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Hans Jakob Wagner

Research Associate

2017 - current


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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”" and “Cluster of Excellence - Research Projects 3+4”

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 (accepted)

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., 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) (accepted)

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 (accepted)

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, Springer (accepted)

Bannwart, M., Bechert, S., Wagner, H. J., Knippers, J., Menges, A.: 2020, Bent Computational Tooth Construction, in 26. Internationales Holzbau-Forum IHF 2020 (accepted)

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)

Hans Jakob Wagner is a Research Associate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD). He received a BSc in Architecture from Vienna University of Technology and subsequently completed the ITECH Master Program at University of Stuttgart 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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  • ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2020
  • KUKA-certified Basic Robot Programming workshop, since 2019
    University of Stuttgart with KUKA College Gersthofen, Stuttgart & Augsburg

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Institute for Computational Design and Construction

University of Stuttgart, Keplerstraße 11, 70174 Stuttgart

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