorary Memberships in the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Institute of Architects.

Veronica Rueckert Show
Marika Suval, Producer
Wisconsin Public Radio

Aug 4, 2012

Future City of Governors Hook NY 2112

The Urbaneers worked hard all summer to change the edge of Brooklyn. Many more images of this beautiful urban model describe our interventions in detail. A total of 42 architects, landscape architects, designers, and activists worked around the clock to make it happen at ONE Lab. Our great team at Terreform ONE initiated and conceived of this ecological project entitled; Governors Hook for the Year 2112. More soon!

Jun 29, 2012

Terreform ONE at the Rockefeller Innovation Forum

Maria Aiolova on a panel at the Rockefeller Innovation Forum with Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post, Aneesh Chopra, First CTO of the USA, Clair Diaz-Ortiz, Twitter and Ada Wong, Make A Difference.

Jun 20, 2012

White Box Gallery Opening

Austrian Cultural Forum NY, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Museum of Arts and Design NY invite you to DESIGN FOR THE REAL WORLD – REDUX: An exhibition presenting the winners of Victor J. Papanek Social Design Award

Opening reception: Wednesday, June 20, 6 – 9 PM
White Box Gallery
329 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002
The exhibition celebrates the outcome of the inaugural “Design for the RealWorld Reduxinternational social design competition taking place from March to June 2011, organized by the Victor J. Papanek Foundation at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.  
The winning projects were: Terreform ONE “Urbaneering Brooklyn 2110: Ecological City of the Future,” a socio-ecological exploration of the future metropolis; Wendy Brawer “Open Green Map” website, which fosters sustainable community development through inclusive participation; Lauren Busto and Yves Béhar and Fuseproject “OLPC XO-3 Tablet,” a children’s educational tool for worldwide distribution; Lars Vedeler, Marc Hoogendijk, Sophie Thornander, Karin Lidman, and Kristin Tobiassen “Jani Sanitary Pad” made from biodegradable biopolymers and water hyacinth paper;

The exhibition is curated by Terreform ONE;
Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova, Melanie Fessel, Adrian De Silva, Linn Blasberg, Susanna Burrows, Bojana Djukanovic, Shivina Harjani, Andrew Liang, Caleb Lowery, Pianka Paul, Savina Romanos, James Schwartz, Stefan Stanojevic, Nacho Suqué.

Speaker of the New York City Council Christine C. Quinn Heads the Jury of ONE Prize 2012

Terreform ONE is proud to announce that Speaker Quinn has agreed to chair a dynamic selection of jury members for the ONE PRIZE 2012: Blight to Might, an open international design competition for transforming cities through innovation.
Christine C. Quinn has spent her career in public service, fighting for policies and services that are critical to the lives of New Yorkers. As a Speaker of the City Council, she has helped New York City to develop an economy of innovation through tax credits and initiatives to support new ventures in the five boroughs. 

Registration and Submission; June 30, 2012.

May 24, 2012

Brooklyn Navy Yard Press Release

Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and Borough President Markowitz announced New Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Terreform ONE together with Columbia University, Cooper Union and RPI CASE will join Macro Sea at this stunning place for design and innovation.

Andrew M. Cuomo - Governor

The Blue Network Panel at TransTrans

Maria Aiolova moderating a panel at the TransTrans Summit with Helena Durst, VP Durst Organization and Alex Washburn, Chief Urban Designer, NYC DCP.  TransTrans Summit

May 18, 2012

The Wall Street Journal, 'Green' Center to Cultivate Manufacturers

The Brooklyn Navy Yard has landed two anchor tenants for an industrial center focused on environmentally friendly tenants, giving hope to state and city officials trying to establish a modern manufacturing base in the borough. Crye Precision, a manufacturer of body armor and clothing for the U.S. military, will lease 80,000 square feet of space in the planned Green Manufacturing Center, state officials said. The company is already a Navy Yard tenant, renting about 45,000 square feet and employing about 110 people. The expansion would allow the firm to hire about 100 new employees over the next five years.

"We are thrilled that our future will remain here," said Caleb Crye, executive director of Crye Precision, in a statement.

Another New York company, Macro Sea, will open a more than 50,000-square-foot facility called New Lab, for designers, digital manufacturers, architects and university researchers to create new products. A number of colleges and designers have expressed interest in working at the lab, including Cooper Union, Columbia University's Laboratory of Applied Building Science, Terreform ONE, a Brooklyn based nonprofit design group, and Within Lab, a London-based design consultancy.

The two anchors are set to be announced on Friday by state and city officials. They are part of a broader strategy to revitalize the city's manufacturing base by drawing on its strength as a hub of design schools, universities and, increasingly, technology companies.

"This project…highlights the very close links between local universities and this new generation of design-intensive manufacturing that's going on in New York," said Andrew Kimball, president and chief executive of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp.

The Green Manufacturing Center will be at the heart of this effort, officials said. Construction is set to begin this summer, and it is scheduled to be completed in 18 months at a cost of $46 million. It will be housed in three former World War II-era machine shops, and its tenants are expected to create more than 300 new permanent jobs.

The three buildings, totaling 220,000 square feet, have sat vacant for half a century, and they became "a hulking structure of a building that symbolized years of neglect and decay," said Mr. Kimball.

David Belt, managing principal of Macro Sea, said he sees the new lab as a model for the kind of innovative light manufacturing in which New York still has a competitive advantage.

"The U.S. is never going to be able to compete with developing countries like China when it comes to traditional manufacturing, but when it relates to innovation…we can compete on that level," Mr. Belt said.

The Green Manufacturing Center is part of a much larger expansion of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which is expected to add more than 1.8 million square feet of new space and more than 2,500 new jobs over the next two years. The center is being funded by the Empire State Development Corp., the Brooklyn Borough President's Office and the City Council, along with a federal program that awards green cards to foreigners who invest in U.S. businesses.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a statement called the project an example of the state investing "in a productive and sustainable innovation economy that will put New Yorkers back to work now and for years to come."

A version of this article appeared May 18, 2012, on page A17 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: 'Green' Center to Cultivate Manufacturers.

Apr 17, 2012

TransTrans Summit April 26th

$5 gas and record temperatures may make transportation innovation this summer’s hot topic.  Even minor climate change could render much of NYC’s subway network useless.  However, NYC has a powerful alternative – its blue network of waterways.  Join Panel Chair Maria Aiolova and the expert panelists and discuss NYC’s blue network and the potential for water transportation innovation. 
Panelists include:
·         Helena Durst, VP Durst Organization.
·         Roland Lewis, CEO of  the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance.
·         Alexandro Washburn, Chief Urban Designer, NYC DCP.

Apr 12, 2012

The Smart Cities of Tomorrow

As metropolises evolve, the smart city characteristics of the grid will move beyond simple energy efficiency, and will be gateways into human efficiency. Maria Aiolova presented at the Smart Cities of Tomorrow Panel at the Agrion Conference on April 5th, 2012. The panel took a closer look at the recent evolution of the smart grid and how cities are taking advantages of those new technologies to increase sustainability and quality of life for its inhabitants.

Apr 5, 2012

3RD Ward Lecture: Terreform ONE

Envisioning Ecological Cities: The Sci-Fi Based Solution to Climate Change
3RD Ward
, Brooklyn

How should urban design foresee new instrumentalist technologies for cities? Elevator systems have had incredible success in the creation of compact and greener cities, but can you imagine what the advent of the jet pack will do? Join us as Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D. from Terreform ONE discusses how urban design will successfully situate itself by the production of future macro-scaled scenarios predicated on innovative devices.

Apr 3, 2012

The Cooper Union Event - Urban Planet: Emerging Ecologies

The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design (CUISD) will host URBAN PLANET: EMERGING ECOLOGIES, a one-night event featuring a unique series of lectures and discussions with internationally known thought leaders in development and design. Key speakers include: 
Alfredo Brillembourg, Urban-Think Tank and S.L.U.M. Lab, will bring a social investment perspective to these questions, 
Jean-Claude Bolay, Director of the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, will discuss the role of technology in the emerging global city and 
Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE and Planetary ONE, will explore the move beyond standard notions of “sustainability” toward urban systems that actively benefit their environment.

Mar 15, 2012

Futuristic: Visions of Future Living

Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova, Terreform ONE, Futuristic: Visions of Future Living, daab books, Editors: Caroline Klein, Prof. Dr. Stefanie Lieb
What will the world look like in a hundred years from now? If global processes cannot be stopped, we at least have the chance to respond to them. Cities, shooting up like mushrooms, a shortage of resources, and climatic changes call for a new way of thinking. Time is pressing. Fortunately, there is no lack of visionaries and pioneers of sustainability. Futuristic presents about 50 of them: designers, architects, artists, scientists, cooperatives, and individualists, who are working for progress all around the globe. “We do not actually want to conquer space, but to expand the earth into the infinite. We do not need other worlds, but a mirror … Man needs fellow human beings.” [Stanislav Lem, Solaris, 1972]

Introduction by Prof. Dr. Stefanie Lieb.

Essays by Kaas Oosterhuis, The Why Factory (t?f), Florian Heilmeyer, Winka Dubbeldam, J. Mayer H., Christoph Ingenhoven, Philippe Rahm, Dickson Despommier, Caroline Klein, Alberto T. Estévez, Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolova.

Jan 18, 2012

ONE Prize Award Ceremony + Exhibition at AIA NY

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 
Where: A.I.A. New York: The Center for Architecture 
Join us for the award ceremony and opening of the exhibition
ONE Prize 2011: Water as the Sixth Borough
Exhibition on view at the Center for Architecture January 18 - February 11, 2012.




Jan 8, 2012

Talk Radio: Burning Down the House

Heritage Radio Network: This week's conversation on Burning Down the House focuses on the fusion between urban design, architecture, transportation and shape of our cities. Curtis B. Wayne is joined by Mitchell Joachim and Melanie Fessel of Terreform ONE (Open Network Ecology), an Ecological Design Group for Urban Infrastructure, Building, Planning, and Art. Later on the show, the discussion shifts towards the sensitive and heated topic of licensure in architecture within their non-profit practice. This program was sponsored by White Oak Pastures

"Pedestrians are the alpha position to explore a city. The foot is the best interface." --Mitchell Joachim on Burning Down the House 
"Infrastructure is not celebrated enough in the United States." --Melanie Fessel on Burning Down the House