Peer-reviewed papers

B Svetozarevic, M Begle, P Jayathissa, S Caranovic, R F Shepherd, Z Nagy, I Hischier, J Hofer, A Schlueter; Dynamic photovoltaic building envelopes for adaptive energy and comfort management; Nature Energy 4.8; pp. 671-682 (2019); Link

G P Lydon, S Caranovic, I Hischier, A Schlueter; Coupled simulation of thermally active building systems to support a digital twin; Energy and Buildings 202: 109298 (2019); Link

L Walker, J Hofer, A Schlueter; High-resolution, parametric BIPV and electrical systems modeling and design: Applied Energy 238; pp. 164-179 (2019); Link 

M Popescu, M Rippmann, T Van Mele, P Block; KnitCrete: Building in Concrete with a Stay-in-Place Knitted Fabric Formwork; The Materials Book: Inspired by the 6th LafargeHolcim Foundation Forum; Germany (2019).

P Block, C Calvo Barentin, F Ranaudo, N Paulson; Imposing Challenges, Disruptive Changes: Rethinking the Floor Slab; The Materials Book: Inspired by the 6th LafargeHolcim Foundation Forum; Germany (2019); Link

N B Roozen, Q Leclère, D Urbán, T Méndez Echenagucia, P Block, M Rychtáriková, C Glorieux; Assessment of the airborne sound insulation from mobility vibration measurements; a hybrid experimental numerical approach; Journal of Sound and Vibration; 432: pp. 680-698 (2018); Link

T Méndez Echenagucia, D Pigram, A Liew, T Van Mele, P Block; Full-scale prototype of a cable-net and fabric formed concrete thin-shell roof; Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2018; USA (2018).

A Liew, D López López, T Van Mele, P Block; Design, fabrication and testing of a prototype, thin-vaulted, unreinforced concrete floor; Engineering Structures; 137: pp. 323-335 (2017); Link

A Groenewolt, J Bakker, J Hofer, Z Nagy, A Schlueter; Methods for modeling, analysis and optimization of bendable photovoltaic modules on irregularly curved surfaces; Int. Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering (2016); Link

B Svetozarevic, Z Nagy, J Hofer, D Jacob, M Begle, E Chatzi, A Schlueter; SoRo-Track: A Two-Axis Soft Robotic Platform for Solar Tracking and Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Applications; IEEE Int. Conference on Robotics and Automation; Sweden (2016). 

B Svetozarevic, Z Nagy, D Rossi, A Schlueter; Experimental Characterization of a 2-DOF Soft Robotic Platform for Architectural Applications; Robotics: Science and Systems; Workshop on Advances on Soft Robotics; USA (2014); Link

D López López, D Veenendaal, M Akbarzadeh, P Block; Prototype of an ultra-thin, concrete vaulted floor system; Proceedings of the IASS-SLTE 2014 Symposium; Brazil (2014); Link

D Rossi, Z Nagy, A Schlueter; Simulation Framework for Design of Adaptive Solar Facade Systems; CISBAT; Switzerland (2013). 

D Rossi, Z Nagy, A Schlueter; Adaptive Distributed Robotics for Environmental Performance, Occupant Comfort and Architectural Expression; Int’l. Journal of Architectural Computing; vol.10; No.3; pp.341-360 (2012); Link

D Veenendaal, P Block; Design process for a prototype concrete shells using a hybrid cable-net and fabric formwork; Engineering Structures; 75: pp. 39-50 (2014); Link

D Veenendaal, M Bezbradica, D Novak, P Block; Controlling the geometry and forces of hybrid cable-net and fabric formworks; Proceedings of the IASS-SLTE 2014 Symposium; Brazil (2014); Link

G P Lydon, J Hofer, B Svetozarevic, Z Nagy, A Schlueter; Coupling energy systems with lightweight structures for a net plus energy building;, Appl. Energy 189; pp. 310-326 (2017); Link

G P Lydon, J Hofer, Z Nagy, A Schlueter; High-resolution analysis for the development of tabs in lightweight structure; IBPSA Building Simulation 2017(2017); Link

G P Lydon, J Hofer, Z Nagy, A Schlueter; Thermal analysis of a multifunctional floor element; IBPSA Building Simulation and Optimization (2016); Link

G P Lydon, A Willmann, J Hofer, Z Nagy, A Schlueter; Balancing operational and embodied emissions for the energy concept of an experimental research and living unit; Proceedings of CISBAT; Switzerland (2015).

J Hofer, B Svetozarevic, A Schlueter; Hybrid AC/DC building microgrid for solar PV and battery storage integration; Conference: IEEE Second International Conference on DC Microgrids (ICDCM) (2017); Link

J Hofer, A Groenewolt, P Jayathissa, Z Nagy, A Schlueter; Parametric analysis and systems design of dynamic photovoltaic shading modules; Energy Science and Engineering; pp.134–152 (2016); Link

J Hofer, Z Nagy, A Schlueter; Electrical design and layout optimization of flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules; EU PVSEC Conference; Germany (2016); Link

P Block, A Schlueter et al.; NEST HiLo: Investigating lightweight construction and adaptive energy systems; Journal of Building Engineering; Volume 12 pp. 332-341 (2017); Link

P Jayathissa, S Caranovic, J Hofer, Z Nagy, A Schlueter; Performative design environment for kinetic photovoltaic architecture; Automation in Construction; vol. 93; no. May; pp. 339–347 (2018); Link

P Jayathissaa, M Luzzatto, J Schmidli, J Hofer, Z Nagy, A Schlueter; Optimising Building Net Energy Demand with Dynamic BIPV Shading; Applied Energy; 202; pp. 726-735 (2017); Link

P Jayathissa, J Schmidli, J Hofer, A Schlueter; Energy performance of PV modules as adaptive building shading systems; EU PVSEC Conference; Germany (2016); Link

P Jayathissa, S Caranovic, M Begle, B Svetozarevic, J Hofer, Z Nagy, A Schlueter; Structural and Architectural Integration of Adaptive Photovoltaic Modules; Conference on Advanced Building Skins; Switzerland (2016); Link

P Jayathissa, M Jansen, N Heeren, Z Nagy, A Schlueter; Life cycle assessment of dynamic building integrated photovoltaics; Solar energy materials and solar cells 156; pp. 75-82 (2016).

T Méndez Echenagucia, B Roozen, P Block; Minimization of sound radiation in doubly curved shell structures by means of stiffness; Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium; Japan (2016); Link

Z Nagy et al.; The Adaptive Solar Facade: From Concept to Prototypes; Frontiers of Architectural Research; (2016); Link

Z Nagy, M Hazas, M Frei, D Rossi, A Schlueter; Illuminating Adaptive Comfort: Dynamic Lighting for the Active Occupant; Proc. 8th Windsor Conference: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World; UK (2014); Link


Invited lectures

P Block; First RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication; ETH Zurich (2018).

P Block; 9th Institute of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Asia-Pacific Forum on “Going Digital in Structural Engineering”; China (2017).

P Block; DigitalFUTURE Shanghai 2017; China (2017).

P Block; Footbridge 2017; TU Berlin; Germany (2017).

P Block; University College; Bartlett School of Architecture; UK (2017).

P Block; University of Bath; Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering; UK (2017).

P Block; Cardiff University; Welsh School of Architecture; UK (2016).

P Block; Geometry and Computational Design (GCD) Symposium; Austria (2016).

P Block; Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia; Spain (2016).

P Block; Polytechnic University of Valencia, Department of Architecture; Spain (2016).

P Block; Structural Engineering Day; Chalmers University of Technology; Sweden (2016).

P Block; Symposium on Computational Fabrication; MIT CSAIL; USA (2016).

P Block; University of Michigan; Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Plannin; USA (2016).

P Block; Czech Technical University in Prague; Faculty of Architecture; Czech Republic (2015).

P Block; Geometry and Computational Design (GCD) Symposium; Austria (2015).

P Block; Princeton University; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; USA (2015).

P Block; Structural Engineering Day; Chalmers University of Technology; Sweden (2015).

P Block; Symposium on Computational Fabrication; MIT CSAIL; USA (2015).

P Block; TU Darmstadt; Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Germany (2015).

P Block; University of British Columbia; School of Architecture; Canada (2015).

P Block; Chalmers University of Technology; Department of Architecture; Sweden (2014).

P Block; ETH Zurich; Department of Architecture; Switzerland (2014).

P Block; University College London; The Bartlett School of Architecture; UK (2014).

P Block; University of Applied Arts; Institute of Architecture; Austria (2014).

P Block; University of Kassel; School of Architecture; Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture; Germany (2014).

P Block; University of Oregon; Department of Architecture; USA (2014).

P Block; Architectural Association; School of Architecture; UK (2013).

P Block; Monash University; Faculty of Art; Design and Architecture; Australia (2013).

P Block; RMIT University; Design Research institute; Australia (2013).

P Block; Syracuse University School of Architecture London Program; UK (2013).

P Block; Université Catholique de Louvain; Faculty of Architecture; Architectural Engineering and Urbanism; Belgium (2012).

P Block; University of Technology Sydney; Faculty of Design; Architecture & Building; Australia (2012).

P Block; Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Department of Architectural Engineering; Belgium (2012).