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The Block Research Group (BRG) at the Institute of Technology in Architecture at ETH Zürich 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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Keynote Prof. Block and Dr. Popescu at Swiss Textiles Innovation Day 2019

Keynote Prof. Block and Dr. Popescu at Swiss Textiles Innovation Day 2019

15.08.2019

On Aug 24, Prof. Block and Dr. Popescu will give the closing keynote at the Swiss Textiles Innovation Day, organised at Empa NEST.

10 Years BRG at ETH Zurich !!!

10 Years BRG at ETH Zurich !!!

02.08.2019

August 2, 2009, was the first day at ETH Zurich for Prof. Block. Check out these first 10 years of BRG in 20 seconds!

KnitCandela shortlisted for Structural Awards 2019

KnitCandela shortlisted for Structural Awards 2019

01.08.2019

Very proud that KnitCandela has been shortlisted for the Structural Awards 2019 in the category 'Small Projects (of under £3 million)'. Nice judges' comments too!

Dr. Mariana Popescu MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35

Dr. Mariana Popescu MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35

31.07.2019

We are very proud that Dr. Mariana Popescu has been named to MIT Technology Review’s prestigious annual list of Innovators Under 35 as a Pioneer, recognised as exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world.

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