Issue 05 (Fall 2012): Living Architecture

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Table of contents:

  • Similarities between neurons and fiber optics / Sullivan, Brittany
  • Tinkering with the blueprints of cells and Notre-Dame / Ryan-Small, Josie
  • Strength comes from numbers for zippers and cadherin / Pope, Hans
  • Similarities between chlorophyll and solar panels / Colon, Sergio
  • Structural similarities between grana in chloroplasts and the Galaxy SOHO Complex in Beijing, China / Collins, Sarah
  • Similarities between intermediate filaments and a rope course / Belanger, KarryAnne
  • Microtubules in cilia and flagella and the Burj Khalifa: balancing tension and compression / Askew, Adam
  • Efficiency in communication: the nervous system and the Pony Express / Donaldson, Ava
  • Similarities in architecture between the Eiffel Tower and actin filaments with their accompanying binding proteins / Das, Steve
  • Chloroplasts and solar panels are constructed from simple repeating parts to form complex structures / Dampier, Margaret
  • Geodesic domes and the spectrin lattice / Crump, Emily
  • Cytoskeletal structures in epithelium and the Millennium Bridge balance the forces of tension and compression / Gillis, Lindsey
  • Redundancy in biological and architectural systems / Golden, Jeremy
  • Lack of supporting structures result in spheres / Jenkins, Nicole
  • ATP synthase, water turbines, and the transport of potential energy / Kopeski, Janine
  • Cytoplasm of a cell and the courtyard of a Siheyuan / Lin, I-Wen
  • Redundancy in collagen fibers and free spirit spheres / McCloskey, Cailin
  • Cars and kinesin / Nygren, Caitlin
  • Comparison of plant cell wall to buildings engineered to survive earthquakes / Phelan, Kait
  • Strength and flexibility of the plasma membrane compared to chainmail armor / Yoder, Lucas
  • Chinese handmade shoe soles and tight junctions / Wang, Keyu


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