Deformable structure studies from students in 1970:
I chose to work with the first project type to investigate structural members meeting at pivoting joints. This allows us the potential to start working with flat planes (on which plants may germinate) and then have it fold into a variety of forms and non-planar surfaces.
I started with a 9-square-grid and immediately found a large number of possible open and closed forms.
After finding these possibilities, I proceeded with a more thorough investigation.
BUT – how do we apply plants to a stretching/folding membrane. One solution could be to attach substrates at points. For instance, if the plants are growing off felt, separate pieces of this felt can be applied to the membrane and the stretching or creasing can occur between them.