Jenny Sabin represents an uncategorized, emerging architect type. For non-designers looking at her work, the link between architecture and what she is actually researching is not very apparent. Below is the description for her experimental research project, “Branching Metaphorphogenesis.”
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. The time lapses manifest as five vertical, interconnected layers made from over 75,000 cable zip ties.
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I find this work absolutely fascinating, even as part of me is equally frustrated by the amorphous boundaries of my profession.