|Whole Ecology Design
An Edible Prefab Home for Humanity
This home concept is intended to replace the outdated design solutions at Habitat for Humanity.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
Living in the Trees
By Gail Hennessey
Home & Garden
By Tracy Staedter
|The Boston Globe:
MIT plants seeds of a new kind of house
By Carolyn Johnson
Grow your second home
By Gregory Mone
|NEWS on Fab Tree Hab|
|Sundance Channel: the Green, Big Ideas For A Small Planet episode; Build -Fab Tree Hab.|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Thanks: Joey Forsyte of Velocity Filmworks, Peter Christensen, and Barry Bergdoll.
|HGTV: Extreme Living
Episode - Terrific Tree House.
| FAB TREE HAB
Local Biota Living Graft Structure