Scheder-Bieschin L., Van Mele T. and Block P.Bending-active formwork systems for concrete shells – A classification and state-of-the-art review,Structures,2024.in press.
Oval R., Mesnil R., Van Mele T., Baverel O. and Block P.Creasing the British Museum: Topology finding of crease patterns for shell structures,Journal of the IASS,65(1): 44-56,2024 (March).
Oval R., Mesnil R., Van Mele T., Baverel O. and Block P.Similarity-driven topology finding of surface patterns for structural design,Computer-Aided Design,176: 103751,2024 (November).
Bhooshan S., Dell'Endice A., Ranaudo F., Van Mele T. and Block P.Unreinforced concrete masonry for circular construction,Architectural Intelligence,3: 7,2024.


Oval R., Mesnil R., Van Mele T., Block P. and Baverel O.A vector encoding for topology finding of structured quad-based patterns for surface structures,International Journal of Space Structures,2023.
Oktiovan, Y.P., Davis, L., Wilson, R., Dell'Endice, A., Mehrotra, A., Pulatsu, B., and Malomo D.Simplified Micro-Modeling of a Masonry Cross-Vault for Seismic Assessment Using the Distinct Element Method,International Journal of Architectural Heritage ,2023.
Dell'Endice A., Bouten S., Van Mele T., Block P. Structural design and engineering of Striatus, an unreinforced 3D-concrete-printed masonry arch bridge,Engineering Structures 292: 116534,2023 (October).


Kao G. T.-C., Iannuzzo A., Thomaszewski B., Coros S., Van Mele T. and Block P.Coupled Rigid-Block Analysis: Stability-Aware Design of Complex Discrete-Element Assemblies,Computer-Aided Design,146: 103216,2022 (May).
López López D., Roca P., Liew A., Méndez Echenagucia T., Van Mele T. and Block P.A three-dimensional approach to the Extended Limit Analysis of Reinforced Masonry,Structures,35: 1062-1077,2022 (January).
Maia Avelino R., Iannuzzo A., Van Mele T. and Block P.An energy-based strategy to find admissible thrust networks compatible with foundation settlements in masonry structures,Mechanics Research Communications,(125): 103978,2022 (October).
Mehrotra A., Liew A., Block P. and DeJong M.J.An Integrated Modelling Approach for the Seismic Collapse Assessment of Masonry Towers,International Journal and Architectural Heritage,2022.
Bitting S., Derme T., Lee J., Van Mele T., Dillenburger B. and Block P.Challenges and opportunities in scaling up architectural applications of mycelium-based materials with digital fabrication,Biomimetics,7(2): 44,2022 (April).Special issue on “Fungal Architectures” .
Mata-Falcón, J., Bischof, P., Huber, T., Anton, A., Burger, J., Ranaudo, F., Jipa, A., Gebhard, L., Reiter, L., Lloret-Fritschi, E., Van Mele, T., Block, P., Gramazio, F., Kohler, M., Dillenburger, B., Wangler, T., and Kaufmann W.Digitally fabricated ribbed concrete floor slabs: a sustainable solution for construction,RILEM Technical Letters,2022 (September).
Dell'Endice A., DeJong M.J., Van Mele T. and Block P.Structural Analysis of Unreinforced Masonry Spiral Staircases using Discrete Element Modelling,Structures,46: 214-232,2022 (December).
Bhooshan S., Bhooshan V., Dell'Endice A., Megens J., Chu J., Singer P., Van Mele T. and Block P.The Striatus bridge: Computational design and robotic fabrication of an unreinforced, 3D-concrete-printed, masonry bridge,Architecture, Structures and Construction,2: 521-543,2022.


Iannuzzo A., Angelillo M., Block P. and Gesualdo A.A continuous energy-based numerical approach to predict fracture mechanisms in masonry structures: CDF method  ,Computers and Structures,257: 106645,2021 (December).
Maia Avelino R., Iannuzzo A., Van Mele T. and Block P.Assessing the safety of vaulted masonry structures using Thrust Network Analysis,Computers and Structures,257: 106647,2021.
Rombouts J., Lombaert G., De Laet L., Liew A., Block P. and Schevenels M.Designing bending-active gridshells as falsework for concrete shells through numerical optimization  ,Engineering Structures,240: 112352,2021 (August).
Göswein V., Silvestre J.D., Lamb S., Gonçalves A.B., Pittau F., Freire F., Oosthuizen D., Lord A. and Habert G.Invasive alien plants as an alternative resource for concrete production – multi-scale optimization including carbon compensation, cleared land and saved water runoff in South Africa,Resources, Conservation and Recycling,167: 105361,2021.
Dell'Endice A., Iannuzzo A., DeJong M.J., Van Mele T. and Block P.Modelling imperfections in unreinforced masonry structures: Discrete Element simulations and scale model experiments of a pavilion vault.,Engineering Structures,228: 111499,2021 (February).
Iannuzzo A., Dell'Endice A., Van Mele T. and Block P.Numerical limit analysis-based modelling of masonry structures subjected to large displacements,Computers & Structures,242: 106372,2021 (January).
Maia Avelino R., Iannuzzo A., Van Mele T. and Block P.Parametric stability analysis of groin vaults,Applied Sciences,11(8): 3560,2021 (April).Special Issue 'Theory and Modelling of Historic Masonry Architecture', Eds. C. Cennamo and C. Cusano.
Iannuzzo A., Van Mele T. and Block P.Stability and load-bearing capacity assessment of a deformed multi-span masonry bridge using the PRD method,International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation - JMRI,6(4): 422-445,2021.
Popescu M., Rippmann M., Liew A., Reiter L., Flatt R.J., Van Mele T. and Block P.Structural design, digital fabrication and construction of the cable-net and knitted formwork of the KnitCandela concrete shell,Structures,31: 1287-1299,2021 (June).
Oval R., Mesnil R., Van Mele T., Block P. and Baverel O.Two-colour topology finding of quad-mesh patterns,Computer-Aided Design,137: 103030,2021.
Kao G. T. C., Iannuzzo A., Coros S., Van Mele T. and Block P.Understanding rigid-block equilibrium method by way of mathematical programming,Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering and Computational Mechanics,174(4): 178-192,2021 (September).


Wu H., Liew A., Van Mele T. and Block P.Analysis and optimisation of a rib-stiffened vaulted floor for dynamic performance,Engineering Structures,213: 110577,2020.
Block P., Van Mele T., Rippmann M., Ranaudo F., Calvo Barentin C. and Paulson N.Redefining Structural Art: Strategies, necessities and opportunities,The Structural Engineer,98(1): 66-72,2020 (January).
Popescu M., Van Mele T. and Block P.Reflections/ Making Architecture - Concrete structures,Domus,1044,2020 (March).
Calvo Barentin C., Zornatzis I., Landrou G., Demoulin T., Habert G. and Block P.When low strength materials meet funicular structures: a sustainable clay floor structure solution for emerging contexts,IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science,588,2020 (November).


Popescu M., Rippmann M., Liew A., Van Mele T. and Block P.Concrete shell built using a cable-net and knitted formwork,DETAIL structure,1: 10-11,2019.
Oval R., Rippmann M., Mesnil R., Van Mele T., Baverel O. and Block P.Feature-based Topology Finding of Patterns for Shell Structures,Automation in Construction,103: 185-201,2019.
Liew A., Maia Avelino R., Moosavi V., Van Mele T. and Block P.Optimising the load path of compression-only thrust networks through independent sets,Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization,60: 231-244,2019.
López López D., Van Mele T. and Block P.The combination of tile vaults with reinforcement and concrete,International Journal of Architectural Heritage,13(6): 782-798,2019.


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,96(5): 10-20,2018 (May).
Van Mele T., Méndez Echenagucia T., Pigram D., Liew A. and Block P.A prototype of a thin, textile-reinforced concrete shell built using a novel, ultra-lightweight, flexible formwork system,DETAIL structure,1: 50 - 53,2018 (March).
Liew A., Stürz Y. R., Guillaume S., Van Mele T., Smith R. S. and Block P.Active control of a rod-net formwork system prototype,Automation in Construction,96: 128-140,2018.
Roozen N.B., Leclère Q., Urbán D., Méndez Echenagucia T., Block P., Rychtáriková M. and Glorieux C.Assessment of the airborne sound insulation from mobility vibration measurements; a hybrid experimental numerical approach,Journal of Sound and Vibration,432: 680-698,2018.
Popescu M., Reiter L., Liew A., Van Mele T., Flatt R.J. and Block P.Building in concrete with a knitted stay-in-place formwork: Prototype of a concrete shell bridge,Structures,14: 322-332,2018 (June).
Rippmann M. and Block P.Computational Tessellation of Freeform, Cut-Stone Vaults,Nexus Network Journal,20(3): 545–566,2018 (December).Special issue G. Fallacara and M. Barberio (Eds.) - Stereotomy 2.0 | Informing the future of Digital Stereotomy.
Heisel F., Lee J., Schlesier K., Rippmann M., Saeidi N., Javadian A., Nugroho A., Van Mele T., Block P. and Hebel D.E.Design, Cultivation and Application of Load-Bearing Mycelium Components,International Journal of Sustainable Energy Development,6(1): 296-303,2018.
Rippmann M., Liew A., Van Mele T. and Block P.Design, fabrication and testing of discrete 3D sand-printed floor prototypes,Material Today Communications,15: 254-259,2018.
Lee J., Van Mele T. and Block P.Disjointed Force Polyhedra,Computer-Aided Design,99: 11-28,2018 (June).
Liew A., Pagonakis D., Van Mele T. and Block P.Load-path optimisation of funicular networks,Meccanica,53(1): 279-294,2018.
Bhooshan V., Reeves D., Bhooshan S. and Block P.MayaVault - A Mesh Modelling Environment For Discrete Funicular Structures,Nexus Network Journal,20(3): 567–582,2018 (December).
Calvo Barentin C., Van Mele T. and Block P.Robotically controlled scale-model testing of masonry vault collapse,Meccanica,53(7): 1917-1929,2018.


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).
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.
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., Van Mele T. and Rippmann M.Exploring Form and Forces: Graphic Statics in the Digital Age,Architectural Journal China,590: 14-19,2017 (November).Special issue 'Towards an Integration of Architecture and Structure Performance Design' (Ed. Philip F. Yuan) - Translated by Wang Xiang.
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., 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.
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., 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.RhinoVAULT - Interactive Vault Design,International Journal of Space Structures,27(4): 219-230,2012 (December).


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).


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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