Exploring the Rebuild by Design proposals, along with new
work from Terreform ONE, opens a window that suggests how Boston could arrive at a safer tomorrow. Design for Resilience, Boston
Architectural College (BAC), McCormick Gallery, MA.
Terreform ONE projects: Governors Hook, Resilient Water Infrastructure, and Urbaneering.
Christian Salazar, "Brooklyn Tech Triangle is center of booming New York industry," AM New York, Nov. 17, pp. 4-5. Amanda O’Keefe, Architect Designer and Kristopher Menos, Research Fellow, Terreform ONE.
Maria Aiolova lectures at ONE Architecture Week in Bulgaria: THE POSSIBLE IMPOSSIBLE.
Effects are causes. Means are ends. Capital creates labour, information – events, works – art. End points are points of departure. The utopias of the past now simulate themselves. Their realisation was also their end. Their attractive power used to derive from their inherent sense of doom and impossibility. Today, there are no utopias because everything is possible.
Vivian Kuan is the Executive Director for Terreform ONE. She was a Launch Director at the internet incubator, idealab! and later directed the online strategy and ecommerce business units for the Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. and for The L’Oreal Group Inc. Before that, Vivian worked as an architect in Taiwan, Hong Kong, as well as in New York City for Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. She earned an MBA/MA at the Wharton School/Lauder program, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.Arch. from Cornell University.
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. see: Are tiny houses and micro-apartments the future of urban homes? by Rachael Post
Sustainability is a good thing. But is it good enough? Join the co-founders of the Brooklyn-based design studio Terreform ONE at the intersection of design, engineering, and synthetic biology for a journey beyond sustainability. Glimpse the future of energy, transportation, infrastructure, waste treatment, food, and water as they explore the socio-ecological possibilities of New York City and solutions for urban environments like it around the world. http://www.aspenideas.org/schedule/fest1/6-28-2014
The following proposal, by the architects and futurists at Terreform ONE, was submitted for our May cover feature, in which we asked designers to envision new models of multigenerational housing.IMAGE: Nicholas Gervasi
"Multigen" will enable generations to
live together, but still preserve options to move away for any length of
time. Not only will extended families be able to live together "under
one roof," they will also have the option of combining their living
units with those of, say, their grandparents, parents, or children.
These can, in turn, be integrated into greater settlement patterns, including cities, suburbs, and rural areas.
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.
New Civil Society: 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
Nurhan Goktur, Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolova at the A+ Award Ceremony.
Our project; BIO CITY WORLD MAP OF 11
BILLION is the A+ Award Popular Choice Winner in the Plus Categories |
Architecture + Communication.
is an unparalleled honor. With entries from over 100 countries, this
work truly represents the best of architecture worldwide. The Architizer
A+ Popular Choice Winner is selected by the online voting public after a
three week long campaign.
you know that by 2050, 7 out of every 10 people will live in a large
city? Check out how BBC.com proposes we work today to transform our
cities for a better tomorrow. The Building Tomorrow exhibit will take place at Openhouse Gallery’s 168 Bowery in April!
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Openhouse Gallery’s 168 Bowery
Openhouse Gallery’s 168 Bowery
BBC Future Building Tomorrow Exhibit in New York Thur. April 3rd, 6pm, at Openhouse Gallery 168 Bowery, New York, NY. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org