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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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Department lecture Prof. Block at Taubman College, University of Michigan

Department lecture Prof. Block at Taubman College, University of Michigan

06.02.2023

Prof. Block is honoured to give the 2023 Dinkeloo Memorial Lecture on Mon Feb 6 at Taubman College, University of Michigan.

Talk Francesco Ranaudo at FOJAB

Talk Francesco Ranaudo at FOJAB

26.01.2023

Francesco Ranaudo will on Jan 26 participate in a lecture series at the architecture office FOJAB on Sustainable Materials. 

Happy holidays from the BRG!

Happy holidays from the BRG!

23.12.2022

Check out our happy holidays 2023 animation inspired by KnitNervi! See you in the next year for more innovation by the BRG! :) 

Successful doctoral defence and ETH medal nomination Ricardo Maia Avelino

Successful doctoral defence and ETH medal nomination Ricardo Maia Avelino

15.12.2022

Congratulations to Dr. Ricardo Maia Avelino for successfully defending his doctoral thesis, titled "Thrust Network Optimisation for the Assessment of Vaulted Masonry Structures"! Additionally, Ricardo was nominated for an ETH medal for outstanding dissertation! Thanks to external reviewers Prof. Dr. John Ochsendorf and Dr. Andriew Liew. 

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