Hochparterre, "The material battle" by Andres Herzog
"The LafargeHolcim Forum in Cairo discussed materials and ways to save architecture from climate collapse. The building rage in the Egyptian desert made it clear: there is no time for small steps."
"Breeding Houses: For Mitchell Joachim, the status quo is just a lack of imagination, a temporary phenomenon. Founder of the think tank Terreform One stands in the auditorium of the American University in Cairo and bombards the audience with crazy ideas. He weaves the roots of trees into houses, makes edible chairs grow and butterflies nest in facades. The professional provocateur calls the projects "unfeasibility studies", which he translates into futuristic forms and crisp images. Joachim does not solve any problems, he shows the limits of our imagination."