Mitchell Joachim the multi-talented architect/designer and co-founder of Terreform, a non-profit sustainable architectural design organization, discusses architecture, sustainability, treehouses, and how Terreform's work encompasses all three of these topics. (This video has more info than the new post on TED.)
Mitchell Joachim is currently 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. He has a Ph.D from MIT, M.AUD from Harvard and a M.Arch from Columbia.
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."
For 'lots more' details on Mitchell Joachim's ideas and Terreform see www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHd6dzMTFgI first, Rachel Armstrong talks on "Living materials for the built environment" then at 37:40 Mitchell Joachim talks about his work at Terreform. Posted in Nov, 2010.