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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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VAULTED AG, the first BRG spin-off

VAULTED AG, the first BRG spin-off

01.06.2024

The BRG is proud to introduce VAULTED AG, its first ETH spin-off, set up to commercialise the Rippmann Floor System (RFS), a low-carbon, circular floor solution in concrete.

BRG at FABRICATE 2024 in Copenhagen

BRG at FABRICATE 2024 in Copenhagen

04.04.2024

BRG work in the spotlight with two paper presentations, on KnitNervi and Phoenix, at FABRICATE 2024, organised on April 4-5 in Copenhagen!

Keynote Prof. Block to SIA Aargau

Keynote Prof. Block to SIA Aargau

15.03.2024

Prof. Block will give a keynote at the SIA Aargau general assembly on March 15.

Prof. Block at DeepTech Investor Summit

Prof. Block at DeepTech Investor Summit

01.03.2024

Organised by ETH Entrepreneurship and UBS, Prof. Block will present VAULTED AG at the DeepTech Investor Summit on March 1 at ETH Zurich.

VUB AE lecture Prof. Block

VUB AE lecture Prof. Block

16.02.2024

Invited by Prof. Lars De Laet, Prof. Block is happy to return on Fri Feb 16 to his and Tom's alma mater, VUB Architectural Engineering, for a lecture in the course "Spatial Sturcutres".

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