2018

Rippmann M. and Block P.Computational Tessellation of Freeform, Cut-Stone Vaults,Nexus Network Journal,20,2018 (June).Special issue G. Fallacara and M. Barberio (Eds.) - Stereotomy 2.0 | Informing the future of Digital Stereotomy - abstract submitted.

2017

Rossi M., Calvo Barentin C., Van Mele T. and Block P.Experimental study on the behaviour of masonry pavilion vaults on spreading supports,Structures,11: 110 - 120,2017 (May).
Liew A., Stürz Y. R., Guillaume S., Van Mele T., Smith R. S. and Block P.Active control of the NEST HiLo net formwork prototype,Automation in Construction,2017.under review.
Block P., Rippmann M. and Van Mele T.Compressive assemblies: Bottom-up performance for a new form of construction,AD Architectural Design,87(4): 104-109,2017 (July/August).Special issue S. Tibbits (Ed.) - Autonomous Assembly: Designing for a new era of collective construction.
Liew A., López López D., Van Mele T. and Block P.Design, fabrication and testing of a prototype, thin-vaulted, unreinforced concrete floor,Engineering Structures,137: 323-335,2017.
Rippmann M., Liew A. and Block P.Design, fabrication and testing of discrete 3D sand-printed floor prototypes,Material Today Communications,2017.submitted for review.
Adriaenssens S. and Block P.Editorial: New directions for shell structures,Journal of the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures,58(1): 5,2017 (March).
Block P.Kann Schwäche eine Stärke sein?,Baumeister - Das Architektur-Magazin,4: 78-83,2017 (April).Edited by S. Schneider - Translated by M. Wachholz.
Liew A., Pagonakis D., Van Mele T. and Block P.Load-path optimisation of funicular networks,Meccanica,2017.
Liew A., Gardner L. and Block P.Moment-curvature-thrust relationships for beam-columns,Structures,11: 146-154,2017.
Block P., Schlueter A., Veenendaal D., Bakker J., Begle M., Hischier I., Hofer J., Jayathissa P., Maxwell I., Mendez Echenagucia T., Nagy Z., Pigram D., Svetozarevic, B,, Torsing R., Verbeek J., Willmann A. and Lydon G.P.NEST HiLo: Investigating lightweight construction and adaptive energy systems,Journal of Building Engineering,12: 332-341,2017.
Calvo Barentin C., Van Mele T. and Block P.Robotically controlled scale-model testing of masonry vault collapse,Meccanica,2017 (October).
Veenendaal D., Bakker J. and Block P.Structural design of the flexibly formed, mesh-reinforced concrete sandwich shell roof of NEST Hilo,Journal of the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures,58(1): 23-38,2017 (March).
Block P., Van Mele T., Liew A., DeJong M., Escobedo D. and Ochsendorf J.Structural design, fabrication and construction of the Armadillo Vault,The Structural Engineer,2017.submitted for review.

2016

Block P., Van Mele T., Rippmann M., DeJong M., Ochsendorf J., Escobedo M. and Escobedo D.Armadillo Vault - An extreme discrete stone shell,DETAIL,10: 940-942,2016 (October).Issue on 'Roof structures'.
Block P., Fivet C. and Van Mele T.Editorial: Reciprocal diagrams - Innovative applications of past theories,International Journal of Space Structures,31(2): 84,2016 (June).
Hawkins W.J., Herrmann H., Ibell T.J., Kromoser B., Michaelski A., Orr J.J., Pedreschi R., Pronk A., Schipper R., Shepherd P., Veenendaal D., Wansdronk R. and West M.Flexible formwork technologies: A state of the art review,Structural Concrete,17(6),2016 (December).
Block P., Van Mele T. and Rippmann M.Geometry of Forces: Exploring the solution space of structural design,GAM,12: 28-37,2016 (April).Special issue S. Peters and A. Trummer (Eds.) - 'Structural Affairs'.
Block P.Parametricism's structural congeniality,AD Architectural Design,86(2): 68-75,2016 (March/April).Special issue P. Schumacher (Ed.) - Parametricism 2.0: Rethinking Architecture’s Agenda for the 21st Century.
Bayl Smith M., Block P. and Pigram D.Pass me the mixing bucket: The Ribbed Catalan studio as a design/research case study,Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching,8(1),2016 (April).
Akbarzadeh M., Van Mele T. and Block P.Three-dimensional Graphic Statics: Initial explorations with polyhedral form and force diagrams,International Journal of Space Structures,31(2): 217-226,2016 (June).
López López D., Van Mele T. and Block P.Tile vaulting in the 21st century,Informes de la Construcción,68(544): 33-41,2016 (October-December).Special issue “Nuevos avances de la cerámica en la construcción”.
Liew A., Van Mele T. and Block P.Vectorised graphics processing unit accelerated dynamic relaxation for bar and beam elements,Structures - Research Journal of The Institution of Structural Engineers,8: 111--120,2016.

2015

Block P., Kilian A. and Pottmann H.Editorial: Steering of Form - Multi-criteria design models for architectural geometry,Computer-Aided Design,61: 1,2015 (April).
Akbarzadeh M., Van Mele T. and Block P.On the Equilibrium of Funicular Polyhedral Frames and Convex Polyhedral Force Diagrams,Computer-Aided Design,63: 118-128,2015.
Miki M., Igarashi T. and Block P.Parametric self-supporting surfaces via direct computation of airy stress functions,ACM Transactions on Graphics - SIGGRAPH 2015,34(4): 89:1-11,2015.
Block P., Rippmann M. and Van Mele T.Structural Stone Surfaces: New compression shells inspired by the past,AD Architectural Design,85(5): 74 - 79,2015 (September/October).Special issue A. Menges (Ed.) - Material Synthesis: Fusing the Physical and the Computational.

2014

Van Mele T. and Block P.Algebraic Graph Statics,Computer-Aided Design,53: 104-116,2014.
Deuss M., Panozzo D., Whiting E., Liu Y., Block P., Hornung-Sorkine O. and Pauly M.Assembling Self-Supporting Structures,ACM Transactions on Graphics - SIGGRAPH Asia 2014,33(6): 214:1-214:10,2014.
Lachauer L. and Block P.Interactive Equilibrium Modelling,International Journal of Space Structures,29(1): 25-37,2014 (March).
Block P. and Lachauer L.Three-dimensional Equilibrium Analysis of Gothic Masonry Vaults,International Journal of Architectural Heritage,8(3): 312--335,2014.
Block P. and Lachauer L.Three-dimensional Funicular Analysis of Masonry Vaults,Mechanics Research Communications,56: 53-60,2014.

2013

Block P. and Rippmann M.The Catalan Vault – A historical structural principle with a bright future,DETAIL ,5: 528-536,2013 (May).Issue on 'Simple and Complex'.
Panozzo D., Block P. and Sorkine-Hornung O.Designing Unreinforced Masonry Models,ACM Transactions on Graphics - SIGGRAPH 2013,32(4): 91:1-91:12,2013 (July).
Rippmann M. and Block P.Rethinking Structural Masonry: Unreinforced, Stone-cut Shells,Proceedings of the ICE - Construction Materials,166(6): 378-389,2013.
Van Mele T., De Laet L., Veenendaal D., Mollaert M. and Block P.Shaping tension structures by actively bent linear elements,International Journal of Space Structures,28(3): 127-135,2013.

2012

Veenendaal D. and Block P.An overview and comparison of structural form finding methods for general networks,International Journal of Solids and Structures,49(26): 3741-3753,2012.
Van Mele T., Lachauer L., Rippmann M. and Block P.Geometry-based Understanding of Structures,Journal of the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures,53(4): 285-295,2012.
Davis L., Rippmann M., Pawlofsky T. and Block P.Innovative Funicular Tile Vaulting: A prototype in Switzerland,The Structural Engineer,90(11): 46-56,2012 (November).
Rippmann M., Lachauer L. and Block P.Interactive Vault Design,International Journal of Space Structures,27(4): 219-230,2012 (December).

2011

Veenendaal D., West M. and Block P.History and overview of fabric formwork: using fabrics for concrete casting,Structural Concrete - Journal of the fib,12(3): 164-177,2011.
Van Mele T. and Block P.Novel Form Finding Method for Fabric Formwork for Concrete Shells,Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures,52(4): 217-224,2011 (December).

2010

Ramage M., Ochsendorf J., Rich P., Bellamy J. and Block P.Design and construction of the Mapungubwe National Park Interpretive Centre, South Africa,Journal of the African Technology Development Forum (ATDF),7(1): 14-23,2010 (October).
Block P.Editorial: Design revolution in architecture and its impact on development,Journal of the African Technology Development Forum (ATDF),7(1),2010.
Block P., DeJong M., Davis L. and Ochsendorf J.Tile vaulted systems for low-cost construction in Africa,Journal of the African Technology Development Forum (ATDF),7(1): 4-13,2010 (October).
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