Scitec TV documents the research project sponsored by the Research Council Oman "Towards Sustainable Patterns of Urbanisation in Oman" conducted by the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) and Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), featuring Prof. Aurel von Richthofen and research assistant Haitham Al Busafi as well as GUtech students. The team of Scitec TV follows the researchers through the suburbs of Muscat Capital Area to the neighborhoods of Fanja and Al Khoudh, where 4 phases of urbanisation from 1970 to present can be traced.
Aurel von Richthofen presents his creative work done by his firm aurelVR during the years 2007 - 2009. He narrates the story as a video projection flips through his portfolio. This creates an interactive presentation where the audience engages with the projects and the presenter. Projects include: Nouvelle Commedie de Geneve, Zurich Elefant Park, TU Delft Campus, Einheits und Freiheitsdenkmal Berlin.
Aurel von Richthofen speaks at the Urban Oman conference 2011 on the topic of parametric urban design in the context of Oman. He presents a piece of software, the sustainability engine. It can take into account climatic, programmatic and social parameters and computes an optimized design.
Aurel von Richthofen | German University of Technology Oman
Urbanisation Patterns at the Gulf of Arabia
Guest lecture at ISU | Institute for Sustainable Urbanism
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
16.45 - 18.15 | PK 4.7
Aurel von Richthofen in academia
Aurel von Richthofen is an architect, researcher and teacher. He has lectured on topics such as parametric design to patterns of urbanisation in Oman. Here is a collection of his recent lectures and media features.