Terreform ONE

Terreform ONE

Brooklyn, NY


Home Alive

A home made from grafted living woody plants and old growth trees. Our dwelling is composed with novel ELMs - Engineered Living Materials. Here traditional anthropocentric doctrines are overturned and human life is subsumed within the terrestrial environs. Home, in this sense, becomes indistinct and fits itself symbiotically into the surrounding ecosystem.

This home concept is intended to replace the outdated design solutions at Habitat for Humanity.  We propose a method to grow homes from native trees/ woody plants. A living structure is grafted into shape with prefabricated Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) reusable scaffolds. Therefore, we enable dwellings to be fully integrated into an ecological community.

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Status: Under Construction
Location: New York
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Terreform ONE: Mitchell Joachim, Vivian Kuan, Nina Anker, Sky Achitoff, Mamoun Nukumanu, Iyad Abou Gaida, Connor Lambrecht, Nicholas Gervasi, Vivian Jiang, Robin Stiefel, Lisa Wood Richardson.