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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Branching Morphogenesis by LabStudio

 
May 23rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LabStudio

Branching Morphogenesis explores fundamental processes in living systems and their potential application in architecture. The project investigates part-to-whole relationships revealed during the generation of branched structures formed in real-time by interacting lung endothelial cells placed within a 3D matrix environment. The installation materializes five slices in time that capture the force network exerted by interacting vascular cells upon their matrix environment.

“Special Issue: 2009 International Science and Visualization Challenge.” Science Magazine, Vol. 327, No. 5968, Feb. 19, 2010.

  • Design: LabStudio
  • Project: Branching Morphogenesis
  • Credits: Jenny E. Sabin & Andrew Lucia
  • Collaboration: Peter Lloyd Jones and LabStudio, Simulations with Christopher Lee
  • Assembly Team: Dwight Engel, Matthew Lake, Austin McInerny, Marta Moran, Misako Murata, Jones Lab members
  • Software used: Processing  for simulations and Rhinoceros  for the modeling and construction documents.

Cell Network

The time lapses manifest as five vertical, interconnected layers made from over 75,000 cable zip ties. Gallery visitors are invited to walk around and in-between the layers, and immerse themselves within an organic and newly created “datascape” fusing dynamic cellular change with the body and human occupation, all through the constraints of a ready-made.

Branching Morphogenesis

Branching Morphogenesis

Branching Morphogenesis

Zip Tie

Rules Cells Deformation

Time Stack

Construction Diagram

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