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M.Sc. ITECH (Dist.), B.Sc. (Arch.)

Hans Jakob Wagner

Research Associate
2017 - current


+49 711 685 819 28

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Research focus on the topics of advanced computational timber architecture and associated robotic production systems and processes within the research project “Timber Construction 4.0”, “Cluster of Excellence  - RP3 and RP4". 
Dissertation topic: "Project-based Robotic Timber Construction: A framework for the integrative co-evolution of building- and automation systems in computational wood construction"

Wagner, H. J., Groenewolt, A., Alvarez, M., Menges, A.: 2020, Towards Digital Automation Flexibility in Large-Scale Timber Construction: Integrative Robotic Prefabrication and Co-Design of the BUGA Wood Pavilion, Construction Robotics, Springer, 2020. (

Wagner, H. J., Alvarez, M., Bhiri, Z., Buck, M., Menges, A.: 2020, Flexible and transportable robotic timber construction platform – TIM, Automation in Construction, Volume 120, December 2020. (

Wagner, H. J., Garufi, D., Schwinn, T., Wood, D., Menges, A.,: 2021, Three-Dimensional Fibre Placement in Wood for connections and reinforcements in timber structures, Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2020/21 and the 7th International Conference on Spatial Structures. (accepted)

Wagner, H. J., Chai, H., Guo, Z., Menges, A., Yuan, P. F.: 2020, Towards an On-Site Fabrication System for Bespoke, Unlimited and Monolithic Timber Slabs (Poster), Workshop on Building Construction and Architecture Robotics, International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Las Vegas (USA)

Wagner, H. J., Aicher, S., Balange, L., Basalla, U., Schwieger, V., Menges, A.: 2021, Qualities of the Unique: Accuracy- and Process-Controll in Project-based Robotic Timber Construction, in Proceedings of the World Conference in Timber Engineering, Santiago di Chile, Chile (accepted)

Duque, R., Kannenberg F., Wagner, H. J., Yablonina, M., Menges, A.: 2020, Integrative Design Methods for Spatial Winding, Advances in Architectural Geometry Conference AAG 2020 (AAG), Paris (accepted)

Duque, R., Kannenberg F., Wagner, H. J., Yablonina, M., Menges, A.: 2020, Spatial Winding: Cooperative Heterogeneous Mulit-Robot System for Fibrous Structures, Construction Robotics, Springer 2020. (

Qi, Y., Zhong, R., Kaiser, B., Nguyen, L., Wagner, H. J., Verl, A., Menges, A.: 2020, Working with Uncertainties: An Adaptive Fabrication Workflow for Bamboo Structures, In: Yuan P.F., Yao J., Yan C., Wang X., Leach N. (eds) Proceedings of the 2020 DigitalFUTURES. CDRF 2020. Springer, Singapore. (

Alvarez, M., Wagner, H. J., Groenewolt, A., Krieg, O. D., Kyjanek, O., Aldinger, L., Bechert, S., Sonntag, D., Menges, A., Knippers, J.: 2019, The buga wood pavilion – Integrative interdisciplinary advancements of digital timber architecture. in ACADIA – Ubiquity and Autonomy [Proceedings of the ACADIA Conference 2019]. The University of Texas, Austin, pp. 490-499. (ISBN 978-0-578-59179-7)

Garufi, D., Wagner, H. J., Schwinn, T., Wood, D., Bechert, S., Menges, A., Knippers, J.: 2019, Fibrous Joints for Lightweight Segmented Timber Shells, in Leopold, C., Robeller, C., Weber, U. (Eds.), Research Culture in Architecture, Birkhäuser, Basel, pp 53-64. (ISBN 978-3-035620-23-8) 

Sonntag, D., Aldinger, L., Bechert, S., Alvarez, M., Groenewolt, A., Krieg, O. D., Wagner, H. J., Knippers, J., Menges, A.: 2019, Lightweight segmented timber shell for the Bundesgartenschau 2019 in Heilbronn. in Form and Force - Proceedings of IASS Annual Symposium 2019, Barcelona, pp. 1-8, (ISSN 2518-6582)

Menges, A., Knippers, J., Wagner, H. J., Zechmeister, C.: 2020, Pilotprojekte für ein Integratives Computerbasiertes Planen und Bauen, in Berichte der Fachtagung Bauplanung - Baupraxis 14, pp. 67-79. (ISBN 978-3-00-064639-3)

Menges, A., Knippers, J., Wagner, H. J., Sonntag, D.: 2019, BUGA Holzpavillon – Freiformfläche aus robotisch gefertigten Nulltoleranz- Segmenten, in Proceedings of the 25. Internationales Holzbau-Forum IHF 2019, pp. 129-138. (ISBN 978-3-906226-29-3)

Garufi, D., Wagner, H.J., Bechert, S., Schwinn, T., Wood, D., Menges, A., Knippers, J.: 2018, Fibrous Timber Joints for Segmented Timber Shells, in Cornelie Leopold, Christopher Robeller and Ulrike Weber (eds.): RCA 2018. Research Culture in Architecture x International Conference on Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration, Kaiserslautern. (ISBN 978-3-95974-094-4)

Menges, A., Schwinn, T., Wagner, H. J.: 2018, Bionische segmentierte Holzplattenschalen: integrative agentenbasierte Modellierung und robotische Fertigung, in 24. Internationales Holzbau-Forum IHF 2018, Biel, pp. 239-249. (ISBN 978-3-906226-23-1)

Design Studios:

ITECH MSc. Thesis Students:

  • Joint Effort - Simon Lut, Lasath Siriwardena,  Tim Stark (IntCDC Thesis Grant 2020)
  • Working with Uncertainties - Yue Qi, Ruquing Zhong (IntCDC Thesis Grant 2020)
  • Spatial Winding - Rebeca Duque Estrada, Fabian Kannenberg
  • Bent-Computational Tooth Construction - Miro Bannwart

Special Workshops:

  • KUKA-certified Basic Robot Programming Workshop, since 2019 w/ Tobias Schwinn
    University of Stuttgart with KUKA College Gersthofen, Stuttgart & Augsburg

International Workshops Lead:

Hans Jakob Wagner is a Research Associate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD). He received a B.Sc. in Architecture from Vienna University of Technology and subsequently completed the ITECH Master Program at University of Stuttgart with distinction in 2017. During his studies he worked for renowned architecture offices in Vienna and Paris as well as at the Vienna University of Technology and the University of Stuttgart.




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Contact information


Institute for Computational Design and Construction

University of Stuttgart, Keplerstraße 11, 70174 Stuttgart

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