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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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Invited talk Mariana Popescu at Arup Explores - Digital Fabrication

Invited talk Mariana Popescu at Arup Explores - Digital Fabrication

10.02.2019

Mariana Popescu has been invited by Arup Foresight to give a talk on Feb 20 at the "Arup Explores - Designing with Digital Fabrication" event at the Autodesk Technology Centre in Birmingham, UK.  

Lecture Prof. Block at Game Set and Match IV in Doha, Qatar

Lecture Prof. Block at Game Set and Match IV in Doha, Qatar

20.01.2019

Invited by Prof. Kas Oosterhuis, Prof. Block and Shjay Bhooshan are among the invited speakers at Game Set Match IV 2019 Qatar, held at the Qatar University in Doha on Feb 6-7.    

Design-build workshop at Tongji / Archi-Union in Shanghai

Design-build workshop at Tongji / Archi-Union in Shanghai

07.01.2019

The BRG, together with Tongji University and Archi-Union architects, is organising the MIT design-build workshop "Robotic Force Printing" in Shanghai, China. In addition to Prof. Block, the BRG teaching team consists of Kam-Ming Mark Tam and Gene Ting-Chun Kao.

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