Systems in Nature - An emergent study

Brief: The studio focused on finding emergent patterns in nature and translating those into geometries. The chosen pattern was the mapping of the mechanism used by the Venus flytrap plant to catch its food. The initial study was carried out by Jill Deliwala to which Anuj Modi and Aneri Shah added to the designing and fabrication methods while building an installation for the same. The final output of the studio was an interactive installation.

Team members: Anuj Modi, Aneri Shah, Jill Deliwala

Mentor: Mr. Atrey Chhaya

Venus FlyTrap

The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant. When the trap is in an open state the Inner Epidermis has more water than the outer epidermis, which gives it its convex shape. This phenomenon is called differential turgidity. After a stimulus passes the leaf closes in order to trap the insect. The closing of the trap is accelerated by a membrane called the aquaporin. These aquaporins allow water to flow from one epidermis to the other. The leaves now become concave in shape., trapping the insect inside. The entire process occurs in 3 seconds 

Source: Wikipedia

The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant. When the trap is in an open state the Inner Epidermis has more water than the outer epidermis, which gives it its convex shape. 

The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant. When the trap is in an open state the Inner Epidermis has more water than the outer epidermis, which gives it its convex shape. 

The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant. When the trap is in an open state the Inner Epidermis has more water than the outer epidermis, which gives it its convex shape. 

The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant. When the trap is in an open state the Inner Epidermis has more water than the outer epidermis, which gives it its convex shape. 

The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant. When the trap is in an open state the Inner Epidermis has more water than the outer epidermis, which gives it its convex shape. 

The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant. When the trap is in an open state the Inner Epidermis has more water than the outer epidermis, which gives it its convex shape. 

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