12.29.2007

Edge as Center, Somerville MA

"Go Figure Somerville"
by Mitchell Joachim
& Michael Sorkin
Edited by Anya Bokov
EDGE as CENTER;
Envisioning the post-industrial landscape.
Somerville MA. 2007.
International Urban Design Ideas Competition.

11.19.2007

Marie Claire: Fab Tree Hab

Marie Claire, Deco, "Fab Tree Hab,"
By Ioanna Michelakou, Greece, p.101, Nov. 2007.

Vision Magazine: MIT City Cars

Vision, "Return to Intelligence - MIT City Car,"
Sissia Cao, pp. 188-193, China, No. 08, August 2007.
http://youthvision.cn/

Architects League of Northern New Jersey Lecture

AIA chapter ALNNJ Annual League Arthur Davis Lecture Terreform, Dr. Mitchell Joachim, Nov. 15, 2007. http://alnnj.org/

Made in India (Architectural Design)

Made in India (Architectural Design) by Kazi Ashraf
"A Trip to India," p. 84-89, Nov./Dec. 2007

11.17.2007

Eco tree houses come of age

Fab Tree Hab on Smart Planet UK Eco tree houses come of age SmartPlanet.com - London,UK Innovative designers are creating tree houses that live and 'breathe,' like the Fab Tree Hab. It uses high-tech computer modelling and ancient techniques ... http://www.smartplanet.com/news/leisure/10000032/eco-tree-houses-come-of-age.htm

10.23.2007

Gang of Green: DigitALL Magazine Heroes

TERREFORM, THE ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND ARCHITECTURE FIRM OF MICHAEL SORKIN AND MITCHELL JOACHIM, IS RIPPING UP THE PAVEMENT OF URBANPLANNING "...the ecological research, urban planning, and architecture firm of Michael Sorkin and Mitchell Joachim. These two architects’ work is full of epic ambitions and fantastical ideas, including city plans based on total urban self-sufficiency, houses made of growing trees, and soft, sheep-like cars that scrub the atmosphere clean with every drive. Of course, most architects have drawers full of unrealized blueprints. But Terreform’s architecture of ecological engagement sacrifices any pretense of pragmatism in order to reach for a realm of unbridled, futuristic innovation..." Craig Bromberg, Samsung, p. 10/48 Fall 2007. http://www.samsung.com/Features/BrandMagazine/magazinedigitall/2007_fall/heroes_02.htm

10.16.2007

Relax - Interiors for Human Wellness

The Human-Powered River Gym project
by Mitchell & Douglas Joachim
is published within:
with Karim Rashid, Anneke Bokern, Joeri Bruyninckx, Tim Groen, Sarah Martín Pearson, Shonquis Moreno, Stephan Ott, Chris Scott and Masaaki Takahashi.
Birkhäuser Basel; 1 edition (November 2007)

9.30.2007

CNET Extreme Tree Houses: Fab Tree Hab

Extreme tree houses CNET News.com - San Francisco,CA,USA. Future-forward designers are concocting tree houses that live and "breathe," such as the Fab Tree Hab. It uses high-tech computer modeling and ancient ...See all stories on this topic http://www.news.com/2300-11395_3-6210710-1.html

9.26.2007

GSAPP course: Tilling Education

A4746 Tilling Education: An Eco Aesthetic Approach. Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Dr. Mitchell Joachim http://www.arch.columbia.edu/index.php?pageData=8882/23/4/3235/

8.24.2007

8.22.2007

Southern Housing Excellance magazine: Fab Tree Hab

"Grow your own: Terreform’s Fab Tree Hab takes ‘green’ architectural design into the heart of the environment by creating a structure that is in itself alive and an integral part of the ecosystem. Think organic engineering, utilising living systems to create both form and function – and perhaps one day a whole new breed of gardening-come-home-improvement television shows." Monday, 20 August 2007, UK. http://www.southern-housing.co.uk/features/the-earthships-have-landed-885-14.html

8.20.2007

Fab Tree Hab in Grazia Italy

Stefania Uberti, "La Mia Casa Sugli Alberi,"
Grazia, p. 24, no. 32, Aug. 14, 2007.
http://grazia.blog.it/

8.15.2007

Fab Tree Hab in Immobilien Osterreich

Dietmar Treiber, "Das Haus lebt, atmet und wachst," Immobilien, Osterreich, p.12, Fri. Aug. 10th, 2007.

7.13.2007

Soft Car in D la Repubblica delle Donne

Erica Baldi, "Soft Car ," D la Repubblica delle Donne, No. 555, June 30, 2007.

5.24.2007

Mediaweek: Living Home

Does Green Grow Green For Media? Richard Brunelli Media Week, MAY 14, 2007. "The series portrays green-skewing designers, products and processes that, potentially, can transform the everyday lives of viewers. Interviewees range from professional race car driver and ethanol advocate Jeff Simmons to an MIT grad named Mitchell Joachim, who is building a home grown from living trees, to a "guerrilla gardener" named Heather Flores, who champions green spaces in poor New York City neighborhoods..." http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/departments/features/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003584537

5.22.2007

P.M. Magazine: Fab Tree Hab

Bio-Bau (Biobuilding)
Aus Baumstämmen ein Haus flechten
(From Trunks Twist a House)
by Wolfgang C. Goede
P.M. p. 14, June 2007.
http://www.pm-magazin.de/de/heftartikel/artikel_id1999.htm

5.21.2007

Newsweek: Fab Tree Hab




"Terreform: Building Houses Out of Living Trees"
Newsweek, May 28, 2007 by Linda Stern.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18685383/site/newsweek/?from=rss#storyContinued

Focus Magazine: Fab Tree Hab

"Grun & Gut: Baumhaus," Robert Thielicke, Focus, p.110, No. 18, April 30, 2007 http://www.focus.de/

Home Wellness Magazine: Fab Tree Hab

"Vivere Eco,"
by Sara Lisa Di Mario

p.153-55, n.01 April-May 2007.
http://www.homewellness.it/

Designnews.com: MIT Car

MIT Moves Forward with Smart Cities and Stackable Cars by Sean Snyder, Associate Editor -- Design News, May 15, 2007. "The designers behind Concept Cars have re-evaluated the use and function of cars in the city with new designs that remove the drive train and put precedence on robotic wheels. “We reinvented the wheel, or actually, we rethought it,” says Mitchell Joachim, former MIT student and current Smart Cities committee member." http://www.designnews.com/article/CA6442404.html

5.02.2007

Terreform at Postopolis! May 30th at 6:30pm

Postopolis!
at Storefront for Art and Architecture
Featuring BLDGBLOG, City of Sound, Inhabitat, and Subtopia
Postopolis! is a five-day event of near-continuous conversation about architecture, urbanism, landscape, and design. Four bloggers, from four different cities, will host a series of live discussions, interviews, slideshows, panels, talks, and other presentations, and fuse the informal energy and interdisciplinary approach of the architectural blogosphere with the immediacy of face to face interaction.
http://storefrontnews.org/exhibitions/upcoming.html

5.01.2007

Terreform Future NYC movie

Link: NY City MPEG movie file

New Yorker: "the Green" advertising

The Green with Robert Redford on the Sundance Channel: "...MIT genius Mitchell Joachim creates a spectacular futuristic living space with his Fab Tree Hab living house, made from trees". The New Yorker, p. 14, April 30, 2007,

MIT Spectrum

Beyond Green Design by Mary Speare Mitchell Joachim, an MIT architect, says people may one day grow their houses instead of building them. MIT Spectrum, Spring 2007, Vol. XVIII No. IX p. 10 http://web.mit.edu/giving/spectrum/spring07/green-design.htm

4.25.2007

Global Warming Burnout




I guess you can't really have bad press. This sardonic reporter mentions our work for Manhattan appearing on Sundance. He also seems to loath Hollywood chatter on climate change. Odd thing, he is not entirely off...
Brendan Bernhard, "Global Warming Burnout," The New York Sun, April 25, 2007.
"Tonight's episode, "Build," is about three kinds of housing: prefab homes, or "sustainable modular houses built in a factory"; more traditional multifamily homes, newly outfitted with bamboo floors, recycled carpets, geothermal heating, etc., and "growing homes," which are a bit more futuristic. Some appear to be giant beehives encased in trees. Mitchell Joachim, a graduate of MIT, displays an architectural model of what a "100% self-sufficient" Lower Manhattan will look like 300 years from now. I am here to tell you it will look like a plate of spaghetti garnished with multicolored golf balls. If someone offers you eternal life, do not accept."

4.20.2007

Metropolis Magazine Highlights Offices

180 Varick Street A look at the work spaces inside New York City’s infamous design address. By Stephen Zacks, April 18, 2007. This photo is labeled correctly in the actual print publication of Metropolis and in various other third party blogs such as Archidose: http://archidose.blogspot.com/2007/08/180-varick-street.html
The picture shows Mitchell Joachim and Makoto as Terreform. Directly on the other side of the room is a different office.
"The office building at 180 Varick Street in Manhattan’s West Village is sometimes sarcastically referred to as an architecture ghetto. It’s filled with studios, each of them packed with the mundane objects and tools that make up the working life of today’s designer."

4.19.2007

LES from SCRATCH: NY Press

"LES FROM SCRATCH"
Architects re-imagine the city for the next century
By Jerry Portwood

New York Press
Vol. 20, No.16, pp. 14-16, April 18-24, 2007.
http://www.nypress.com/20/16/news&columns/feature3.cfm

Not Another Green Issue
by Kari Milchman
Fab Tree Hab images

4.13.2007

4.06.2007

BIG Ideas for a Small Planet

See TERREFORM and Fab Tree Hab on the Sundance Channel: 'Big Ideas For A Small Planet'. episode -Build- April 24, 9:00PM.

3.26.2007

World House Radio

Institute without Boundaries, World House Project Fab Tree Hab construction system Interview by Sarah Tranum download podcast: http://www.worldhouseradio.blogspot.com/

3.21.2007

Welcome Maria Aiolova to Terreform

Maria Aiolova received her Master in Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts, her Bachelor in Architecture from University of Sofia, Bulgaria and the Technical University of Vienna, Austria. She also holds Professional Degree in Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. Maria has a number of winning competitions including first place in the CHARLES/MGH STATION Design Competition, Boston and the Izmir Post District International Urban Design Competition in Izmir, Turkey.  In addition to her diverse design work, Maria has been a visiting critic at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Rhode Island School of Design and Boston Architectural Center.
http://www.aiolova.com/pages/index.aspx

3.14.2007

Science Donga, Korea (cover)

Green Car
By Mitchell Joachim
DongaScience.com
Lee, Hyun-Kyeong
Seoul, Korea
Issue #03, March 2007.

Harvard University Center for the Environment Speaker Series

ECOTRANSOLOGY: Integrated Design for Urban Mobility Harvard Graduate School + Green Design group Mitchell Joachim PAST EVENT Friday, Mar 2, 200712:00p - 1:00p http://environment.harvard.edu/navigation2/activities.htm?event_id=64796240

Nat and Drew in the Morning Z95

Today: Live Radio with
Nat and Drew
1:30pm EST
Dr. Joachim: Fab Tree Hab + Ecological Cities

3.12.2007

Canadian Media on Fab Tree Hab

TV: Fab Tree Hab project and interview featured on CTV, Canada AM today. 8:30am http://www.ctv.ca/canadaam CKNW Radio: Nightline BC with Michael Smyth http://cknw.com/ Peter Kim Assistant Producer/Operator The World Today & Nightline BC Newspaper: Grow your own home: 'Fab tree hab' Abode sprouts from a few seeds, is good for the planet Chris Lackner, CanWest News Service Vancouver Sun online Ottawa Citizen, p.A13 Published: Thursday, March 08, 2007.

3.07.2007

NASA Rover

NASA Extreme EXPeditionary Architecture
Guillermo Trotti, Dava J. Newman, Mitchell Joachim, Einar Thorsteinn, Santiago Alfaro, Shaun Modi, et. al.
http://trottistudio.blogspot.com/ (EXP-Arch): Mobile, Adaptable Systems for Space and Earth Exploration (PI: Trotti & Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.)

3.05.2007

MIT Lecture: March 9th

Computation Group Lecture Series Department of Architecture, MIT Friday, March 9th, Room 3-133, 12:30 Please be there on time if you are attending MITCHELL JOACHIM Ecotransology: Ecology + Mobility + Space

2.26.2007

NY Times: Parking as a Destination

February 25, 2007 Design Parking as a Destination By PHIL PATTON New York Times, Sunday The Smart Cities project of the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has suggested a variety of possible visions of future parking. Smart parking places could signal their availability electronically to passing motorists. Ryan Chin, Mitchell Joachim and other researchers at the Media Lab propose to redesign vehicles to make them easier to park — the spatial demands of parking could be reduced by six to eight times, they argue, with small cars that nest together like grocery carts. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/25/automobiles/25PARK.html?pagewanted=all

1.31.2007

Interior Design Magazine w/ Fab Tree Hab


Tree/House
Soon, it may take just seeds and water to expand a house. Architects Mitchell Joachim and Javier Arbona, engineer Lara Greden, and horticulture company Plantware make up the green-thinking team that's experimenting with self-grafting trees such as elms to weave the Fab Tree Hab concept, with a lattice of woody vines forming exterior walls. Growing a two-story, water-recycling eco retreat should take five years.
by Craig Kellogg
Interior Design, p. 48, January 1, 2007

http://www.interiordesign.net/id_article/CA6411116/id?stt=001

1.30.2007

Climate Commons at The Institute of Contemporary Art

Climate Commons is a conversation. Fourteen people from a wide range of fields post weekly about their work on climate change, sustainability and/or the Arctic. Its a collective interdisciplinary look at what our environment is facing today. Climate Commons is part of Jane D. Marsching’s project: Arctic Listening Post Currently on view at The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston

Auto-Free NY Talk

Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 6 to 8pm: "Soft Cars and Transology" Mitchell Joachim, Executive Director, Terreform Terreform is a Manhattan-based nonprofit design collaborative concerned with ecological principles in the urban environment. Auto-Free 104 Washington St., Manhattan Alliance for Downtown New York

1.29.2007

Discovery Channel series FutureCar

Four episodes: The Extremes, The Body, The Fuel, and The Brain, will on Discovery Channel -February 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 8 pm ET/PT. An interview with Mitchell Joachim is featured in 3 shows: Brain, Body, and Extremes. Footage of the cars are in all episodes. Please visit the website at: FutureCar

1.16.2007

1.11.2007