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Innovedum grant for e-QUILIBRIUM

Innovedum grant for e-QUILIBRIUM

20.06.2010

The project "e-QUILIBRIUM: Interactive Statics", an online, interactive learning environment for teaching structural design to architects and engineers, has received funding for its development through an ETH Innovedum grant. The project expects to revolutionize structures' teaching, using interactive graphical approaches. Dr. Tom Van Mele will be the project leader of e-QUILIBRIUM.More Info

Presentation Diederik Veenendaal at PRECAST2010

Presentation Diederik Veenendaal at PRECAST2010

01.06.2010

Diederik Veenendaal has been invited to present his work on fabric formwork for concrete structures at PRECAST2010, a symposium on new trends for building in prefab concrete, organized on Tuesday June 15, 2010 at the Technische Universiteit Delft. His talk is entitled "Fabric Formwork - state of the art".More Info

Radical Stone Structures

Radical Stone Structures

21.05.2010

Prof. Block will present together with Escobedo Construction their collaboration on realizing exciting stone vaulted structures. The event will be held at the beautiful Austin Museum of Art - Laguna Gloria on Tuesday June 22, 2010. More Info

Special issue on 'Architecture and Development' - ATDF Journal

Special issue on 'Architecture and Development' - ATDF Journal

10.05.2010

Prof. Block has been invited by Dr. Philipp Aerni to be guest editor of the special issue "Design-Revolution in Architecture and its Impact on Development" for the ATDF Journal. The African Technology Development Forum (ATDF) partners with United Nations organizations such as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the United Nations Economic Commission in Africa (UNECA), businesses and has a wide readership consisting of scholars, policy makers and professionals.More Info

Invitation Inaugural Lecture Prof. Block

Invitation Inaugural Lecture Prof. Block

26.04.2010

Prof. Block is giving his inaugural lecture, entitled "Conserving the Past / Designing the Future: New Studies in Equilibrium" on Wednesday April 28 2010 at 17:15 in the Auditorium Maximum (HG F 30) in ETH's Main Building. Come check out why Prof. Block was hired! More InfoPodcast

Apply now for ETHiopia SummerSchool 2010 in Addis Ababa

Apply now for ETHiopia SummerSchool 2010 in Addis Ababa

20.04.2010

The ETHiopia Summer School will bring together interdisciplinary faculty members and students from ETH Zurich and the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC) to teach and apply sustainable, collaborative and innovative architecture. The summer school will take place from June 28 - July 18, 2010 on the EiABC campus in Addis Ababa. More Info

3-day Graphic Statics Workshop in Salerno

3-day Graphic Statics Workshop in Salerno

03.04.2010

Prof. Block has been invited by Profs. Fraternali and Sicignano to give a 3-day intense workshop on Graphic Statics at the University of Salerno, Italy on May 25-27, 2010. Prof. Block, assisted by Valentina Cima, will be giving an introduction to graphic statics in three seminars: "Funicular structures", "Fan and Tree structures", and "Shaping trusses". More Info

Masonry Lecture at ETH by Dr. Matthew DeJong (POSTPONED!)

Masonry Lecture at ETH by Dr. Matthew DeJong (POSTPONED!)

17.03.2010

Prof. Block invited Dr. Matt DeJong, Lecturer in Structural Engineering at the University of Cambridge, UK, and founding partner of the structural consultancy firm ODB Engineering, for an IBK seminar on his research on historic structures. His talk "Novel Modelling Strategies for Masonry Structures" will be in May (date, time and location TBD) on the ETH Hönggerberg campus.More Info

Seminar Lorenz Lachauer at MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

Seminar Lorenz Lachauer at MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

17.03.2010

Lorenz Lachauer is invited to present his research on novel interactive and parametric structural design tools based on graphic statics at the MIT Masonry Research Group on Monday April 12 at 4pm in Room 4-237. His talk is entitled "Parametric Structural Design: An intuitive approach using graphic statics".More Info

Lecture at the EiABC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Lecture at the EiABC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

10.12.2009

Prof. Block was invited for a lecture at the newly founded Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC) by Scientific Director and former lecturer at ETH, Dirk Hebel. His talk "Understanding the Past / Designing the Future: New Low-Cost, Sustainable Building Solutions" initiated the close collaboration between the EiABC and the BLOCK Research Group on developing Appropriate Construction Technologies for rural Ethiopia. More Info

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