為達上述研究目的，首先我們進行棘皮生物（以海星為例）之生理構造和運動狀態的仿生研究，經由相關文獻回顧與案例研究建構理論基礎，並透過下列步驟進行了解，包括 (1)聚合之樣式性 Pattern：以幾何單體的向度與轉折發展將棘皮仿生的分散式構造加以轉化。(2)聚合之幾何性 Geometry：分散式單體之幾何關係與動態角度設定與發展。(3)聚合之傳動性 Transmission：分散式單體與鄰近單體間的力傳遞性與動態機構所使用的傳動連結系統。(4)聚合之組合性Combination：樣式、排列、向度、轉折、角度設定對於原型的組合性影響。(5)透過前述之研究進而發展聚合動態機構原型，並透過設計實驗討論其可能的應用。
In the past, the word "architecture" gave the impression of being static and immovable. Through the changes of the ages and with the improvement in construction technology, the appearance of bionic ideas, dynamic architecture, and information technology has started to change the past spatial relationships, and many new concepts and imagination have arisen in the field of architectural designs. This research will investigate echinoderm, which has a naturally transformed modular structure. By understanding the physiological structure, movements, geometry, angles and such and by integrating physical computing and digital fabrication, we will propose a prototype of dynamic structure with the distributive aggregation.
To accomplish the aim of this research, we first conducted a bionic study on the physiological structure and movements of echinoderm (e.g., starfish) and reviewed related literatures and study design cases to create a theoretical foundation through the following steps. (1) Patterns of aggregation: using the dimensions, transition, and development of geometric units to convert echinoderm''s deformed structure. (2) Geometry of aggregation: setting and development of dynamic angles and the geometric relationships of separate units. (3) Transmission of aggregation: the mechanical transmission between separate units and neighboring units as well as the linking mechanisms required for a dynamic structure. (4) Combination of aggregation: the combined impact of style, arrangement, dimension, joints, and angles on the model. (5) Finally, we will develop a prototype with an
aggregative dynamic structure and discuss the possible applications through design experiments.
This research applied a design process that combines bionics, information technology, fabrication, and construction in order to build a prototype with dynamic structure space, transformed dynamic tectonics, and real-time information interaction. Moreover, the prototype has dynamic spatial qualities such as bearing resistance, variability, envelopment, flexibility, and mobility. It is a super dynamic surface with linear joint on a flat surface and crease on the reverse, and it is changeable at a modular or at a whole level. The research provides insights into the possibilities in architectural innovations and creations at many levels such as soft construction, spatial enclosure, interactive information, and forms of the external environment. Further discussions and findings of this research are illustrated in the paper.