New Book, Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned w/ Mitchell Joachim

Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, Mitchell Joachim, Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned, Prestel/ Random House.

Works by: Hashim Sarkis, BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, Lateral Office, SIDL Spatial Information Design Lab, Richard Sommer, Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture, Axel Kilian, Rachel Armstrong, DJ Spooky (Paul Miller), Architecture Research Office, nea Studio Nina Edwards Anker, Specht Harpman, Mark Fornes THEVERYMANY, Ruy Klein, Interboro Partners, Terreform ONE/ Planetary ONE, R&Sie(n) Francois Roche, WORKac, AUM Studio, Aberrant Architecture, ACME, ATMOS, AWP, Creus e Carrasco Arquitectos, CUAC Arquitectura, David Kohn Architects, Doxiades+, Groundlab, Haugen/Zohar, HHF Architects, J. Mayer H., Lava Laboratory for Visionary Architecture, mi5 Arquitectos, MMW Architects, Ordinary  Magnus Larsson, OSA Office for Subversive Architecture, Raumlabor Berlin, Serie Architects, SLA, Studio Weave, TOPOTEK 1.

Design for Resilience Exhibition at BAC w/ Terreform ONE

Design for Resilience, Boston Architectural College (BAC), McCormick Gallery, MA.
Terreform ONE projects: Governors Hook, Resilient Water Infrastructure, and Urbaneering.


Arts, Research, Innovation and Society, Terreform ONE with Mitchell Joachim

Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolova, "The Heterodox Pedagogy: Hackerspaces and Collaborative Education in Design," Arts, Research, Innovation and Society, Editors-in-chief: Bast, Gerald, Carayannis, Elias G. Series Ed.: Campbell, David F.J. Springer, pp. 137-154.


CNN - Tech Behind Smart Cities w/ Mitchell Joachim

Solving parking crisesForget flying cars, city dwellers have more to gain from cars that stack. The idea of folding cars isn't new, but as urban parking spots become increasingly rare (and expensive), it's begun to look more promising. As a Ph.D. student at MIT, Mitchell Joachim was part of a group of researchers who came up with the idea of stackable cars. More than 10 years later, he's still hoping that car manufacturers will start producing cars like them. (He's developed a new iteration of the folding cars at his firm, Terreform ONE, a Brooklyn-based lab that experiments with innovative green designs.)
Ideally, the cars would be owned by the city and used by residents for daily commuting, alleviating traffic congestion. (There's been interest from governments in Spain and Berlin, but the funding has fallen short so far.) Think of it as a bike-sharing system merged with Zipcar. "When you're done using it, you'd leave it for other people," said Joachim. 

International Luxury Conference in Miami with Mitchell Joachim

The Next Big Thing Mitchell Joachim
The New York Times International Luxury Conference will be held for the first time in the United States December 1-3. Join Deborah Needleman, editor in chief, T Magazine, and Vanessa Friedman, fashion director, The New York Times, to explore how the fields of art, fashion and technology can be utilized and maximized to enhance the unique value of luxury companies and products.

Biofabricate Event w/ Mitchell Joachim

BIOFABRICATE is the world’s first summit dedicated to biofabrication for future industrial and consumer products. Biofabrication comprises highly disruptive technologies enabling design and manufacturing to intersect with the building blocks of life. Computers can now read and write with DNA. This is a world where bacteria, yeast, fungi, algae and mammalian cells grow and shape sustainable new materials.
Organized by Suzanne Lee and Biocouture.


Visualized Conference - Mitchell Joachim


ACSA Expanse Conference w/ Mitchell Joachim


Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Co-chairs: Winka Dubbeldam, UPenn + Nader Tehrani, MIT
Mitchell Joachim NYU, Terreform ONE
Robert Gerard Pietrusko Harvard
Rodolphe el-Khoury U. of Miami
David Benjamin Columbia U.
Peter Testa SCI-Arc
Skylar Tibbits MIT
Anna Dyson RPI
Simon Kim PennDesign
Evan Douglis RPI


Lecture at Frank Lloyd Wright's Monona Terrace w/ Mitchell Joachim

"The Next Big Shift: Urbanism Redefined," Presented by Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE at Monona Terrace, Madison, WI. 

MSN News - Sustainable cities of the future w/ Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim

MSN news: Mitchell Joachim is one of the world's leading innovators in ecological design and architecture. Through his firm Terreform ONE he invents a variety of sustainable proposals that fit in with the natural world rather than fighting against it, and one of the studio's most well-known projects is the Fab Tree Hab, shown here.


Sustainable Energy & Design Conerence, Bronx Community College with Mitchell Joachim

Center for Sustainable Energy, Bronx NY

AIA - Emergency! Design for Stressed Futures Jury Competition with Mitchell Joachim

In the year 2050, the environment fractures. Teams choose one of three scenarios and compete or collaborate for survival; an island site threatened by rising waters, an unstable hillside outside a dysfunctional city, or an escape pod from Earth. Make survival worth living through design. The scenarios are intended to provoke and excite teams to innovative and collaborative thinking - prepare for a fun and energizing day.

Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, Terreform ONE
Michael Berning, PE CEM LEED AP BD+C
Beth Blostein, RA
David Brehm, AIA LEED BD+C 



Dwell on Design w/ Mitchell Joachim

Matthew Hoffman and Francesca Giuliani, founders of Blank Space, share from their book “Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells A Story” an unexpected, captivating anthology of “architectural fairy tales” written and illustrated by designers from all over the world. Contributors Eva Franch i Gilabert and Mitchell Joachim join the discussion, led by Dwell editor Kelsey Keith.

Grimshaw's The Future of Design w/ Mitchell Joachim

Join Grimshaw's New York office for The Future of Design: Agency, Opportunity, Change, a panel discussion about the social and environmental challenges we face and our role in shaping the future.

William Horgan, Partner, Grimshaw

David Turnbull
Director of ATOPIA and founder of ATOPIA_RESEARCH
Professor of Architecture at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union.

Andrew Revkin
Andrew Revkin is the senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University's Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and writes the award-winning Dot Earth blog for the Opinion section of The New York Times.

Anne Guiney
Director of Research, Van Alen Institute, writer, editor and project developer. Prior to this she led the Institute for Urban Design, a multi-disciplinary think tank of urbanists.

Mitchell Joachim
Mitchell Joachim PhD, Assoc. AIA, is a leader in ecological design, architecture and urbanism. He is a founding Co-President of Terreform ONE in 2006 and Associate Professor at New York University.

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Sustainable Building Summit: US Green Building Council - Keynote Mitchell Joachim

US Green Building Council - Utah Chapter


New book: Building from Waste essay by Mitchell Joachim

Hebel, Dirk E. / Wisniewska, Marta H. / Heisel, Felix (eds.), Building from Waste Recovered Materials in Architecture and Construction, "City and Refuse: Self-reliant Systems and Urban Terrains", Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE, BIRKHÄUSER, p. 20-25, 164-5.

In a number of essays, the US innovator in ecological design, Mitchell Joachim, Berlin-based urban designer, Jörg Stollmann, and Sascha Peters, the author of the bestselling Material Revolution 1 and 2, provide specific insights in planning and design for a zero waste future.


New book: The Idea of the Avant Garde – And What It Means Today essay by Mitchell Joachim

Marc James Léger, The Idea of the Avant Garde - And What It Means Today, Manchester University Press, 2104. Mitchell Joachim Hackerspace in Synthetic Biological Design.


UAE Smart Living City Dubai, Mitchell Joachim Terreform ONE

UAE, Smart Living City Dubai 2014, the inaugural edition of the biannual event that focuses on highly successful local and international Smart startups, will take place at Jumeirah Emirates Tower, Dubai. To be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the event is organized by TASWEEK and Inside Investor.


Car and Driver/ Chrysler, New American Success Stories features Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim

Dr. Mitchell Joachim, founder of Brooklyn-based Terreform ONE, talks success and sustainability.
“I’m passionate about the power design has to create change,” he says. Throughout his career, Dr. Joachim—a trained architect with degrees from MIT, Harvard, and Columbia—has explored progressive solutions to global sustainability issues.
In 2006, he co-founded Terreform ONE (which stands for Open Network Ecology), a Brooklyn-based non-profit think-tank dedicated to boundary-breaking ideas of how humans can live, work, and get around in better harmony with our planet. Joachim and Terreform ONE have been widely lauded for their work in the realms of sustainable habitat—including Fab Tree Hab, a housing concept that creates dwellings out of living trees—and for pioneering a new profession they have dubbed “Urbaneering,” which will reinvent the concept of urban planning.
Special Thanks: Joe Bargmann, Danielle Mann, Crystal Meers, Kiki McGowan, Collin M. Palmer, Hearst Magazines and Chrysler.


New book - The Language of Architecture featuring Terreform ONE

Andrea Simitch and Val Warke, The Language of Architecture: 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know, Terreform ONE, Rapid Re(f)use, Rockport Publishers, p.63.


New book - Low Carbon Cities: Transforming Urban Systems with Mitchell Joachim

Mitchell Joachim, "Future ecological design as urbaneering: new positions on city-making without scale," in Low Carbon Cities: Transforming Urban Systems, Steffen Lehmann (ed). Routledge, 2014.


The Guardian Sustainable Business: Tiny houses, micro-apartments and future urban homes with Terreform ONE

Are tiny houses and micro-apartments the future of urban homes? by Rachael Post

Mitchell Joachim, a New York University associate professor and co-founder of Terreform ONE, aims to create a wholly new concept for micro-dwelling by rethinking the interaction of ecology, botany and design. This version of the childhood dream hideaway is not a house in a tree, however; instead, it’s a house made of living trees. Among Terreform ONE’s recent designs are tree spheres called Willow Balls. They are living treehouses just 8 feet (2.43 meters) in diameter. Joachim considers them semi-permanent, and says they can be used as seasonal spaces like gazebos or other outdoor recreational spaces. They’re made by growing ficus trees over a scaffolding frame similar to what gardeners do when they use pliable living plants to create archways. Once the fast-growing ficus trees cover the sphere, the scaffolding can be removed and re-used with another set of plants.
While the living-plants portion of the sphere is natural, Terreform One will manufacture the scaffoldings in Brooklyn out of wood or metal. Terreform One is currently taking orders for the scaffoldings – priced at $8,000 – and expects to put them on sale in early 2015.
The goal is to “nudge nature in its place into a geometric shape that is usable by people”, Joachim said. The design challenges the traditional idea of forestry because instead of growing trees, chopping them down and milling them into lumber to build houses, the trees transform into a house as they grow.
Acknowledging that shipping an 8 ft tree sphere through the mail is not energy-efficient, the design group is working on ways to mitigate this – perhaps by growing the sphere in place to lower the dwelling’s carbon footprint.


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

David Rowan (Ed.), "Future retro," Mitchell Joachim, "Promised Jet Packs," Wired, p.112.


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