Deployability is a project by LabStudio, that features a structure – a deployable system that combines two types of connections that allow for a locally responsive deployment. the first connection type – the scissor joint, has one degree of movement. The opposing top and bottom joints are connected by a strut which requires a simultaneous movement between every top and bottom connection. A structure built with purely scissor joints is limited to even deployment.
Deployable structure is understood through its surface packing and its part to part connections. These two readings of deployable structures are applied to two main points of connections with in an acini that effect surface conditions. First one is cell to stromal extracellular matrix (ECM) connection and second one is cell to cell adhesion.
During the morphogentic process in breast cell duct formation, in the words of the researchers from LabStudio, the extra-cellular matrix responds and reacts to various stimuli from the external and internal environments, continuously transforming the surface depending on site specific conditions. The internal cells are connected to the ECM and respond to these changes creating a continuous feedback loop. This response system is explored through abstracting the packing behavior and cell – cell relationships of two different cases 1. tenascin- C untreated breast cells 2. tenascin- C treated breast cells.
The surface of this unique structure is an adaptation of a triangular deployable surface by Ron Resch. That surface was the starting point due to the similar deployment pattern to the 2-d hexagonal deployable structure. The haxagonal geometry was chosen fro the underlying structure because of its symmetrical, circular deployment in the lateral direction.