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    VIDEO: Mitchell Joachim on living treehouses

    By inhabitat
    Nov 21, '07 3:48 PM EST




    I just published this article over on Inhabitat recently, and thought I would re-post it here, since Mitchell Joachim is currently teaching at Columbia's GSAPP.

    Anyone who knows me knows I'm a big fan of treehouses and am enamored with eco-architect Mitchell Joachim's visionary ideas about how to grow living treehouses from ficus molded around frame structures.

    Joachim spoke this past summer at the Postopolis event in NYC, and I recorded video of his presentation. I have finally got around to editing the hour long presentation down to some digestible clips, and here is the first one. Joachim is a brilliant architect and a fascinating speaker, so if you have any interest in living treehouses (and we know you do), check out the video above.

    Terreform, Terreform, Michael Sorkin, Mitchell Joachim, Postopolis, Future-forward green design, green architecture, living tree house, growing treehouse, living architecture, fab tree hab, Omni Bub, shoe car, sheep car, sustainable design

    And if you enjoy this 5-minute video and want to see more, check out the full-length video of Terreform's many cool projects.

    + Terreform Video (45 Minutes)

    + Terreform

    + Terreform's Living Treehouse: Fab Tree Hab


    + Terreform's Soft Car

    Terreform, TeREForm, Michael Sorkin, Mitchell Joachim, Postopolis, Future-forward green design, green architecture, living tree house, growing treehouse, living architecture, fab tree hab, sustainable design

    Terreform, TeREForm, Michael Sorkin, Mitchell Joachim, Postopolis, Future-forward green design, green architecture, living tree house, growing treehouse, living architecture, fab tree hab, sustainable design


     
    • 4 Comments

    • aml

      are there plans to build a prototype? i've looked at this project before, and i understand it's not buildable right now, but it seems to me they could plant some trees and start 'shaping' them even if they don't get to implement it fully as a house, just to show it can be done. or maybe there's one growing somewhere in brooklyn already?

      Nov 22, 07 11:04 am
      aml

      [hmmm why is my comment bolded? i didn't do that!]

      Nov 22, 07 11:04 am
      inhabitat

      hmmmm - is every comment bolded?

      Nov 22, 07 11:49 am
      inhabitat

      looks like every comment is bolded - that must be some accidental extra bold html tag leftover in the post..... Sorry!

      Nov 22, 07 11:50 am

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