||Pluripotent Structures: An Exploration into Digital Design & Fabrication by Bio Mimicry
||Dutt, Florina; Das, Subhajit
||This project is an exploration into the design & fabrication process of a canopy structure derived from the notion of pluripotency. The term is widely used in the context of stem cells in biological science where pluripotency is referred to the potential of a stem cell to develop into more than one type of mature cell, depending on environment. These can be re-interpreted architecturally as, the quality of design components or elements to be radically transformed into one or more different kinds of components, keeping the general structural integrity of the design unchanged (Kolatan, 2009). Consequently, the pluripotent canopy design is a 3 dimensional double curved surface , having smart pluripotent components populated over its domain, which parametrically has the potential to be transformed to more than one different kinds of elements, keeping the same parameters of construction for each component.
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||Stem Cell Concept; Pluripotency in Nature; Digital Prototyping; Voronoi Geometry
Dutt, Florina; Das, Subhajit (2012).
Pluripotent Structures: An Exploration into Digital Design & Fabrication by Bio Mimicry. SIGraDi 2012 [Proceedings of the 16th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Brasil - Fortaleza 13-16 November 2012, pp. 665-668,