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Lecture Prof. Block at Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff

Lecture Prof. Block at Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff

10.02.2016

Invited by the Student Association in the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University, Prof. Block will give a lecture in their SAWSA Winter Lecture Series on Mon Feb 29.

Talk at Heatherwick Studio, London

Talk at Heatherwick Studio, London

05.02.2016

On Monday Feb 15, Dr. Tomás Mendez Echenagucia and Prof. Block will give a lunch talk at Heatherwick studio in London.

Dr. Funicular is in the house!

Dr. Funicular is in the house!

04.02.2016

Matthias Rippmann successfully defended his PhD thesis! In the presence of co-supervisor Prof. Werner Sobek and a large audience, his excellent work was furthermore recommended for an "Auszeichnung". Congrats, Dr. Funicular!  

PhD defence Matthias Rippmann

PhD defence Matthias Rippmann

04.01.2016

Join us for the PhD defence of Matthias Rippmann! He will present his doctoral dissertation, titled "Funicular Shell Design", on Feb 4 at 13:00 in HIL E 71. Co-supervisor is Prof. Werner Sobek from the University of Stuttgart.

Happy holidays from the BRG!

Happy holidays from the BRG!

18.12.2015

The Block Research Group (BRG) wishes you a sensational start of the new year! Check out our structurally sound xmas tree puzzle here. ;)

all publicationsSelected Publications

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.
Van Mele T. and Block P.Algebraic Graph Statics,Computer-Aided Design,53: 104-116,2014.
Adriaenssens, S., Block, P., Veenendaal, D. and Williams, C. (editors)Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization,Taylor & Francis - Routledge,London,2014 (April).
Block P. and Lachauer L.Three-dimensional Funicular Analysis of Masonry Vaults,Mechanics Research Communications,56: 53-60,2014.
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.
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.Interactive Vault Design,International Journal of Space Structures,27(4): 219-230,2012 (December).
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).
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