MISSION

INTENTION: Terreform ONE [Open Network Ecology] is a nonprofit architecture and urban design research-based consulting group. We endeavour to combat the extinction of all planetary species through pioneering acts of design. Our projects aim to illuminate the environmental possibilities of habitats, cities and landscapes across the globe.

OPERATION: We operate as an interdisciplinary lab of specialists advancing the practice of socio-ecological design. The group cultivates resilience through innovations in building, transportation, infrastructure, water, food, waste treatment, air quality, and energy.

APPROACH: Our collaborative process includes speculating about the ways in which emerging technologies will impact future urban generations and local biodiversity. As an organization we strive to develop inclusive spaces and systems that manifest environmental and social justice for all beings.

 
 
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HISTORY

All divisions and TERRE-formative operations were founded by Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolova in 2006. After having completed his PhD at MIT and achieving emeritus status from a series of luminary architectural offices (I.M. Pei, Frank Gehry, Moshe Safdie), Mitchell founded the group with Maria, a fellow graduate from Harvard. Our unique name was derived from the combination of the words: "terre" (earth, soil) and "reform" (rebuild, reconstruct, recreate). The original use of the term "terraform" in planetary engineering was a process of transforming the atmosphere to create a more habitable living environment. Instead of a contrived copy of the earth elsewhere, as the definition of "terraform" commonly implies, we seek to reform the earth in place. Our intention is to repair the atmosphere of our world by fostering designs that reform the current pollution causing global trends.

 
 
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PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

 
 
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