We are constantly exploring, experimenting and tinkering with space, material and structure to find new ways for architecture to respond to our current environmental and socio-political challenges.


Gustav Düsing studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart and the Architectural Association in London and is a registered architect in Berlin. He has participated in numerous art and architecture exhibitions including the first ever Antarctic Biennale (2017) . He is the 2020 recipient of the Rome Prize for Architecture and in 20/21 was an Artist in Residence at the German Academy in Rome, Villa Massimo.

Since 2015 he has taught at different Universities including, the TU Braunschweig, UDK Berlin and in 2021 he was appointed visiting Professor at the University Roma Tre. In 2022 Gustav Düsing was co-teaching a design studio at Cornell University AAP.



Sebastian Muellauer
Justyna Profaska
Chiara Siravo
Carson Chan
Dehlia Hannah
Max Hacke
Yannis Efstathiou
Katharina Pütter
Nadim Samman
Mariami Kurtishvili
Lutz Henke
Johannes Förster
Charlotte Wiedemann
Caspar Richter
Leonhard Clemens
Blake Villwock
James Cosgrave
Janos Bergob
Sonia Cohan
Sinta Werner
Kadhija Zinnenburg Carrol




GRANDE MAXXI. I progetti finalisti
Maxxi Museum Rome
15.11 – 02.04.2023

Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden
Japanisches Palais, 24.06 – 25.09.2022

FKA SIX, Project Space, Berlin
with Carson Chan
Berlin – 01.04 – 09.05.2022

Spazi Aperti XIX 2021
Academia Romania in Rome
07.07 – 21.07.2021

Künste a Villa Massimo
Deutsche Akademie in Rom, Villa Massimo
Rome — 21.10.2020

The Ec(centric)City
Akademie der Künste
Berlin — 10.09.2020

Antarctica as a Project at
Munich — 17.01.2018

Antarctic Biennale 2017 / Antarctic Pavilion
Biennale Di Venezia, 2017

4th Marrakech Biennale
Marrakech, 2012*

Educating Architects – Reinventing Architecture (Exhibition)
Tokyo, 2009

* while working for Barkow-Leibinger as a Project Architect


MSA, Münster School of Architecture, Design Studio, WS 22/23

Cornell University, Architecture Art and Planing (AAP), Ithaca, New York, Cornell in Rome, 2022

Visiting Professor at Università  Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, 2021

UDK Berlin (Studio Sobejano), from 2018 until 2021

TU-Braunschweig (IAD), from 2015 until 2019

UDK Berlin, (KET), from  2015 until 2016

Architectural Association Visiting School Melbourne, 2016


Lecture and guided tour for students of the TU Darmstadt 04.2023

Lecture and guided tour for students of the RWTH Aachen 04.2023

Lecture at IED Roma 11.2022

Guest Lecture at Harvard GSD Seminar Abroad Arles 11.2022

Lecture at Tempel University in Rome 09.2022

Lecture at TU Berlin, with Max Hacke, 02.2022

Lecture at Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Horizonte 01.2022

Speaker, sustainable design and regenerative architecture in cultural spaces, Tate + / IKT 10.2021

Speaker, berlin questions, metropolis – the new now 08.2021

Lecture TU Hamburg 06.2021

Speaker, new european bauhaus and cultural institutions, maxxi roma 06.2021

Lecture Unicam Saad, Ascoli 05.2021

Lecture TU Darmstadt 01.2021

Lecture Chinese University of Hong-Kong 09.2020

Lecture Hochschule für Bildene Künste Braunschweig 05.2018

Artist Talk B´N´K´R Munich, 01.2018

Lecture Melbourne School of Design / Melbourne University 01.2016

We are pleased to announce that our project for TU Braunschweig has been shortlisted for the DAM Prize 2024. The annual prize is one of the most prestigious awards in Germany and is presented by the Deutsches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt a.M.
Photo by Iwan Baan

Our project for the TU Braunschweig is on the cover of the Deutsches Architektenblatt, published by the German Chamber of Architects. The author Frank Maier-Solgk points out the unique process from which the project emerged: an internal design competition between the faculty of the TU Braunschweig. To the article

another publication in the DBZ (Deutsche Bauzeitschrift). The author Ina Lülfsmann describes very nicely that our project wants to be much more than a desk for studying, but rather a new kind of social space for student culture. To the article

Our project for the TU Braunschweig has been featured in the current issue of Bauwelt. The Author Anna Raischl especially points out the innovative and fully demountable steel – wood hybrid structure. To the article

We are excited to share the news that together with FAKT-Office for Architecture we are selected to be one of six teams to develop strategies for the future of the Architecture School in Siegen as part of the 2023 Siegen Summer School.
You can apply now at Architektur Uni Siegen.

We are pleased about the 1st prize in the design competition for the residence of the German Embassy Tel Aviv / Israel!
Based on our design strategy “Eco-Minimalism” – the questioning of material- and energy-intensive comfort claims – the existing building of the residence (instead of a demolition and a new construction), is covered only with an ultra-light and changeable umbrella in steel-wood hybrid construction. For the preservation and optimization of the existing building, wolff:architekten bring their decades of experience in the fields of “building on” and “building in the existing”.
The jury particularly praised the way EMMERIK garden design and research dealt with the existing garden, preserving the existing vegetation and, where necessary, carefully adapting it to the local climatic conditions.

On Wednesday 14th of June Gustav Düsing will give a talk about his work on temporary structures as part of the lecture series Studio Talks  at BTU Cottbus. The talk will be in conversation with the architect Sebastian Hoffmann of hoffmannfontana architekturen, Zürich.

Our project for the TU Braunschweig has been covered on Baunetz. Thanks to Maximilian Hinz for the great article and Leonhard Clemens for the beautiful cover shot.

On Wednesday 6th of June Gustav Düsing is giving a lecture about his recent projects at the Hochschule Darmstadt, Fachbereich Architektur organized by Prof. Winston Hampel

Together with Knippers-Helbig and the landscape architects of Studio-Erde we won a competition to design a new bridge in Gundelsheim, Bavaria. The project aims to create a new public space connecting the street level with the river.

Together with Fakt-Office for Architecture we taught a design studio for the winter semester 22/23 at MSA. Thanks to the students and faculty for making it possible.

Thanks so much for the beautiful PLAT 11: Soft – Co-Editors: Jane van Velden + Paul DeFazio of  Rice Architecture with a conversation between philosopher Dehlia Hannah  and Gustav Düsing about Antarctica as a project, energy as a building material and blackouts as future scenarios.

In todays Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung the architectural critic Niklas Maak wrote about our soon to open Studierendenhaus TU Braunschweig. Apart from its unique program Niklas Maak pointed out the demountable structure as a way to make buildings last way beyond their conventional life span. In a different form in a different place, buildings like ours can be demounted and reassembled to serve a new purpose. A house for tomorrow and for all days. With Max Hacke.
Photos by Leonhard Clemens.

In the spring semester of 2022 Gustav Düsing will teach a design studio at Cornell AAP alongside Val Warke and Daniele Durante as part of the Cornell in Rome Program.