Philippe Block

Professor Dr Philippe Block is Associate Professor at the Institute of Technology in Architecture, ETH Zurich, where he co-directs the Block Research Group, focusing on equilibrium analysis, computational form finding, optimisation and fabrication of curved surface structures. He studied architecture and structural engineering at VUB (Belgium) and at MIT. With Ochsendorf, DeJong & Block, LLC, he applies his research in the structural assessment of historic monuments and the design and engineering of unique compression structures.

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Pass me the mixing bucket: The Ribbed Catalan studio as a design/research case study

The ‘Ribbed Catalan’, a large scale, ribbed tile vault, was the result of a collaborative design/build/research elective studio involving students enrolled in the M.Arch. program at the University of Technology Sydney, guided by masterclass instructors Prof. Dr Philippe Block of

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