Detail Prize Show with Terreform ONE

Exhibition DETAIL Prize 2016

Institut für internationale Architekturdokumentation GmbH & Co.KG – Redaktion DETAIL
Speech:German, English
Terreform ONE09:30-18:00 h  |  Gallery Entrance East Subjects: Living and Building 2020 | Digital Design, Construction and Management | Intelligent Facades | Smart Buildings
Gallery East on the BAU 2017 in Munich from January 16 to January 21, 2017.http://bau-muenchen.com/trade-fair/supporting-program/event-calendar/index.php/mmg/eventdatabase/en/detail/3127/BAU2017A?type=eventdatabase

Design Futures Council with Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

Leadership Summit on Design Innovation & Technology at Design Futures Council in La Jolla, California.

TED with Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE at Detroit Auto Show

TED, The New York Times, Ford, and VICE for the inaugural Ford City of Tomorrow Symposium:


Business Insider on Terreform ONE

This bizarre building in Brooklyn is a home for more than 20,000 crickets — here’s why by Gene Kim and Rob Ludacer.


Terreform ONE Cricket Shelter and Farm in WIRED Magazine

This emergency shelter will house and feed you thanks to 50,000 breeding crickets
Terreform ONE Cricket Shelter and Farm in WIRED Magazine 
 Snack Shack, p.93 Nov. 2016.

Terreform ONE wants to combine the new food trend of edible insects, whilst offering protection with the new Cricket Shelter.

Terreform ONE in SURFACE magazine

Surface, OCT: Renaissance Plan: The Brooklyn Navy Yard has long been on the radar of developers, and now its reinvention is underway. Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim.

Terreform ONE in DETAIL magazine

Jakob Schoof, Nahrhaftes Stacheltier: Insektenfarm in New York


Architecture & Culture magazine Terreform ONE

Mi-Ho Choi. "Cricket House Terreform ONE," Architecture & Culture, No. 425, Oct. 2016, pp.34-43

New Book: Le Livre des Merveilles Technologiques

Igor Bogdanov, Grichka Bogdanov. "Terreform ONE Urban Farm Pod," Le livre des merveilles technologiques, Flammarion 2016, pp. 148-9.


Urban Tangle Map, Terreform ONE Installed at NYU

New York University, StudentLink and Global Services Center 383 Lafayette Street, New York, NY. 
Media: Bamboo 7'x 7'x 9'.


The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture with Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE

The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture by Charissa Terranova and Meredith Tromble 

Part 1: Biologies and Architectural Histories 1. The Biocentric Bauhaus Oliver Botar 2. Biology in Architecture Anna P. Sokolina 3. Birds of a Feather Hadas Steiner 4. The Dwelling-Garden Dyad in Twentieth-Century Affordable Housing Sarah Bonnemaison 5. Ourboros Architecture Peder Anker 6. Architectures of Aliveness Marie-Pier Boucher 7. Gene in Context Christina Cogdell 

Part 2: Biologies and Architectural Theories and Practices 8. Bio City Map and Plug-In Ecology Mitchell Joachim 9. Hylozoic Series Philip Beesley 10. Architecture and Living Matter(s) Zenovia Toloudi 11. Morphogenesis and Design Sara Franceschelli 12 Microecologies of the Built Environment Ted Krueger 13. Your Rotten Future Will Be Great Philip Ross 

Part 3: Biologies and Art Histories 14. The Epigenetic Landscape of Art and Science c. 1950 Charissa Terranova 15. Mind Matrix Dawna Schuld16. Fantastic Voyage and Other Scales of Wonder Patricia Olynyk 17. Animal Art (1987) and the Split Origins of Bioart Arnaud Gerspacher 18. 'An Eccentric Kind of Teaching Machine' Margo Handwerker19. Underwater Music Stefan Helmreich 20. Racial Technologies in the Time of Black Cyborgnetic Consciousness Poe Johnson 

Part 4: Biologies and Art Theories and Practices 21. Evolutionary Yarns in Seahorse Valley Sophia Roosth 22. Vital Tissue Constructs Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr 23. Demonstratable Plasticity Jennifer Johung 24. Investigating the Ethical and Practical Limits of BioartAnna Dumitriu 25. From Materiality to Machines Dorothy Santos 26. The Sixth Element Brittany Ransom 27. A Longing in Our Hearts Meredith Tromble 28. Self-Portrait of the Artist Meditating on Death Jane Prophet 29. Piper in the Woods Kathy High 30. Axioms on Art and Gene Action Adam Zaretsky.


Urban Tangle: 2,000 City Grid Fragments Connected by the Public with Terreform ONE

Urban Tangle: Make It Together Network City Map. 2,000 City Grid Fragments Connected by the Public - Terreform ONE
Our project consists of hundreds of machine-milled components made from fragments of city maps. All the physical map elements correspond to variable grid patterns and street patterns of NYU's Global Network sites and three main campuses. Each participating person is asked to build his or her own map of NYU from the randomized city-grid fragments. No answer is wrong, instead it’s a three dimensional artifact of collective memories made of multiple recollections while exploring NYU sites. From Shanghai to New York every student and faculty has a different experience of his or her time at NYU.  This combinatorial sculpture serves as a spatial expression of our multi-cultural and diverse locales. Based on Situationist theory, this mapping concept is a primary method of stabilizing what was referred to as the “spectacle.” It is a compositional assembly of pre-made situations, meant to be collectively composed. These physical moments of life are deliberately fabricated for the purpose of rekindling and shadowing authentic desires, feeling the sensation of life and adventure, and the liberation of routine activities in cities. Our map project is a three dimensional version of a specific Situationist product otherwise called, Psychogeography. Here, psychogeography invented by Guy Debord in 1955 is the, “study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals.” We have moved beyond their original works to celebrate NYU in a similar experiential manner. Yet we still give homage to the achievements of the Situationist International arts group. 


NYU Public Art Terreform ONE

MAKE IT TOGETHER - Discover the serious art of play, and join others in the NYU community to create a public piece of communal art. Gallatin and Tisch Professor Mitchell Joachim, inventor and designer and co-president of Terreform ONE, has created the opportunity. We need you to make it real and make it together. SEPT. 21-22nd @ NYU Schwartz Plaza West 4th Street


Hydro Event with Mitchell Joachim

Keynote lecture at Norsk Hydro, Oslo

Domus Feature: Insect Farm, Terreform ONE


Cricket Shelter, New York City, US Program: modular edible insect farm Design: Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE Team: Maria Aiolova, Melanie Fessel, Felipe Molina, Matthew Tarpley, Jiachen Xu, Lissette Olivares, Cheto Castellano, Shandor Hassan, Christian Hamrick, Ivan Fuentealba, Sung Moon, Kamila Varela, Yucel Guven, Chloe Byrne, Miguel Lantigua-Inoa, Alex Colard Sponsor: Art Works for Change Year: 2016



Azure magazine Terreform ONE

Lorraine Johnson, "Comfort Food Terreform ONE's modular cricket farm is snug as a bug," Azure, p.122 v.249 Jul/Aug.


Terreform ONE's Mushroom Chair in Dwell

Heather Corcoran, "Mushrooms: Building Blocks of the Future?" Terreform ONE Mycoform Chair, Dwell, Jul/Aug. p.48


LifeObject: Merging Biology & Architecture

Yasha J. Grobman et. al. LifeObject: Merging Biology & Architecture, "The Evolution of Biological Dimensions in Israeli Architecture," Fab Tree Hab, Sternthal Books


Technoetic Arts: Ten archetypes of nature in design

Ten archetypes of nature in design
Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Vol. 14 Issue 1-2, June 2016.
Author:  Mitchell Joachim 
Abstract: What we mean when we use the word ‘nature’ critically affects design culture. Since nature has many different interpretations, the following lexicon is not intended to be an exhaustive exploration of the word’s etymology or usage by designers. Instead, I offer ten archetypical perspectives of nature that can help designers and non-designers alike clarify the different, sometimes overlapping, sometimes conflicting ways in which we understand the fundamental relationships between humans and our environment.


ICFF Terreform ONE Mushroom Chair

Terreform ONE unveils biodegradable furniture to the world of interior design!

Company launches Mushroom Chaise at ICFF, International Contemporary Furniture Fair

Terreform ONE, the visionary architecture and design group, showcases for the first time its design for the “Mushroom Chaise”, a futuristic lounge chair made from biodegradable mushrooms at the ICFF, from May 14-17, 2016 at the Jacob Javits Center. Terreform ONE will unveil this statement piece, and show that biodesign can offer a beautiful alternative to mass furniture production that does not deplete natural resources, but can actually contribute to the environment. WHY GROW A CHAIR? Terreform ONE has created a waste-free, pollution-free mushroom chair, the first of its kind. The chair was grown in seven days from strains of fungi into the multi-curved chaise piece. At the end of its useful product life cycle, the chair can be composted and safely reintroduced back into the environment, where it can be naturally biodegraded. The chair was grown using material manufactured by Ecovative, a leading biomaterials company that believes “Mushrooms the new plastic.”
Using bio-fabrication techniques, Terreform launches an organic furniture design service to customers who are looking for innovative alternatives to greener living and responsible consumerism, themes underlying the non-profit mission.
According to Art Works for Change in “Footing the Bill: Art and Our Ecological Footprint”, “In the work of Terreform ONE, we see a world in which architecture and furniture is grown from mushrooms and living cells, and our homes are formed by guided growth of living trees. Part science and part science fiction, these are the ideas of makers, scientists and dreamers. They are the seeds that will grow into the human habitats of the future and yield a sustainable abundance for humankind.”

NYCxDesign Award for Terreform ONE Cricket Shelter Farm


ARCHITECT Cricket Farm w/ Terreform ONE

MIT on the "Future of Suburbia" by Amanda Kolson Hurley, ARCHITECT, May 2016, Vol. 105 No. 5, Terreform ONE Cricket Farm, p. 182.
Review of MIT CAU conference when the Cricket Shelter premiered

National Geographic on Urban Planting and Farm Pod

Urban Planting by
One potential solution: more innovative designs. For ecologist Dickson Despommier that means vertical farming, cultivating fruits and vegetables under controlled settings within tall buildings—now particularly popular in Japan. Architect Mitchell Joachim’s solution takes a different shape: The spherical pod he developed has a food-growing system on the outside and habitable space inside. The pod can be sized up to fit a larger site, Joachim says, or down to fit a high-rise balcony." 

Keynote lecture at NXP Austin

Architect and designer Mitchell Joachim tackles the urban issues redefining our built environments and cities: his work boldly reassesses the way humans live together in the 21st Century. In mind-bending talks, Joachim envisions a future in which biology and architecture are a single discipline—and shares the ground-breaking work and disruptive ideas that will make that future a reality.


Awarded Fulbright

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB), the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State (the Department), and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), has selected Mitchell Joachim for a Fulbright grant for urban planning in Turkey.