Metropolis: Futurists Propose "Walking City" of Configurable Housing Units

Multigen housing is comprised of fixed and mobile elements, as well as a variety of architectural types, to accommodate the changing desires and lifestyles of multiple generations living together. In doing so, they are designed for both intergenerational continuity and moments of fluxgoing off to school, changes in marital status, retirement travelall the forms of making and moving away from the family nest. 


Terreform ONE, OfficeUS Outpost la Biennale di Venezia

Pavilion of the United States of America at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia, OfficeUS, a global collaborative architectural practice founded by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački and Ashley Schafer.
TEAM Outposts: Allard van Hoorn, Anda French, Aristide Antonas, Austin Mergold, Benjamin Porto, Cara Liberatore, Caroline Smith, Chrissi Nasz, Ciro Miguel, Constantin Boym, Daniel Tudor Munteanu, Danielle Rago, Doreen Adengo, Eva Alvarez, Fabio Gigone, Fabrizio Furiassi, Filippo Cattapan, Garrick Jones, Hanna Espinosa, Henry Smith-Miller, Ioannis Oikonomou, Jean Benoit Vetillard, Jenny French, Jonathan Crisman, Jorg Sieweke, Juan Molina Restrepoe, Kristy Balliet, Lisa Pauli, Luis Diego Quiros Pacheco, Maj Plemenitas, Maria Pilar Pinchart, Mart Schaefer, Matthew Messner, Mitchell Joachim, Nazanin Naeini, Nick Axel, Pablo Costa, Pamela Ritchot, Paolo Migliori, Patrizia Toscano, Paul Preissner, Peter Macapia, Phillip Denny, Quilian Riano, Ragunath Vasudevan, Sahra Motalebi, Samuel Stewart-Halevy, Sara Dean, Sasa Zivkovic, Selma Alihodzic, Sindy Martínez Lortia, Stephen Mueller, Taller de Casquería Collective, Tamar Alon, Ted Landrum

Wilsonart Multi-City Cre8ivity Tour w/ Mitchell Joachim

Industry Leaders
  • Mitch Joachim, celebrated TED presenter and innovator in urban and ecological design, will be speaking in Chicago.
  • Reed Kroloff, author of “Black Like Me” and current director of the esteemed Cranbook Academy of Art, will be speaking in Philadelphia. He is well known throughout the architecture community for his work as editor-in-chief of Architecture magazine.
  • Rachel Armstrong, TED presenter and thought leader in creating materials that possess properties of living systems, will be speaking in Los Angeles. She specializes in speaking on the merging of biology and chemistry with architecture and design.
  • Grace Jeffers, design historian, materials specialist and graduate of the prestigious Bard Graduate Center for the Decorative Arts, will be speaking in Seattle, Atlanta and Houston.
  • Stanford Hughes, partner at BraytonHughes Design Studios and award-winning designer who does extensive work renovating historic buildings, will be speaking in San Francisco.
  • Jessica Green, TED speaker and biodiversity scientist interested in the role microbes play in our lives and designing microbe-friendly architecture, will be speaking in Dallas.
  • Boris Srdar, principal at NAC Architecture with a background in European design, and award-winning lead designer, will be speaking in Denver.   
  • LINK
  • http://www.wilsonart.com/corporate/press-room/wilsonart-rolls-out-multi-city-cre8ivity-tour-featuring-well-known-industry-leaders

Autodesk IDEAS: The Innovation + Design Series w/ Mitchell Joachim

Autodesk Gallery San Francisco, CA
Lead by Tom Wujec and Jon Pittman

Kendra Byrne, Bot & Dolly
Scott Cohen, New Lab
Maurice Conti, Autodesk, Inc.
Renee DiResta, OATV
Hugh Dubberly, Dubberly Design Office
Terry Fong, NASA
Marc Freese, Coppelia RoboticsSaul Griffith, OtherLabs
Mark Hatch, TechShop
Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONEBrian David Johnson, Intel Corporation
Andra Keay, Silicon Valley Robotics
Jonathan Knowles, Autodesk, Inc.
Jeff Kowalski, Autodesk, Inc.
Jeff Kramer, MTD Products
Tessa Lau, Savioke
Dr. Russell Loveridge, ETHZ - NCCR Digital Fabrication
Tasha McCauley, Fellow Robots
Alex McDowell, 5G
Franck Messmer, Delcam
Aaron Morris, Autodesk, Inc.
Mads Paulin, Autodesk, Inc.
Nadya Peek,  MIT Center for Bits and Atoms
Jon H. Pittman, Autodesk, Inc.
EJ Sabathia, Moon Express, Inc.
Nathan Shedroff, California College of the Arts
Alvise Simondetti, Arup
Charles (Chad) Sweet, Qualcomm
Diego Tamburini, Autodesk, Inc.
Tom Wujec, Autodesk, Inc.
Laurie Yoler, Qualcomm

Interior Design Magazine Future Green Lecture Mitchell Joachim

Interior Design Magazine, Future Green Hospitality Forum 

Wired Magazine Reports Back from 2024, Mitchell Joachim


CUSP Lecture with Mitchell Joachim

June 19, at 4:00 PM for a research seminar and discussion with Mitchell Joachim from New York University and Terreform ONE. All guests are welcome to attend a networking reception following the seminar at 5:00 pm. 

Post Sustainability: New Directions in Ecological Urban Design
A discussion of case studies, projects, and outreach efforts, that aim to illuminate the environmental possibilities of New York City and inspire solutions in areas like it around the world. I will unpack the working methods of a unique laboratory for scientists, artists, architects, students, and individuals of many backgrounds to explore and advance the larger framework of socio-ecological design. This group develops innovative solutions and technologies for local sustainability in energy, transportation, infrastructure, buildings, waste treatment, food, and water.

The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is a unique public-private research center of NYU that uses New York City as its laboratory and classroom to help cities around the world become more productive, livable, equitable, and resilient. CUSP observes, analyzes, and models cities to optimize outcomes, prototype new solutions, formalize new tools and processes, and develop new expertise/experts. The CUSP research seminars aim to promote an intellectual community around urban informatics, an intrinsically multidisciplinary field, by facilitating discussions on various research topics related to the intersection of big data and urban planning.

THNK workshop with Mitchell Joachim

Falling in Love with Plastic 
THNK: How can we rethink the vast quantities of waste we produce every day, especially in large cities? How can we find a different way of looking at trash? Mitchell Joachim, co-founder of Terreform ONE and co-designer of Fab Tree Hab, an organically grown house, envisions New York as an entirely ecological and sustainable community. During a THNK forum, we discussed some exciting ideas on what it would take to turn trash into treasure. Find out how building sustainable communities requires us to rethink our usage of things, how we design them, and what we do with them. To help save our environment, we may need to fall in love with plastic.


The Aspen Ideas Festival with Mitchell Joachim

The Aspen Ideas Festival is dedicated to Engaging Ideas that Matter with Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolova, founders of Terreform ONE.



Mitchell Joachim at New York Ideas for The Atlantic

The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute's esteemed Ideas conference will be in New York, convening leaders in business, finance, technology, the sciences, and the arts.


Weltstadt Conference, DAZ in Berlin with Mitchell Joachim

Who Creates the City? Stagnation in climate policy, vacant properties in the post-industrial city, privatization of public spaces and displacement of socially vulnerable people from the city. Increasing numbers of citizens no longer intend to wait and are taking their future into their own hands. They are repurposing abandoned buildings, trying out resource-saving ways of life and they are demanding their right to the city. How is the self-organization and horizontal linkage between these civil-society actors succeeding?
Davis Kanepe, Cultural Activist, Kanepes Cultural Center, Riga
Mitchell Joachim, Architect and Professor, New York University

Purev-Erdene Ershuu, Architect and Lecturer, Mongolian University of Science and Technology



BBC News, What if we could rebuild New York City? by Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE

BBC Future, By Mitchell Joachim; "If we were designing New York today, how different would it look?"
The new New York City would balance the relationship between the information networks that the metropolis depends on and Earth’s finite resources.
All vital components of life would be monitored and attuned to the needs of every organism, not just humans. Supplies of food and water, our energy and waste and even our air would be sensibly scrutinized. Thanks to masses of miniaturized low-cost electronic components deployed across the city, communication becomes far easier. New York will grow and adapt to millions of new minds entering it everyday.
The city would make sure every need is provided for within its borders. How we provide nutrients, transports, and shelter would be updated. Dilapidated buildings would be replaced with vertical agriculture and new kinds of housing would join cleaner, greener ways to get around the city. What were once streets become snaking arteries of livable spaces, embedded with renewable energy sources, low-tech, green vehicles for mobility and productive nutrient zones. The former street grid could provide the foundation for new flexible networks. By reengineering the obsolete streets, we can create robust and ecologically active pathways.
While all this may sound optimistic, some of this city of tomorrow is already taking shape... see:


A+ Award Popular Choice Winner, Terreform ONE

Terreform ONE, BIO CITY WORLD MAP OF 11 BILLION is the A+ Award Popular Choice Winner in the Plus Category | Architecture + Communication.
This is an unparalleled honor. With entries from over 100 countries, this work truly represents the best of architecture worldwide. The Architizer A+ Popular Choice Winner is selected by the online voting public after a three week long campaign. 


Beaux Arts magazine Terreform ONE

Céline Saraiva & Philippe Trétiack, Green Brain: A Smart Park for a New City, Beaux Arts magazine n°356 p. 47.

Workshop at Chateau De Villiers De Mahieu

SIU School of Architecture, Lecture Mitchell Joachim

The Organic City: Urbanism Redefined, Mitchell Joachim
A Professor in the Design Department at Southern Illinois University from 1959 to 1972, Buckminster Fuller is a unique figure in Carbondale history, and a grandfather of the green movement. In April 1960 he assembled the dome home in Carbondale and lived in it with his wife Anne until 1971.


New Book: Revealing Architectural Design

Philip Plowright. "Revealing Architectural Design: Methods, Frameworks and Tools," Routledge, 2014. Blimp Bumper Buses and MATscape, Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE, pp. 102-105.

Bio City Map at VIA International Festival Micro + Macro

Exposition Micro/ Macro, Le Manège Maubeuge, France and Mons, Belgium.  featuring: TERREFORM ONE : BIO CITY MAP OF 11 BILLION PHILIPPE DECOUFLÉ : HEXABOITE / MEUBLES OPTIQUES / LA GROSSE TÊTE / KRONOFOTO
CHARLOTTE LEOUZON : MICRO MACRO (sélection de films)
ANNE ROQUIGNY : 111oOzOo111 (sélection d’œuvres du web)


Cities and Citizenship conference March 13-15

Cities and Citizenship is co-sponsored by the Goethe-Institut New York, Parsons The New School for Design, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study and Global Design NYU.
Cities and Citizenship is organized by Alissa Burmeister from the Goethe-Institut New York, Ioanna Theocharopoulou from Parsons The New School for Design, Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, Mitchell Joachim, from Global Design NYU at Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, and is part of the Goethe-Institut's international Weltstadt: Who Creates the City? initiative.
WHAT: Cities and Citizenship | Film Screening and Opening Party
The Domino Effect (2012), a documentary film by Daniel Phelps, Megan Sperry, and Brian Paul

WHEN: Thursday, March 13th 2014_from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm WHERE: Goethe-Institut, Wyoming Building
5 E. 3rd Street (at Bowery)
WHAT: Cities and Citizenship | Conference
WHEN: Friday, March 14th 2014_from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
WHERE: New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts_1 Washington Place
WHAT: Cities and Citizenship | Workshops
WHEN: Saturday, March 15th 2014_from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm WHERE: Goethe-Institut, Wyoming Building

5 E. 3rd Street (at Bowery)
All events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please register with wyomingbuilding@newyork.goethe.org by March 12th.

Participants include: Peder Anker, [History of Science, Gallatin School, NYU], Gianpaolo Baiocchi [Sociology, Director of Civic Engagement, Gallatin School, NYU], Susannah Drake [Landscape Architect, dlandstudio], Stephen Duncombe [Sociology, Gallatin School, NYU],
Louise Harpman [Architecture, Gallatin School, NYU], Matthias Hollwich [Architect + Co-founder, HWKN], Natalie Jeremijenko [Fine Art + Environmental Studies, NYU], Colin Jerolmack [Environmental Studies + Sociology, NYU], Mitchell Joachim [Architecture, Gallatin School, NYU], Eric Klinenberg [Sociology, NYU], Victoria Marshall [Landscape + Urban Designer, Parsons], Brian McGrath [Architecture, Dean, School of Constructed Environments Parsons], Miodrag Mitrasinovic [Architecture + Urbanism, New School], Mariana Mogilevich [Architecture + Metropolitan Studies, NYU], Vyjayanthi Rao [Anthropology, New School], Eric Sanderson [Senior Conservation Ecologist at WCS],

Susanne Schindler [Architecture, New School, Candide Journal], Ioanna Theocharopoulou [Architectural History, Parsons], Tyler Volk [Biology + Environmental Studies, NYU], Lynnette Widder [Earth Institute, Columbia University].