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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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Apply now - Three PhD positions in Architecture & Technology

Apply now - Three PhD positions in Architecture & Technology

30.01.2019

The "Doctoral Programme in Architecture & Technology", organised by the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA), offers three PhD fellowships (full-time, fully funded positions). If you are interested in joining the BRG, certainly apply!! Deadline for applications is January 31, 2019.

Keynote Prof. Block at ACADIA 2018

Keynote Prof. Block at ACADIA 2018

15.10.2018

Prof. Block is pleased to give a keynote at ACADIA 2018, organised from Oct 18-20 at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, the city of one of the greatest shell builders, Felix Candela. 

Successful PhD defence Juney Lee

Successful PhD defence Juney Lee

10.10.2018

On October 10, Juney Lee successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled “Computational Design Framework for 3D Graphic Statics”. He also got recommended by my PhD committee (Prof. Block, Bill Baker of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) and Allan McRobie of University of Cambridge) to be nominated for the ETH Zurich Medal for outstanding doctoral theses.

BRG part of Swiss Design Mexico 2018

BRG part of Swiss Design Mexico 2018

10.10.2018

BRG research featured in the context of the Swiss Design Mexico 2018. Stay tuned for the inauguration on October 20 of our latest extreme structure, in collaboration with ZHCODE!

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