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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Wolfgang E. Lorenz on ResearchGate

TU Personenprofil Lorenz

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 2022:
Multilayered Complexity Evaluation within Configurators for Design

Multilayered Complexity Evaluation within Configurators for Design – Responsible Collaborative Systems for Architectural and Product Design
Talk and Proceeding: eCAADe 2022 – Co-creating the Future: Inclusion in and through Design (KU Leuven Technology Campus, Ghent/Belgium | conference)

This paper describes the concept of integrating several complexity evaluation methods, previously developed and tested by the authors, into one product configurator through a technical prototype. ...

eCAADe 2022:

NoMoTown – An agent-based model of transport mode choice
Talk and Proceeding: eCAADe 2022 – Co-creating the Future: Inclusion in and through Design (KU Leuven Technology Campus, Ghent/Belgium | conference)

In most cities, cars remain the dominant mode of transport. This is a huge problem not only because of obvious effects such as congestion and pollution, but also because it causes health issues for commuters themselves which lead to further costs for the community. ...

Kindergarten meets Easy Rider

kleines Entwerfen WS2022

Kindergarten und Motorrad? Was auf den ersten Blick nicht zusammenhängt, ist beim näheren Hinsehen ein spannendes Gegensatzpaar, aus dem sich ein Denken „out-of-the-box“ ergeben soll: ...

Designing dynamic hospitals for pandemics

Student Works; Design Studio 2020W.

Wolfgang E. Lorenz and Gabriel Wurzer. The design studio "designing a dynamic hospital for pandemics" took place in the winter term 2020/2021 at TU Wien, during the 2nd wave of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. ...

Fractal and Fractional:
Multilayered Complexity Analysis in Architectural Design

Multilayered Complexity Analysis in Architectural Design: Two Measurement Methods Evaluating Self-Similarity and Complexity
Journal Paper: Fractal and Fractional, 5 (2021), 4; S. 1 - 25.
DOI 10.3390/fractalfract5040244