From 2-12 October, Prof. Dr. Philippe Block (Block Research Group, ETH Zurich) brought his ongoing research interests in masonry vaulting to UTS, collaborating with Melonie Bayl-Smith and Dave Pigram on an intensive M.Arch. design-build masterclass studio. Utilising innovative software, traditional Catalan vault building techniques and resourceful material approaches, the studio resulted in a unique ribbed vault brought about by digital structural form finding investigations.

Prof. Dr. Philippe Block  Visiting Masterclass instructor

Melonie Bayl-Smith and Dave Pigram   Masterclass instructors

UTS Students – Philena AuYeung, Hani Bafail, Francesco Bianchini, Timothy Cheung, Sonni Chung, Domenico Ciccio, Laura Hinds, James Lauman, Natalie Ma, Sandra Mendonca, Amelia Pang, Jordan Soriot, Aaron Yeoh

To showcase this recent work in the masterclass, UTS school of Architecture will host an exhibition on Wednesday 31st October 2012 from 6-9pm
at 50 Kensington St, Chippendale 2008

Image: Michael Ford

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