The National Centre in Competence in Research (NCCR) in Digital Fabrication has been kicked off. We have selected three new PhD students, Long Nguyen, Ursula Frick and Cristián Calvo Barentin, who will be developing new copmutational methods, constructional logics and robotical fabrication strategies, respectively, for innovative building processes.
The book "Shell Structures for Architecutre: Form Finding and Optimization", published by Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group, with next to Prof. Block and Diederik Veenendaal of the BLOCK Research Group, Sigrid Adriaenssens and Chris Williams as co-editors, is now available in the UK as hardback, paperback or e-book, but also as iBook.
The BLOCK Research Group is happy to welcome Dave Pigram, design faculty at the Department of Architecture at UT Sydney and partner of the office supermanoeuvre, as visiting faculty until January 2015.
Matthias Rippmann and Masoud Akbarzadeh are organizing, together with Oliver Gericke, from July 14-18 a design-build workshop on Funicular Funnel Shells at the Institute of Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.