AUREL VON RICHTHOFEN

German born in Geneva, Aurel von Richthofen studied architecture in Switzerland and the USA. He holds a Dipl. Arch. from ETH Zurich, and a M. Arch. from Princeton University. He is a registered architect in Berlin and Zurich. His research focuses on analyzing and interpreting urban space with means of parametric design tools. His current research project examines sustainable patterns of urbanization in Oman. Aurel is currently working as an assistant professor of architecture at GUtech in Oman.

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AURELVR TEAM

aurelVR architecture is a practice of architecture lead by Aurel von Richthofen. We are a team of 3 architects and interns with an extended network of friends, colleagues and former students that share our enthusiasm and that we collaborate with. Our projects range from installation to architecture to urban design. We participate in international architecture competitions. We offer consultancy services in urban design, parametric design and architectural education.

3m’s of Metabolism

Metabolism: The 3 Ms / Published in Pidgin Magazine # 3, 2007, Princeton University / Aurel von Richthofen www.pidgin-magazine.net

Featured on Scitech TV

Scitec TV documents the research project sponsored by the Research Council Oman "Towards Sustainable Patterns of Urbanisation in Oman" conducted by GUtech and SQU, featuring Aurel von Richthofen and Haitham Al Busafi as well as GUtech students.

Urbanisation Conference

International Conference on Challenges of Urbanisation in Arab Gulf Countries March 23. - 25. 2014 
Venue: German University of Technology (GUtech) / Halban Campus
 Organisation: GUtech, Prof. Dr. Sonja Nebel, Aurel von Richthofen

House Like Her

The House Like Her – an artist studio and home – is located by the sea south of Muscat along the magnificent coastline of the Indian Ocean between Quriat and Sur. Linked by the new coastal high-way to the capital the location offers the serenity and unspoilt beauty unique to Oman.

Compact City Oman

Compact city is a design for a sustainable neighborhood in Al Khoudh within the larger Muscat Capital Area based on cultural, climatic and economic criteria of sustainability. This model – both a research method to evaluate, interpret and integrate specific criteria of sustainability as well as a design proposal for a sustainable neighborhood - exemplifies an integrated approach to urbanism adapted to the local Omani conditions.

Warsaw Rotunda

Warsaw Rotunda is a renovation and a tactical urban space project at once. The design takes an existing building, strips its facade and turns its inner space into an observation platform. The reversal of a closed hermetic space into an open public lantern reclaims a central place in Warsaw for the public.

Bitterfeld Wolfen

The competition entry for the urban design in Bitterfeld-Wolfen explores a systemic approach to design along three lines of investigation: an ecological axis of transformation, a demographic axis of transformation and an economic axis of transformation. The design embraces the "artificiality" of the context and proposes a compact parametric urban design.

School Crisser

School Vevey is a design for an elementary school in Crissier, a small village in the Swiss Romandie. The design includes eight class rooms, a sports hall and related administrative spaces.