Armadillo vault shortlisted for Structural Awards 2017
The Block Research Group will give an intensive compas workshop from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 at ACADIA 2017, organised at MIT in Cambridge, MA, USA. Registration for workshops opens on Sep 1 - don't miss out on getting one of the spots!
Invited by Prof. Jonathan Massey and swissnex San Francisco, Prof. Block will give the opening keynote address for the Designing Material Innovation Symposium, organised at the California College of the Arts on October 26-27, 2017 in San Francisco. Register for free here!
Invited by the architecture faculty, Dr. Matthias Rippmann will on Oct 18, 2017 give a department lecture in the 2017/2018 Form and Structure Lecture Series at the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg in Germany.
Check out our new paper "Robotically controlled scale-model testing of masonry vault collapse using as-built geometry", published in Springer's Meccanica.
Invited by Prof. Frédéric Migayrou and Prof. Bob Sheil, Prof. Block will on Oct 11, 2017 give a lecture in the 2017/2018 International Lecture Series at UCL - The Bartlett School of Architecture in London, UK.
Invited by Profs. Mattias Schevenels and Els Verstrynge, Prof. Block will give a guest lecture hosted by the Faculties of Architecture and Engineering Science of the KU Leuven in Belgium.
The BRG will participate at the 2017 Symposium of the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) in Hamburg, Germany, presenting some of our latest research.
Invited by Prof. Frédéric Migayrou and programme director Giles Retsin, Prof. Block is invited together with Mark Burry, Sandra Manninger and Marcelyn Gow as external reviewer for the Architectural Design (AD) programme at The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL in London, UK.
The Block Research Group will be well represented at the Design Modelling Symposium Paris 2017 with two presentations, by Mariana Popescu and Shajay Bhooshan.