Beyond Rendering, TU Berlin

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. The "parametric shift" indicates a tendency towards the text, more explicitly the script.

Architectural representation with digital means is not about the rendering of perfect image but about rethinking Victor Hugo's (1802 – 1885) famous quote on the dawn of architecture as leading cultural medium and applying it to computation: “Ceci tuera cela”...
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Beyond Rendering Conference venue at TU Berlin
Aurel von Richthofen speaking at Beyond Rendering

Brooklyn Smart Dots

Brooklyn Smart Dots originates in the radical re-conception of street traffic and proposes an intelligent surface of communicating luminous dots.

Crossing The Line Conference

Aurel speaks at the American University of Dubai on the conference "Crossing the Line - Drawing in the Middle East". The Architectural drawings, such as design sketches, plans, sections, axonometrics and perspectives, underwent a dramatic shift since the advent of CAD tools.

@ Sultan Qabous University

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. The lecture is structured around three aspects of parametric design: design that can accommodate different parameters, design that computes and design beyond form.

Marvelous Mondays

Aurel von Richthofen presents his design and research work to GUtech students of Architecture and Urban Planning (UPAD) in 2011. Aurel uses a video flip-through of his portfolio 2007-09 showing early design and teaching projects including the Zurich elephant park, TU Delft campus, Rotterdam Museum and EuroMarseille competition.

Digital Design & Representation

Digital Design and Representation stand at the core of the education of architects and urban designers. Due to the proliferation of computers, the increasing computer literacy amongst incoming students and the fundamental shift in the profession towards the digital, digital design and representation needs to be re-assessed all together.

CAD lecture series Trier

TRIER, Apr. 2012, Venue: CAD lecture series, Organizer: Fachhochschule Trier, Title of the paper presented: “Parametrie – Von der Formgenese zur Organisation räumlicher Zusammenhänge”

Portfolio 2009-2013

This portfolio collects three lines of investigation explored simultaneously and mutually re-enforcing the work produced by aurelVR during 2009-2013: Research, Teaching and Practice. Research on urbanization in Oman and the Gulf marks a new field of investigation of design processes and spatial organization beyond form. Teaching expands in the same direction using digital tools to support design and research. The design part, finally, collects various projects done with aurelVR in Berlin and Oman.

Featured on Architzer

aurelVR project "new bowkunde TU Delft" featured on Architzer and Party in Berlin. Follow aurelVR on architizer: