Aurel speaks on the topic of architectural representation on the conference Beyond Rendering organized by Daniel Lordick at TU Berlin. Architectural representation had only recently moved towards image driven representation forms.
A team of GUtech students lead by professors Nikolaus Knebel, Martin Werminghausen and Aurel von Richthofen win the first prize in the Eco-Friendly House Competition organized by the Research Council Oman. The house will be built on the new Campus premise in Halban, Oman.
Aurel speaks on the concept of chorologic space developed by his ancestor the famous geologist and geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833-1905). Kind invitation of Prof. Dr. Bruno Genito. Cycle of Lectures on the Archeology of the Silk Roads: Routes, Images and Material Culture.
Aurel initiated the Student Expert Group at the German University of Technology in Oman in 2011. The 'Student Experts' Network is a platform sponsored by Autodesk Educational Services in Germany connecting students of architecture, urban planning and engineering across Europe, USA and now the Gul
Aurel von Richthofen lectures at Sultan Qaboos University on the topic of "parametric design beyond form". Kind invitation of Alya Abdul Sattar Yaqoob Al-Hashim to the Dept. of Civil Engineering and Architecture.
Aurel speaks on the topic of rapid urbanization in Oman and its political implications. During the last 40 years the politics of urbanism have induced dramatic, irreversible environmental and cultural changes in Oman.
Aurel presented the 'Qurm' redevelopment project during the Urban Oman conference in Muscat. The lecture demonstrated how to develop and use parametric tools to incorporate environmental data into urban design. The software prototype optimizes the climatic performance of the building envelope, distribution of programme, accessibility within the plot and land-use.