DUS was founded in 2004 by its three partners, Hans Vermeulen, Martine de Wit and Hedwig Heinsman, out of the desire to re-connect architecture with the public. The experienced office worked on large-scale projects such as the re-design of 70.000 m2 piers and gates at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, large urban strategies, architecture and retail projects. It received international acclaim for its innovative designs such as the Worlds’ largest interactive light design for the KapellBrücke in Luzern, a temporary building for the Dutch EU presidency, a unique 3D printed bottle for Chanel, and as initiators of the 3D Print Canal House, an internationally acclaimed design-and-build research project into new global housing solutions and market explorations. DUS has won several awards, including the prestigious Amsterdam Awards for the Arts 2011 (‘Amsterdamprijs voor de Kunst’) and SEA Global sustainability Award 2014, next to Barack Obama.
In its drive to democratize architecture, DUS founded Aectual, the design-to-build platform that brings smart & circular customizable 3D printed architecture solutions by and for architects, designers, and designlovers.
At this moment, the entire team of DUS is fully committed to making Aectual the go-to platform for on-demand circular design.
The team of DUS is available for special 3D printing commissions in the field of indoor and outdoor furniture, product design, and architectural installations.