Who says homes need to be built out of bricks and mortar? Or that blimps can't be used for public transport? Architect Mitchell Joachim shares his remarkable concepts for creating earth-friendly next-gen urban human habitats.Continue reading
Why you should listen
Mitchell Joachim is a leader in ecological design and urbanism. He is a co-founder of Terreform ONE and Terrefuge, and is on the faculty at Columbia University and Parsons. Formerly he was an architect at Gehry Partners and Pei Cobb Freed, and he has been awarded the Moshe Safdie Research Fellowship.
Joachim won the History Channel and Infiniti Design Excellence Award for the City of the Future, and Time Magazine's "Best Invention of the Year 2007" for his Compacted Car with MIT's Smart Cities. His project, Fab Tree Hab, has been exhibited at MoMA and widely published. He was chosen by Wired for "The 2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To."
What others say
“The ideas that we proffer are based on off-the-shelf existing technologies. We just change the solution-bases and do things that aren't necessarily as obvious. We don't have a problem with thinking about science fiction -- in fact we actually embrace it.” — Mitchell Joachim
Mitchell Joachim’s TED talk
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Super Cells is the new TED Book by Nina Tandon and Mitchell Joachim, who take us on an eye-popping tour of the tantalizing array of inventions already being created with nature’s elemental building block, the cell. They argue that we’re entering a new technological revolution, one in which we can create smarter technologies by making […]Continue reading