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The Block Research Group (BRG) at the Institute of Technology in Architecture at ETH Zürich is led by Prof. Dr. Philippe Block and Dr. Tom Van Mele. Research at the BRG focuses on several core areas, including analysis of masonry structures, graphical analysis and design methods, computational form finding and structural design, discrete element assemblies, and fabrication and construction technologies....

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RhinoVAULT 2 released !!!

RhinoVAULT 2 released !!!

01.09.2020

Check out the first release of RhinoVAULT 2, an open-source funicular form-finding framework powered by COMPAS! Happy form finding!

Keynote Prof. Block at online edition of Fabricate 2020

Keynote Prof. Block at online edition of Fabricate 2020

25.08.2020

Invited by conference chairs Jane Bury and Jenny Sabin, Prof. Block is pleased to give a keynote at FABRICATE 2020 - Making Resilient Architecture, organised now online on September 9-12, 2020 in London. Dr. Mariana Popescu will give one of the only 20 selected paper presentations on KnitCandela.  

Online lecture Prof. Block at MEAL* Live Academy

Online lecture Prof. Block at MEAL* Live Academy

12.07.2020

Invited by director Riyad Joucka, Prof. Block will give an online lecture on July 20th as part of the ‘Middle East Architecture Lab’ - MEAL* Live Academy.

Online lecture Prof. Block at Southeast University, Nanjing, China

Online lecture Prof. Block at Southeast University, Nanjing, China

07.07.2020

Invited by Prof. Ludger Hovestadt and hosted by Dr.sc. Hao Hua, Prof. Block will give a lecture on July 17 at 10:00 BJT as part on the online international summer school at the Department of Architecture of Southeast University, Nanjing

Three DigitalFUTURES awards for the BRG

Three DigitalFUTURES awards for the BRG

04.07.2020

At the closing session of DigitalFUTURES World, the BRG received three awards!! The BRG received the first 'Matthias Rippmann Memorial Prize' for the development of RhinoVAULT 2. Dr. Mariana Popescu received a 'DigitalFUTURES Young Award', given to emerging scholars in digital architecture, and a prize was given to KnitCandela!

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