Recent Published Designs of Terreform 1

Daria Ricchi, "Cities from Scratch with Mitchell Joachim," Area, pp. 160-163, No. 99, IT. 2008. Gerardo Mingo Pinacho, "City of the Future 2106," Future Arquitecturas, pp. 146,148, No. 10, ES. 2008. Geraldine Zschocke “Super Cilia Skin,” Inform, p. 6, No. 9, Freiburg. Ángeles Martínez, “Sustainable Designs of Mitchell Joachim,” BG Magazine, pp. 78-9, No. 036, Ecuador. Iñaki Aguirre, “Bioviviendas De Última Generación,” Arquitectura y Diseño, No. 95. Dorleta Vidal, “Human-Powered River Gym,” Le Grand Mag, p. 170, No. 5, Autumn/Winter. Kenneth J. Moore, “Ecoarchitecture,” Chemical & Engineering News, p.56, Sept. Dost Kip, Yerin Gelecegi, “Evin kendisi ekosistem,” YER Magazine, pp. 72-73, No. 2, TR. Dave Vickers, “Pectoral Pedalo: River Gym,” Modern Design, p. 66, No. 15, Diseño Earle, ES. Dave Vickers, “Home Grown: Fab Tree Hab,” Modern Design, p. 63, No. 12, Diseño Earle, ES. Marta Gil, “Architecture in a Tree,” Arquitectura y Diseño, pp. 169-74. No. 88, Apr.


Future North Ecotarium video exhibit at:

Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland Superlight Jan. 23 - May 9, 2009 Jaroslav Fragner Gallery Green Architecture Prague, CZ Oct. 30 - Dec. 14, 2008 Miller Block Gallery Figments Imagination Boston, MA Oct. 17 - Nov. 29, 2008 Future North Jane D. Marsching, Terreform 1: Mitchell Joachim, Makoto Okazaki, Maria Aiolova, Melanie Fessel, Dan O'Connor.


Bioworks Institute Online in Brooklyn

Bioworks is a fully operational boutique biotechnology laboratory operated by Dr. Oliver Medvedik. He is partnered with Terreform 1 to produce molecular cell biology projects that advance architectural tectonics with living tissues and rapid prototyping technologies.

Rapid Re(f)use: New Project at Terreform 1

New York City is disposing of 38,000 tons of waste per day. Most of this discarded material ended up in Fresh Kills landfill before it closed. The Rapid Re(f)use project supposes an extended New York reconstituted from its own landfill material. Our concept remakes the city by utilizing the trash at Fresh Kills. With our method, we can remake seven entirely new Manhattan islands at full scale. Automated robot 3d printers are modified to process trash and complete this task within decades. These robots are based on existing techniques commonly found in industrial waste compaction devices. Instead of machines that crush objects into cubes, these devices have jaws that make simple shape grammars for assembly. Different materials serve specified purposes; plastic for fenestration, organic compounds for temporary scaffolds, metals for primary structures, and etc. Eventually, the future city makes no distinction between waste and supply. Credits: Mitchell Joachim, Emily Johnson, Maria Aiolova, Niloufar Karimzadegan.