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The Block Research Group (BRG) at the Institute of Technology in Architecture at ETH Zurich 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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Armadillo vault shortlisted for Structural Awards 2017

Armadillo vault shortlisted for Structural Awards 2017

01.11.2017

We are very pleased and proud to announce that the Armadillo Vault has been shortlisted for The Structural Awards 2017, in the categories "small projects" and "structural artistry"!

Prof. Block new deputy head of ITA

Prof. Block new deputy head of ITA

01.08.2017

As of August 2017, Profs. Arno Schlüter and Philippe Block take over as the new head and deputy head, respectively, of the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) at ETH Zürich. 

BRG organises Utzon(x) workshop

BRG organises Utzon(x) workshop

10.07.2017

Invited by Prof. Isak Worre Foged, the Block Research Group is co-organising the 2017 UTZON(x) summer school "Robotic Based Composite Design" at Aalborg University in Denmark. 

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