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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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FABRICATE 2020 book - Free download

FABRICATE 2020 book - Free download

06.04.2020

Due to COVID-19, FABRICATE 2020, unfortunately, but obviously, had to be postponed. The beautiful book is out though and, as the previous editions, made available by UCL Press for free download

Dr. Popescu reviewer MAA thesis presentations at IAAC Barcelona

Dr. Popescu reviewer MAA thesis presentations at IAAC Barcelona

26.03.2020

On March 31, Dr. Mariana Popescu will be part of the jury for the Master in Advanced Architecture Thesis project presentations, supervised by Dr. Areti Markopoulou w/ Nikol Kirova and Eduardo Chamorro at IAAC Barcelona.

BRG in home-office mode

BRG in home-office mode

23.03.2020

ETH Zurich is locked down until June 2020, but the BRG remains in full (digital/virtual) swing from all over the world during Corona-virus times

New paper in Structures

New paper in Structures

09.03.2020

Check out our new journal paper in Structures, detailing the research and development that went into KnitCandela.

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