Nonlinear Systems Biology and Design: Surface Design

Jul 13, 2009

The intent of this project is to jointly investigate fundamental processes in living systems, their potential application in the novel design of responsive surfaces and spatial structures, and their applicability in cell biological research. Through the investigation of organotypic biological systems designed to recapitulate breast tissue homeostasis and changes associated with the development of cancer, parallel models work to unfold the parametric logic of these biological and responsive membrane and scaffold structures, potentially revealing their deep interior logics. At the design level, the result is an abstract surface architecture capable of responding dynamically to both environmental context, and to deeper interior programmed and non-programmed systems.

Jenny E. Sabin, M.Arch. (University of Pennsylvania)
Peter Lloyd Jones, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania)
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The American Institute of Architects

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