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ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Dr. Mitchell Joachim [jo-ak-um], is a Co-Founder of Terreform ONE . He is an Associate Professor at New York University (NYU ) and The European Graduate School (EGS ) in Switzerland. He was formerly an architect at Gehry Partners, and Pei Cobb Freed. He is a TED Senior Fellow and has been awarded fellowships with Moshe Safdie and the Martin Society for Sustainability at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT ). He was chosen by Wired magazine for “The Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To”. Rolling Stone magazine honored Joachim in “The 100 People Who Are Changing America”. Mitchell won many awards, including AIA New York Urban Design Merit Award, Victor Papanek Social Design Award, Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity, History Channel Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and Time Magazine Best Invention with MIT Smart Cities Car. Dwell magazine featured him as “The NOW 99” in 2012. He earned a Ph. D. at MIT , MAUD at Harvard University, and M.Arch. at Columbia University.

Jörg Stollmann is an architect and urban researcher based in Zurich and Berlin. He is co-founder of urbaninform. Stollmann graduated from the Berlin University of the Arts and Princeton University. He works in various collaborations, for example with the artist Ines Schaber, and was principal of INSTANT Architects with Dirk E. Hebel. He taught at the Berlin University of the Arts, the Technische Universität Berlin, and ETH Zurich. At ETH , he taught the MAS Program in Landscape Architecture and was Director of Studies of the MAS Program in Urban Design. He was part of the curatorial team of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2009 for the section Squat. The Informal City under Construction.

Dr. Sascha Peters is the founder and owner of HAUTE INNOVATION – Material and Technology in Berlin, Germany. In the context of the services offered by his company, he focuses on accelerating innovation processes and turning technological developments in materials into marketable products. Along with leading technology companies such as BMW , Ottobock, Audi, and Evonik, his clients also include public institutions such as the Hessen Ministry of Economics, Technologiestiftung Berlin, and the European Commission. Peters has authored numerous specialist publications. He lectures throughout Europe and runs workshops on innovative materials, sustainable materials, and energy technologies. In recent years he has held teaching positions at several German universities, focusing on the subjects of material technologies, sustainable production, and construction.

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Building from waste  

This book provides a conceptual and practical look into materials and products which use waste as a renewable resource for architectural, in...

Building from waste  

This book provides a conceptual and practical look into materials and products which use waste as a renewable resource for architectural, in...

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