2017

López López D., Roca P., Van Mele T. and Block P.A novel method for the design and analysis of reinforced tile barrel vaults,Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2017,Hamburg,2017 (September).accepted for publication.
Lee J., Van Mele T. and Block P.Construction of polyhedra with target force magnitudes,Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2017,Hamburg,2017 (September).accepted for publication.
Oval R., Rippmann M., Van Mele T., Baverel O. and Block P.Exploration of structural patterns for discrete shell design,Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2017,Hamburg,2017 (September).accepted for publication.
Pigram D., Méndez Echenagucia T., Liew A., Van Mele T., Weilandt A., Pagnacco T., Grohmann M. and Block P.Real-scale prototype of a fabric-formed concrete thin-shell roof,Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2017,Hamburg,2017 (September).accepted for publication.
Block P., Rippmann M., Van Mele T. and Escobedo D.The Armadillo Vault: Balancing computation and traditional craft,FABRICATE 2017,B. Sheil and A. Menges (editors),2017 (April).

2016

Popescu M., Rippmann M., Van Mele T. and Block P.Complex concrete casting: knitting stay-in-place fabric formwork,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2016,Tokyo, Japan,2016.
Calvo Barentin C., Rippmann M., Van Mele T. and Block P.Computer-controlled fabrication of a freeform stone vault,Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2016,K. Kawaguchi, M. Ohsaki, T. Takeuchi (editors),Tokyo, Japan,2016 (September).
Frick U., Van Mele T. and Block P.Data management and modelling of complex interfaces in imperfect discrete-element assemblies,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2016,Tokyo, Japan,2016 (September).
López López D., Van Mele T. and Block P.Dieste, González Zuleta and Sánchez del Río: Three approaches to reinforced-brick shell structures,Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions,K. Van Balen and E. Verstrynge (editors),: 571-578,CRC PressLeuven, Belgium,2016 (September).
Van Mele T., Mehrotra A., Mendez Echenagucia T., Frick U., Augustynowicz E., Ochsendorf J., DeJong M. and Block P.Form finding and structural analysis of a freeform stone vault,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2016,K. Kawaguchi, M. Ohsaki, T. Takeuchi (editors),Tokyo, Japan,2016 (September).
Lee J., Van Mele T. and Block P.Form-finding explorations through geometric manipulations of force polyhedrons,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2016,Tokyo, Japan,2016 (September).
Méndez Echenagucia T., Roozen B. and Block P.Minimization of sound radiation in doubly curved shell structures by means of stiffness,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2016,Tokyo, Japan,2016 (September).
Wachter M., Liew A., Van Mele T. and Block P.Non-prismatic bending/torsion beam elements for form finding by dynamic relaxation,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2016,Tokyo, Japan,2016 (September).
Rippmann M., Van Mele T., Popescu M., Augustynowicz E., Méndez Echenagucia T., Calvo Barentin C., Frick U. and Block P.The Armadillo Vault: Computational design and digital fabrication of a freeform stone shell,Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016,: 344-363,2016 (September).

2015

Akbarzadeh M., Van Mele T. and Block P.3D Graphic Statics: Geometric Construction of Global Equilibrium,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium,Amsterdam,2015 (August).
Méndez Echenagucia T. and Block P.Acoustic optimization of funicular shells,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2015,Amsterdam,2015 (August).
Frick U., Van Mele T. and Block P.Decomposing three-dimensional shapes into self-supporting discrete element assemblies,Proceedings of the Design Modelling Symposium 2015,Ramsgaard Thomsen, M., Tamke, M., Gengnagel, C., Faircloth, B. and Scheurer, F. (editors),: 187-201,Springer International PublishingCopenhagen,2015.
Veenendaal D. and Block P.Design process of prestressed membrane formworks for thin-shell structures,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium,Amsterdam,2015 (August).
Miki M., Igarashi T. and Block P.Direct application of Airy stress functions to NURBS patches for computing compression shells,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2015,Amsterdam,2015 (August).
Bhooshan S., Van Mele T. and Block P.Discrete funicular structures with curve-crease-folded moulds,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2015,Amsterdam,2015 (August).
Enrique L., Block P. and Schwartz J.Form-finding method for prestress-dominant surface structures using graphic statics,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2015,Amsterdam,2015 (August).
Kurilla L and Block P.Interactive FE-based form exploration and evaluation for architects,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2015,Amsterdam,2015 (August).
Akbarzadeh M., Van Mele T. and Block P.Spatial compression-only form finding through subdivision of external force polyhedron,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium,Amsterdam,2015 (August).
Veenendaal D., Bakker J. and Block P.Structural design of the cable-net and fabric formed, ferrocement sandwich shell roof of NEST HiLo,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium,Amsterdam,2015 (August).

2014

Akbarzadeh M., Van Mele T. and Block P.Compression-only form finding through finite subdivision of the external force polygon,Proceedings of the IASS-SLTE 2014 Symposium,Brasilia, Brazil,2014.
Veenendaal D., Bezbradica M., Novak D. and Block P.Controlling the geometry and forces of hybrid cable-net and fabric formworks,Proceedings of the IASS-SLTE 2014 Symposium,Brasilia, Brazil,2014.
López López D., Veenendaal D., Akbarzadeh M. and Block P.Prototype of an ultra-thin, concrete vaulted floor system,Proceedings of the IASS-SLTE 2014 Symposium,Brasilia, Brazil,2014.
Block P., Bayl-Smith M., Schork T., Bellamy J. and Pigram D.Ribbed tile vaulting - Innovation through two design-build workshops,FABRICATE 2014,Gramazio, F., Kohler, M. and Langenberg, S. (editors),: 22-29,Zurich,2014 (February).
López López D., Domènech Rodríguez M., Brazo Ramí­rez J. and Block P.Thin-tile vault for the seventh World Urban Forum in Medellin ,Proceedings of the IASS-SLTE 2014 Symposium,Brasilia, Brazil,2014.

2013

De Laet L., Veenendaal D., Van Mele T., Mollaert M. and Block P.Bending incorporated: designing tension structures by integrating bending-active elements,Proceedings of Tensinet Symposium 2013,Istanbul, Turkey,2013 (May).
Akbarzadeh M., Van Mele T. and Block P.Equilibrium of spatial networks using 3D reciprocal diagrams,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2013,Obrębski, J.B. and Tarczewski, R. (editors),Wroclaw, Poland,2013 (September).
Rippmann M. and Block P.Funicular Funnel Shells,Proceedings of the Design Modeling Symposium Berlin 2013,Gengnagel, C., Kilian, A., Nembrini, J. and Scheurer, F. (editors),: 75-89,Berlin, Germany,2013 (October).
Rippmann M. and Block P.Funicular Shell Design Exploration,Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the ACADIA,Waterloo/Buffalo/Nottingham, Canada,2013 (September).
Rippmann M., Curry J., Escobedo D. and Block P.Optimising Stone-Cutting Strategies for Freeform Masonry Vaults,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2013,Obrębski, J.B. and Tarczewski, R. (editors),Wroclaw, Poland,2013 (September).
Bayl-Smith M., Block P. and Pigram D.Pass me the mixing bucket: The Ribbed Catalan studio as a design/research case study,7th International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia,MADA, Melbourne,2013.

2012

Lachauer L. and Block P.Compression Support Structures for Slabs,Proceedings of Advances in Architectural Geometry,Hesselgren, L., Sharma, S., Wallner, J., Baldassini, N., Bompas, P. and Raynaud, J. (editors),: 135-146,Springer ViennaParis, France,2012 (September).
Veenendaal D. and Block P.Computational form finding for fabric formworks: an overview and discussion,Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on flexible formwork,Ohr, J. et al. (editors),: 368-378,Bath, UK,2012 (June).
Torsing R., Bakker J., Jansma R. and Veenendaal D.Large-scale designs for mixed fabric and cable-net formed structures,Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on flexible formwork,Ohr, J. et al. (editors),Bath, UK,2012 (6).
Van Mele T., McInerney J., DeJong M. and Block P.Physical and Computational Discrete Modeling of Masonry Vault Collapse,Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions,Wroclaw, Poland,2012 (October).
Block P. and Lachauer L.Three-dimensional Equilibrium Analysis of Gothic Masonry Vaults,Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions,Wroclaw, Poland,2012 (10).

2011

Veenendaal D. and Block P.A Framework for Comparing Form Finding Methods,Proceedings of the IABSE-IASS Symposium 2011,London, UK,2011 (9).
Block P. and Lachauer L.Closest-Fit, Compression-Only Solutions for Free Form Shells,Proceedings of the IABSE-IASS Symposium 2011,London, UK,2011 (9).
Rippmann M. and Block P.Digital Stereotomy: Voussoir geometry for freeform masonry-like vaults informed by structural and fabrication constraints,Proceedings of the IABSE-IASS Symposium 2011,London, UK,2011 (9).
Davis L., Rippmann M., Pawlofsky T. and Block P.Efficient and Expressive Thin-tile Vaulting using Cardboard Formwork,Proceedings of the IABSE-IASS Symposium 2011,London, UK,2011 (September).
Van Mele T., Lachauer L., Rippmann M. and Block P.Geometry-based Understanding of Structures,Proceedings of Structural Geometry Group International Seminar 2011,Borgart, A., Coenders, J. and Maurin, B. (editors),London, UK,2011 (9).
Rippmann M. and Block P.New Design and Fabrication Methods for Freeform Stone Vaults Based on Ruled Surfaces,Computational Design Modeling - Proceedings of Design Modeling Symposium Berlin 2011,Gengnagel, C., Kilian, A., Palz, N and Scheurer, F. (editors),: 181-189,Springer Berlin HeidelbergSpringer, Berlin,2011 (October).

2010

Van Mele T. and Block P.A Novel Form Finding Method for Fabric Formwork for Concrete Shells,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium 2010,Shanghai, China,2010 (November).
Lachauer L., Rippmann M. and Block P.Form Finding to Fabrication: A digital design process for masonry vaults,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium 2010,Shanghai, China,2010 (11).
Block P., Lachauer L. and Rippmann M.Validating Thrust Network Analysis using 3D-printed, structural models,Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium 2010,Shanghai, China,2010 (11).
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