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The Block Research Group (BRG) at the Institute of Technology in Architecture at ETH Zurich is led by Prof. Dr. Philippe Block and Dr. Tom Van Mele. Research at the BRG focuses on several core areas, including analysis of masonry structures, graphical analysis and design methods, computational form finding and structural design, discrete element assemblies, and fabrication and construction technologies....

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Dr. Masoud Akbarzadeh Assistant Professor at PennDesign

Dr. Masoud Akbarzadeh Assistant Professor at PennDesign

01.08.2016

After successfully defending his PhD thesis on 3D polyhedral reciprocal diagrams, Dr. Akbarzadeh moves to Philadelphia to become Assistant Professor of Architecture at PennDesign. Congratulations, Masoud!

Lecture Prof. Block at The Engineering Club London

Lecture Prof. Block at The Engineering Club London

15.06.2016

Invited at The Engineering Club, Prof. Block will present the BRG's research and projects, including the design and engineering of the Armadillo Vault, the unique cut-stone vault now on display at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Join on Thursday June 23, 18:30 at The Building Centre in London. 

PhD defence Masoud Akbarzadeh

PhD defence Masoud Akbarzadeh

28.05.2016

Join us for the PhD defence of Masoud Akbarzadeh! He will present his doctoral dissertation, titled "Three-dimensional Graphic Statics using Form and Force Polyhedra", on Monday June 06 at 15:00 in HIL E 71. Co-supervisor is Bill Baker, senior structural partner at SOM.

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