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Whole Ecology Design
An Edible Prefab Home for Humanity
Principles:
This home concept is intended to replace the outdated design solutions at Habitat for Humanity.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.  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.

1.  Composed with 100% living nutrients.
2.  Make effective contributions to the ecosystem.
3.  Accountable removal of  human impacts.
4.  Involve arboreal farming & production.
5.  Subsume technology within terrestrial environs.
6.  Circulate water & metabolic flows symbiotically.
7.  Consider the life cycle, from use to disposal.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Team H.E.D. [Human Ecology Design]
Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D.
Lara Greden, Ph.D.
Javier Arbona, M.S.

MOVIE:
FAB QuickTime 1.4MB
YouTube: Fab Tree Hab Video
Discovery NEWS:
Houses Woven Out
of Trees Proposed
By Tracy Staedter
Scholastic NEWS:
Living in the Trees
By Gail Hennessey
Technology Review:
Home & Garden
By Tracy Staedter
The Boston Globe:
MIT plants seeds of a
new kind of house
By Carolyn Johnson
Popular Science:
Grow your second
home
By Gregory Mone
NEWS on Fab Tree Hab
Harvard University Center for the Environment
Speaker: Mitchell Joachim, GSD Green Design
Sundance Channel: the Green, Big Ideas For
A Small Planet episode; Build -Fab Tree Hab.
Newsweek:
Terreform: Building
Houses Out of Living
Trees
By Linda Stern
Copyright (c) 1997- 2008 Mitchell Joachim
GNU Free Documentation License.
The Fab Tree Hab, appears in film as part of Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling at
the Museum of Modern Art, NY.
Jul. 20th  - Oct. 20th, 2008.
Mitchell Joachim and collaborators with Terreform 1 (Melanie Fessel, Graham Murdoch, and
Edward Ward) have added new models and animation footage for this exhibition. The project  
was initially conceived at MIT's School of Architecture by Mitchell Joachim, Lara Greden, and
Javier Arbona.
For more info about the Home Delivery exhibition please see here.
or contact: Meg Blackburn at 212-708-9757|meg_blackburn@moma.org.
Special Thanks: Joey Forsyte of Velocity Filmworks, Peter Christensen, and Barry Bergdoll.
HGTV: Extreme Living
Episode - Terrific Tree
House.
one lab
FAB TREE HAB
  Local Biota Living Graft Structure
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