Armadillo vault shortlisted for Structural Awards 2017
The Block Research Group will give an intensive compas workshop from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 at ACADIA 2017, organised at MIT in Cambridge, MA, USA. Registration for workshops opens on Sep 1 - don't miss out on getting one of the spots!
Invited by Prof. Frédéric Migayrou and Prof. Bob Sheil, Prof. Block will on Oct 11, 2017 give a lecture in the 2017/2018 International Lecture Series at UCL - The Bartlett School of Architecture in London, UK.
Invited by Profs. Mattias Schevenels and Els Verstrynge, Prof. Block will give a guest lecture hosted by the Faculties of Architecture and Engineering Science of the KU Leuven.
The BRG will participate at the 2017 Symposium of the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) in Hamburg, Germany, presenting some of our latest research.
Invited by Prof. Frédéric Migayrou and programme director Giles Retsin, Prof. Block is invited together with Mark Burry, Sandra Manninger and Marcelyn Gow as external reviewer for the Architectural Design (AD) programme at The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL in London, UK.
The Block Research Group will be well represented at the Design Modelling Symposium Paris 2017 with two presentations, by Mariana Popescu and Shajay Bhooshan.
Invited by Laurent Ney and Prof. Mike Schlaich, Prof. Block will on Sept 6, 2017 deliver one of the keynote addresses at the 6th International Footbridge Conference at the TU Berlin.
On September 1, 2017, the Seoul Biennale 2017 "Imminent Commons", curated by Hyungmin Pai and Alejandro Zaera-Polo, opens. The BRG worked together with the Chair of Sustainable Construction - Prof. Dirk E. Hebel at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) on an exhibtion called "Beyond Mining / Urban Growth", featuring a naturally grown structure!
Invited by Prof. Isak Worre Foged, the Block Research Group is co-organising the 2017 UTZON(x) summer school "Robotic Based Composite Design" from August 19-27 at Aalborg University, Denmark.
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.
Check out our new article "Compressive assemblies" for the special issue by Skylar Tibbits on "Autonomous Assembly: Designing for a new era of collective construction" of AD - Architectural Design.