Portfolio 2002-2009

This Portfolio 2002-2009 is primarily an archive of projects gradually expanding through teaching and practice. In analogy to the periodic table this archive can hold, but also predict, elements before their actual discovery or realization in design. Within this framework the projects resist a reductive chronological or typological classification, common to many architectural portfolios.

Editor: Aurel von Richthofen
Place: Columbus Ohio, USA 
Year: 2009 
Type: Publication
Size: 152 pages A5
Circulation: 40 printed copies & web publication

View the portfolio here: 
http://issuu.com/aurelvr/docs/aurelvr_issuu

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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.

aurelVR redesign

Johanna Siebein and Aurel von Richthofen developed the new corporate identity for aurelVR. The CI includes a new logo constructed from parallel lines reflecting the firm's analytic and constructive approach to design. A first product is a new publication of the research, teaching and design activities of aurelVR. The 92 page booklet features three sections of different width and is produced in a small series. The new CI was also applied to relaunch the website implemented in Drupal by Tino Urbiks.

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 Module Coordinator for Alternative Construction Materials at the Future Cities Lab in Singapore. His CV can be found here: https://www.zotero.org/aurelvr/cv

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.