2.23.2017

Intelligent Infrastructure: Zipcars, Invisible Networks Urban Transformation

University of Virginia Press released "Intelligent Infrastructure: Zipcars, Invisible Networks Urban Transformation" by Therese Tierney with an essay and cover by Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE. 
This book argues that knowledge of both the visible and invisible components--information, energy, sustainability, transportation, housing, and social practices--are critical to understanding the urban environment. The dynamic and diverse cast of contributors includes Mitchell Schwarzer, Frederic Stout, Anthony Townsend, Carlo Ratti of the MIT SENSEable City Lab, Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE, and many other innovators who are changing the urban landscape.

ORDER HERE: http://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/4831

2.17.2017

XXL-XS: New Directions in Ecological Design by Mitchell Joachim and Michael Silver, ACTAR


Mitchell Joachim and Michael Silver. XXL-XS: New Directions in Ecological Design, ACTAR Publishers.

Architecture must not only be functionally green, but its formal, conceptual and physical properties also need to constitute a novel and integrated living material system, one that can flourish within the larger world around it. 

XXL-XS represents the emerging discipline of ecological design by assembling a wide range of innovators with diverse interests. Geo-engineering, synthetic biology, construction site co-robotics, low-energy fabrication, up-cycling waste, minimally invasive design, living materials, and molecular self-assembly are just a few of the important advances explored in the book. At one extreme are massive public works, at the other, micro to nano-sized interventions that can have equally profound impacts on our world. From terraforming to bio-manufacturing, a whole new generation of designers is proposing unique ways of confronting the difficult challenges ahead. In this way design becomes a totality of relationships that affects all disciplines, which can no-longer be thought of as self-contained fields, each handled separately by narrowly focused specialists. Globalization demands a restructuring of the profession, as we know it. This requires a new breed of generalists who can work across fields and engage research on multiple sites around the globe. Today we need planetary designers versed in the craft of integral design.

Our thesis is therefore both global and performative in scope. We need an architecture that is more than just a constellation of bio-picturesque images, digitally generated surface effects, and conventional materials. We seek a holistic architecture that uses the best techniques to connect directly with existing natural systems while creating a renewed ecology that can sustain itself well into the future. Along these lines, many of the projects featured in this book simply abandon the old tropes and construction processes of the past by creating numerous green alternatives that proliferate along unexpected pathways.

Foreword by Michelle Addington and contributions by Lateral Office, BIG, Rachel Armstrong, Clouds AO, Terreform ONE, Andrew Maynard, Magnus Larsson, Vincent Callebaut, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Melanie Fessel, Höweler + Yoon, B+U, Hugh Broughton, Bittertang, Pneumastudio, Pablo Garcia, Split Studio, Doug Jackson, Mark Neveu, Kokkugia, Future Cities Lab, Ferdinand Ludwig, François Roche, Studio KCA, Marcin Jakubowski, The Living, Chris Woebken, Zbigniew Oksiuta, ecoLogicStudio, Philip Beesley, Jenny E. Sabin, Phil Ross, Oliver Medvedik, Greg Lynn, Aurora Robson, Carlo Ratti, Rhett Russo, Ginger Dosier, Rust Belt Robotics, Evan Douglis, Markus Kayser, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr, Skylar Tibbits, Zuloark, Martina Decker, Peter Yeadon and Genspace.



SEE INSIDE:
https://issuu.com/actar/docs/xxl-xs

ORDER HERE:
https://www.amazon.com/XXL-XS-New-Directions-Ecological-Design/dp/1940291879

AIA Connection Interview w/ Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE


AIA YAF Connection 14.06  
Published on Dec 20, 2016  
The architecture and design journal of the Young Architects Forum
by
Phillip Anzalone, AIA
Jeff Pastva, AIA LEED AP 
Terreform ONE'S Cricket Shelter and Farm

https://issuu.com/youngarchitectsforum/docs/20161221_1406_edification_final/32

2.07.2017

Museum of Design Atlanta with Terreform ONE

MODA Food by Design: Sustaining the Future

A look at cutting-edge developments on how the farm of the future might operate. The exhibit also highlights ways in which worldwide food distribution could be made more equitable, and how we could design systems that encourage people to make healthier choices. 

http://www.museumofdesign.org/nowonview/