bricks are landing
algorithmic design of bricks pavilion (book) W.E. Lorenz, G. Wurzer (Hrg.). Mit einem Vorwort von Franz Kolnerberger (Geschäftsführer Vertrieb Wienerberger Österreich GmbH).
Im Zuge des kleinen Entwerfens “bricks are landing” (WS 2017) wurde die algorithmische Formfindung und/oder Optimierung an Hand eines freistehenden Pavillons untersucht. Übergeordnetes Ziel des Entwerfens war es das Verständnis und den Einsatz des algorithmischen Denkens in der Architekturpraxis zu fördern. ...
Journal Paper: A Cell-Based Method to Support Hospital Refurbishment
in Applied Mechanics and Materials (Volume 887)
G. Wurzer, U. Coraglia, U. Pont, C. Weber, W Lorenz, A. Mahdavi
Hospital refurbishments often take place in parallel to regular operation, resulting in a scheduling problem: Construction activities must located such as they do not clash with daily work activities and vice versa. ...
Handbuch für Gildefunktionäre: Leitfaden der Pfadfinder-Gilde Österreichs
Überarbeitet von Wolfgang E. Lorenz, Ferry Partsch, Werner Weilguny. Das Handbuch dient als Nachschlagewerk und bietet eine umfangreiche Information zu allen relevanten Aspekten einer einzelnen Pfadfinder-Gilde. ...
Options for obtaining a 'Gründerzeit' flat – A wet dream explored by means of a Cellular Automata model
Talk and Proceeding: eCAADe 2018 - Computing for a better tomorrow - Proceedings of the 36th eCAADe Conference (Lodz, Poland, 2018). (paper & talk)
G. Wurzer, W Lorenz. This work explores the dichotomy between old areas offering high-quality living in a low-density neighborhood (typically near the city center) and newly-developed areas with high-density and lesser quality in the suburbs. ...
Architekt Robert Kramreiter – die Pfarrkirche Maria Lourdes: Anlässlich der 60 Jahrfeier des Weihetermines der Pfarrkirche Maria Lourdes in Wien Meidling werden vor allem die Einflüsse verschiedener Personengruppen im Zuge der Entwurfsplanung betrachtet.
Studie 3D Visualisierung
Studie/Visualisierung zur Planänderung des Flächenwidmungs- und Bebauungsplanes an Hand eines konkreten Fallbeispieles.
function & form
Vortrag: ITU institute of science and technology, Istanbul; 08.11.2010
November 8th, 2010,
Fractal Characteristics and Architecture
In the year 1975 Benoit Mandelbrot introduced the term Fractal as a possibility to distinguish self-similar natural or artificial objects from smooth Euclidean objects. Since then Fractals have been identified in many fields. Under the presupposition of the new Geometry of Fractals mainly two kinds of architectural compositions can be differentiated – with nuances in between. Those buildings offering self-similarity are close to Fractal Geometry and distinguish themselves from the smooth Euclidean Geometry of Modern architecture that is reduced to a few geometrical objects. But buildings are no Fractals in the same sense as mathematical Fractals.
Fractals are defined by their characteristics – self-similarity, generation by iterations, rough surfaces, infinite complexity, dependence on starting parameters and common features with nature. But often the only way to describe Fractals is through their Fractal Dimension. With regard to this definition, architecture and façades in particular can be described according to visual criteria whether they offer fractal characteristics or not, examining various levels of scale. Limits are imposed by certain influences that are inherent in buildings, ranging from materials used over purposes to specific sizes of certain details. In nature such influences are amongst others caused by weather and climate, which changes the idealized fractal structure. The factor of chance is then what turns the outcome of such computerized simulations into realistic models. Hence fractal characteristics such as self-similarity of natural and artificial objects are difficult to describe precisely. As an example, Robie House by Frank Lloyd Wright offers self-similarity on different scales using the horizontality of the surrounding nature as a concept that is translated into the building with regard to purpose, material and construction. The horizontally stretched façade consists of widely protruding, longitudinally stretched roofs and stretched storeys, where the storeys themselves again consist of level window-strips and horizontal parts of walls, with the walls again being structured horizontally by emphasized back mortar beds and flush brought narrow header joints. But how can this concept be measured?
Graduate Studies in Building Science and Technology
1 VU ... 3,0
Evolutionary Algorithms and Fractal Geometry in Architectural Design
Lecture: university of east london, London; 02.02.2005
February 2nd, 2005,
Self-Similarity in Architectural Design
Lecture: Aedas Architects Limited, London; 03.02.2005;
February 3rd, 2005,
How is self-similarity achieved at Robie House, Chicago from 1909?
The concept of the basic idea is not only found in examples that are close to nature. It is also true for Schröder House by Gerrit Rietveld built in 1924. This building belongs to de Stijl. This time lines and disks of different functions, characteristics and scales can be found.
Schröder House by Gerrit Rietveld