Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Wolfgang E. Lorenz

Wolfgang E. Lorenz is a researcher and lecturer at the Vienna University of Technology. His main research focuses on the application of digital media in architecture and spatial planning, especially on the examination and elaboration of applying fractal geometry to architecture. Other research fields concern simulation, process visualization, generative design, software engineering, algorithms, and programming languages. In the past 7 years, he has collaborated on projects regarding data analysis and software development. He published several research papers, articles, and books on students’ design work and excursions. In 2014, he obtained a doctoral degree in architecture for his thesis on Analysis of Fractal Architecture using the Box-Counting Method.

  • Since 2014 he has been supporting eCAADe (2014 Newcastle/UK, 2015 International Vienna/Austria, 2016 Oulu/Finland and 2017 Rome/ Scientific Italy), CAADRIA (2017 Suzhou/China), ARENA (2017 Meetings Brussels/Belgium) and CA2RE (2017 Ljubljana/Slovenia) through management of the web-based ProceeDings paper editor used for producing conference proceedings. In 2015 he was part of the organisation team of the eCAADe 2015 Conference in Vienna, Austria, together with Bob Martens, Thomas Grasl, Gabriel Wurzer and Richard Schaffranek.
  • Since 2009 he is reviewer for selected conferences: eCAADe, International Conference for Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe; CAADence in Architecture; Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD); I-WISH (Innovative Methods in Healthcare, as part of I3M Multiconference).
  • Since 1999 he holds a business licences as an "Advertising Graphics-Designer" and since 2006 one in "Services of automatic data processing and information technology".

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Script language

Note: Concerning the described codes (written in VBA, NetLogo, Three.js, Processing and Python), the author is not focused on good coding style. They are only used for scientific and teaching purposes (developed in a step by step process).


eCAADe 2023:
F2F: Algorithmic approach on kindergarten architecture

F2F: Algorithmic approach on kindergarten architecture
Talk and Proceeding: eCAADe 2023 – Digital Design Reconsidered (TU Graz | conference)

In the context of the design studio "Kindergarten meets Easy Rider", new and innovative ways of building kindergartens were examined. In more detail, we took the biking milieu with its demand for freedom and individualism as a starting point for rethinking kindergarten design. ...

connect the dots: algorithmischer Entwurf urbaner Seilbahninfrastrukturen

kleines Entwerfen WS2023

Das kleine Entwerfen mit dem Titel „connect the dots“ verbindet die Planung eines Stationsgebäudes für eine Stadtseilbahn mit digitalen Entwurfsstrategien. Mehrere Großstädte setzen auf Stadtseilbahnen als Verbindung zu Aussichtspunkten, zur innerstädtischen Verkehrsentlastung oder als Touristenattraktion (vgl. Rio de Janerio, London, Porto, New York, Barcelona, Köln). Auch in Wien ...

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Fractal and Fractional:
Spherical Box-Counting: Combining 360° Panoramas with Fractal Analysis

Spherical Box-Counting: Combining 360° Panoramas with Fractal Analysis
Journal Paper: Fractal and Fractional, (2023) Vol.7, Issue 4, 327; pp.1-20.
DOI 10.3390/fractalfract7040327 

Special Issue
"From Fractal Geometry to Visual Intelligence in Architecture"

The Special Issue is aiming for contributions that deal with new methods of fractal based analysis and/or generative design suited to the field of architecture. With architecture in the center of interest, research in related fields, as well as interdisciplinary perspectives on this specific subject, is required, and architects, civil engineers, product designers, mathematicians, computer scientists, and others are invited to this Special Issue. ...

Vertical Green Utopia

kleines Entwerfen SS2023

Das kleine Entwerfen mit dem Titel „Vertical Green Utopia“ verbindet die Planung von vertikalem Grünraum mit digitalen Entwurfsstrategien. Die Stadt Wien steht gehört zu jenen Städten Europas, die durch die globale Klimaerwärmung stark unter Druck steht. ...