Modern Shingle Style: A Materials Primer

Modern Shingle Style: A Materials Primer

A primer on modern shingle options: steel, copper, zinc, and stone. What you need to know to employ these contemporary materials in your project....
Using Materials to tell a Story (An Architectural Essay)

Using Materials to tell a Story (An Architectural Essay)

Meaningful architecture, for me, always relays a story. It’s fundamental that it conveys something about a place, a specific time, a person or a...
Philippe Block – Stone Skins: New Masonry Shells

Philippe Block – Stone Skins: New Masonry Shells

Lecture date: 2013-02-19This lecture will present new computational form-finding approaches for exploring 3D equilibrium shapes, by understanding Gothic masonry vaults. Through the use of...
Section D – On Design 24: How did Portugal perfect the pavement?

Section D – On Design 24: How did Portugal perfect the pavement?

By arranging small flat pieces of stone by hand to form patterns and images, Portugal created one of its most iconic symbols: the ‘calçada...

Reimagining Shell Structures – Philippe Block

10 January 2018M.Arch Jury Week Keynote Lectures (Emergent Technology)Throughout history, master builders have discovered expressive forms through the constraints of economy, efficiency and elegance....