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Apply now - Teaching Assistant for Structural Design

Apply now - Teaching Assistant for Structural Design

01.08.2015

The Chair of Architecture and Structure is looking for a teaching assistant for Structural Design I-IV. Please find all details about the position and application requirements here.  

Lecture by Dr. Caitlin Mueller

Lecture by Dr. Caitlin Mueller

02.07.2015

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Caitlin Mueller, Assistant Professor, Building Technology Program, Department of Architecture, MIT, and co-director, Structural Design Lab at MIT. Her talk on “Digital Structures at MIT: Digitally Designing and Making Innovative Structures" will be on Thursday, July 2, 2015, 11:00-12:00 in the NCCR DFAB Pavilion, HIP CO 11.1. More information here.

Waste shell for IDEAS CITY: NY

Waste shell for IDEAS CITY: NY

15.05.2015

Using waste products as construction materials, the Chair of Dirk Hebel and the BRG will build a pavilion in New York City's First Street Garden as part of the New Museum's IDEAS CITY festival, May 28 - 30th, 2015. Read more.

all publicationsSelected Publications

Akbarzadeh M., Van Mele T. and Block P.On the Equilibrium of Funicular Polyhedral Frames and Convex Polyhedral Force Diagrams,Computer-Aided Design,63: 118-128,2015.
Van Mele T. and Block P.Algebraic Graph Statics,Computer-Aided Design,53: 104-116,2014.
Adriaenssens, S., Block, P., Veenendaal, D. and Williams, C. (editors)Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization,Taylor & Francis - Routledge,London,2014 (April).
Block P. and Lachauer L.Three-dimensional Funicular Analysis of Masonry Vaults,Mechanics Research Communications,56: 53-60,2014.
Panozzo D., Block P. and Sorkine-Hornung O.Designing Unreinforced Masonry Models,ACM Transactions on Graphics - SIGGRAPH 2013,32(4): 91:1-91:12,2013 (July).
Rippmann M. and Block P.Rethinking Structural Masonry: Unreinforced, Stone-cut Shells,Proceedings of the ICE - Construction Materials,166(6): 378-389,2013.
Veenendaal D. and Block P.An overview and comparison of structural form finding methods for general networks,International Journal of Solids and Structures,49(26): 3741-3753,2012.
Van Mele T., Lachauer L., Rippmann M. and Block P.Geometry-based Understanding of Structures,Journal of the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures,53(4): 285-295,2012.
Davis L., Rippmann M., Pawlofsky T. and Block P.Innovative Funicular Tile Vaulting: A prototype in Switzerland,The Structural Engineer,90(11): 46-56,2012 (November).
Rippmann M., Lachauer L. and Block P.Interactive Vault Design,International Journal of Space Structures,27(4): 219-230,2012 (December).
Van Mele T. and Block P.Novel Form Finding Method for Fabric Formwork for Concrete Shells,Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures,52(4): 217-224,2011.
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