Lecture Prof. Block in Bruface programme at VUB
Join us on Wed March 20, 12:00-13:00, for the talk "Foldable Structures and Materials" by Prof. Joseph Choma of the Design Topology Lab at Clemson University.
We are looking for a software engineer (60-100%) to assist with the further development of the open-source coding platform COMPAS. More info and application details here.
On March 5-6, Dr. Van Mele and Prof. Block will give a COMPAS introduction and workshop to researchers of the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart.
Check out our paper on "Optimising the load path of compression-only thrust networks through independent sets", published in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.
Invited by Prof. Kas Oosterhuis, Prof. Block and Shjay Bhooshan are among the invited speakers at Game Set Match IV 2019 Qatar, held at the Qatar University in Doha on Feb 6-7.
The low-embodied-energy, functionally integrated floor system by the Block Research Group, in collaboration with the chairs of Digital Building Technologies and Architecture and Building Systems, will be exhibited in the ETH Pavilion on "RETHINKING DESIGN" at the World Economic Forum 2019 on Jan 22-25 in Davos, Switzerland.
The BRG, together with Tongji University and Archi-Union architects, is organising the MIT design-build workshop "Robotic Force Printing" in Shanghai, China. In addition to Prof. Block, the BRG teaching team consists of Kam-Ming Mark Tam and Gene Ting-Chun Kao.
Invited by Bauwelt, Dr. Matthias Rippmann will speak at the Bauwelt Symposium at BAU 2019 in Munich on Jan 15.
Invited by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) and the German Federal Institute for Research on Building, UrbanAffairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), Dr. Matthias Rippmann will give a keynote lecture at the conference "Efficient, Qualitative and Digital – Ways towards the Future of Building” in Munich on Jan 14.
Very excited and proud that the Block Research Group made it into the ETH Zurich Highlights of the Year (for the second year in a row)!!!