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.