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."


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."


LES from SCRATCH: NY Press

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.

Not Another Green Issue
by Kari Milchman
Fab Tree Hab images



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.