Aectual backed by Tony Fadell (Nest & I-pod)

Tony Fadell, Principal at Future Shape, invests in Aectual alongside AKEF and DOEN: “ This technology takes the circularity and sustainability of interior design to a whole new level.”

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DUS & Aectual in Volkskrant newspaper

Our latest designs for Aectual, our global platform for circular furniture and finishes, now in national newspaper De Volkskrant

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Potato Tableware exhibited at Museum de Fundatie

The exhibition ‘Design by nature’ in Museum de Fundatie is a must see, showing art based on the inventiveness of nature. DUS’ potato tableware is a part of it. Read more:

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DUS Urban Cabin on Dezeen

Dezeen listed 7 3D printed homes and of course our urban cabin couldn’t be missed. Read the entire article here:

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DUS interviewed for Elle Decoration

DUS founders talked to Elsbeth Grievink about their circular product designs, founding Aectual, and how they love to collaborate with other designers and brands.

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DUS all-in with Aectual

In order to meet the growing demand for circular 3D printed architectural products, DUS has decided not to take on any new projects until further notice and to place all activities fully at the service of their new tech platform Aectual.

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Tiny Bauhaus at Fundació Mies van der Rohe

After The Musée des Arts et Metiers in Paris,  and The Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, the pavilion can now be visited at the renowned Fundació Mies Van der Rohe Barcelona until May 20th. Next up; Marseille, Vienna and Prague.


DUS designs Tiny Bauhaus celebrating 100 years Bauhaus

DUS was commissioned by Germany Tourism to develop a 3D Printed TINY (BAU)HAUS to commemorate 100 years of Bauhaus, showcasing new technologies to create design for everyone.

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FRAME Award for Loft Store Tokyo

Last night at the 2019 FRAME Awards Show the public has honoured our Loft Store Tokyo project with the Exectutional Award Best Craftsmanship recognising excellence in manufacturing and execution of an interior or spatial design.

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DUS at Salone del Mobile 2018

3D Print Tech company Aectual invited (d)us to create an architectural setting and bespoke flooring patterns that explore Aectual’s boundless freedom in flooring design – come experience it April 17 – 22 at Milan Design Week!

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DUS on stage at FRAME Lab 2018

Nice line-up at the FRAME Lab event! Among others OMA, UN studio & DUS sharing views on design, business models and sustainable digital production.

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DUS enters Dezeen 500 Hotlist 2017 at #190

We are very proud to enter the DEZEEN hot 500 list of 2017 at #190. Check out all the cool brands, personalities and designers of 2017. Happy Holidays and looking forward to amazing moments in 2018!

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DUS featured in special issue of Elle Decoration

Hedwig Heinsman featured among selected few in a very special issue of Canal House by Elle Decoration showcasing some of the nicest interiors of Amsterdam and a sneak peek of our 3D Print production lab.

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DUS designs patterns for Aectual @DDW17

Proud to show our 3D printed floor patterns we designed for & together with Aectual at the Dutch Design Week 2017. Visit the Aectual stand in the main exhibition in the Klokgebouw in hall 4 till 29th of October!

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DUS designs unique 3D printed furniture for LOFT in Tokyo

See & experience our 5 unique 3D printed designs in the new 4000 m2 big LOFT Flagship store in Ginza. A unique exploration in 3D printing, novel materials, and traditional crafts. Thanks Jo & team!

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Press launch new LOFT Flagship store in Ginza

Today the new LOFT flagship store in Ginza (Tokyo, Japan) opened it’s doors for the international press. It was the first time we showed the World our 5 unique 3D printed interior objects.

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This weekend LOFT Ginza will open it’s doors

Good to be back in Tokyo & nice to see  the typical Tokyo Truck billboard driving around with the announcements of the LOFT Flagship store opening this weekend! See you there.

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Two DUS projects at ‘3D Printing the World’

The 3D Print Canal House and our Urban Cabin are now featured in ‘3D Printing the World’ in Madrid. The show offers a broad perspective of this next industrial (r)evolution.

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New collaboration to develop 3D print facade

A 3D printed façade that is 100% circular and can be customized by the customer. That is the ultimate aim of the collaboration between specialist in flexible & temporary buildings De Meeuw, technology company Aectual and DUS.

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DUS featured in Small Homes, Grand Living

Small Homes, Grand Living shows how to make use of a limited space and turn a small apartment into a design marvel. Our Urban Cabin is an iconic innovation on this topic.

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Lecture at the Cologne Real Estate Conference

Hans Vermeulen shares his views on sustainable mass customized production for the building industry as guest speaker at the Cologne Real Estate Conference

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Proud to join Jo Nagasaka for LOFT project in Tokyo

Today we had our first meeting with Jo Nagasaka from Amsterdam to share ideas about design & 3D print bespoke interior objects for the new Loft Flagshipstore in Ginza Tokyo. Very excited to work with this amazing guy and his team.

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Building a new 3D print facility with Aectual

Today the XL 3D printers moved to their new place. We’re building a bigger technology facility together with Aectual to make the digital production of building products better and faster.


Lecture at IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara

Hans Vermeulen was invited to give a joint presentation on 3D printing buildings with Henkel’s Innovation Management Director Vito Buffa at the world’s largest event on printed and flexible electronics.

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Lecture at Architectureworld in Duisburg

Hans Vermeulen was on stage at one of Europe’s most renowned architecture congresses. The 2016 lineup also included Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects), Mick Eekhout (Octatube) and many others!

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Urban Cabin at Abitare Minimo exhibition

DUS together with Steven Holl Architects, Rintala & Eggertsson Architects, Asif Khan and many other industry greats at the exhibition “MINIMUM LIVING” (Villa Alba, Gardone Riviera).

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Urban Cabin on Dezeen

The building is a research into compact and sustainable dwelling solutions in urban environments. It is entirely 3D printed with bio-plastic and can be fully recycled and reprinted.

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Launch 3D printed Urban Cabin

DUS architects built an entirely 3D printed mini-retreat, to escape the speed of everyday city life.

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DUS next to Neelie Kroes at the VNG Annual Conference

Neelie Kroes, Special Envoy of StartUpDelta, introduced DUS and AECTUAL at the VNG Annual Conference. Hedwig Heinsman shared her views with Kroes, Chris Kijne and Django Lor on the challenges of start-ups in the Netherlands

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Working on the interior design for Schiphol

Working on the upgrade of 70.000 m2 piers & gates for Schiphol International Airport. We’re open up again the space to restore the qualities of the existing building and combines this with the needs of 21st century.

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Second XL 3D printer opens in Amsterdam

DUS and ACTUAL together with Henkel and other partners opened a second XL Printer to expand the production capacity for 3D Printing architecture.

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Particle light installation test in Luzern

Last week we did some very successful testing of our permanent light installation on the Kapelbrücke in Luzern, Switzerland’s most important historical landmark.

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Europe Building on Dezeen

DUS Architects has combined 3D printed bioplastic with a tensile fabric structure to create a sculptural facade for the building where European Union meetings will take place.

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Europe building opens for Dutch presidency of the EU

By combining new and old techniques DUS and Actual created a unique temporary facade marking the entrance of the EU complex in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam energy develops first collective solar roof

By transforming a roof of a metro station in Amsterdam into the first collective solar station, Amsterdam Energie offers every citizen without an own roof the opportunity to invest in solar energy.

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Lecture at UBS Global Real Estate conference London

Hedwig Heinsman speaks on the future of digital construction and the effects and opportunities for financing real estate.

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Lecture at Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel

Hans Vermeulen spoke at Switzerland‘s leading innovation conference which took place for the 10th time at the Congress Center in Basel.

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TV interview about printing with potato

Martine de Wit gave an television interview at the daily morning show on RTL, where she explained about circular economy and the opportunities of printing with leftovers from the potato processing industry.

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Exhibition Dutch Design & Technology San Francisco

DUS architects’ 3D Print Canal House and Potato Table Ware can now be seen in ‘Hands Off – New Dutch Design at the Confluence of Technology’ at the Museum of Craft and Design.

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Commission to redesign interior Schiphol Amsterdam Airport

DUS is the lead interior designer of the re-design of the 70.000 m2 Non-Schengen Piers and Gates at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. The airport as a platform, adding new commercial areas and passenger services.

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RTL News features 3D Print Canal House

Dutch national news showcases the 3D Print Canal House project showing the future of building houses. Connecting our Amsterdam innovation lab to the scale of China.

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Winner Excellence Award at Media Arts Festival Japan

The interactive installation 3RD, which we made in collaboration with Monobanda, was awarded during the international price ceremony in Tokyo.

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Dutch King and Queen view 3D Print Canal House in Seoul

The Dutch Royals opened Dutch Design Week exhibition in Seoul. Showing a selection of the finalists of the Dutch Design Week, including the 3D Print Canal House.

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Winner SEA international sustainability award

The Sustainability Entrepreneurship Award for ‘Best Idea’ was awarded to DUS Architects for the 3D Print Canal House project made out of bio-materials.

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Winner design competiton light installation in Luzern

Together with Drift, Digiluce and Rombout Frieling, we won the pitch to create one of the largest permanent interactive light installations in the World, for Switzerland’s most important landmark, the Kapellbrücke.

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Nominated for the New Material Award

The 3D Print Canal House project has been nominated for the New Material Award, due to its innovative and sustainable approach of material use.

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3D Print Canal House in Larry King Now!

US prime time television show about 3D Printing, including our 3D Print Canal House.

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Finalist Dutch Design Awards with 3D Print Canal House

Proud to be nominated for the prestigious Dutch Design Awards in the category Habitat.

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Lecture at California College of the Arts in San Francisco

California College of the Arts presents: Seeing Orange. Hosting some of the most exciting Dutch designers and thought leaders in the fields of architecture, sustainable design, and graphic design.

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Live at DWDD about Obama’s visit

US President Barack Obama visited Amsterdam and had a special viewing in the Rijksmuseum. We shared the ideas of the president about how 3D printers should be part of the education programs for kids live at DWDD daily TV talkshow.

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U.S. President Barack Obama views 3D Print Canal House

During his visit to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The 3D Print Canal House was presented to United States’ President Barack Obama by the Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

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Dutch national TV interview 3D Print Canal House

The 3D Print Canal House was shown on Dutch National TV news show One Today.

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Lecture at Product Innovation Congress Berlin

Product Innovation is an event at the nexus between R&D, Engineering and IT providing insight and inspiration into product information creation, development and management.

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Launch DUS – Do Goodie Bag

DUS was honored to be invited by the Do Goodie organization to design a ‘bag with a mission’: The Do Goodie Bag. The bag is designed with the aim to eliminate disposable plastic bags from the city and will be sold by homeless people.

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Think Dutch publication

DUS is featured with a massive interview and several projects in a new almost 3 kilo heavy ‘bible’ on Dutch Design.

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Lecture at the Shibaura House in Tokyo

Today at 18:00 Tokyo time 🙂 Hans Vermeulen will give a talk about the 3D Print Canal House together with Kotaro Iwaoka of FabCafe. See you there!

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Featured in Domus Israel

No less than 7 full pages on our 3D print canal house alongside the work of Bjarke Ingels, Wiel Arets and Fernando Romero.

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Lecture in Munich at the 3M futureLAB

Today Hedwig will give a lecture in Munich at the 3M futureLAB by UCLA and HUD alongside Enrico Dini, Luca Forcucci and Steve Rommel.


3D Printed Chanel no5 in L’Officiel

The history and future of Chanel inside and on the cover of L’Officiel! DUS was honored to be invited by Chanel and L’Officiel to design a unique 3D printed bottle of the Iconic Chanel no. 5.

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Launch potato table ware printed with waste from fries

DUS developed together with partners a new, 3D-printable ‘porcelain’ made from potato starch. The edible leftovers of the potato that remain after the production of fries are used to 3D print a unique set of unique tableware pieces.

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Featured in Amsterdam Places

DUS is proud to be part of the beautiful book ‘Amsterdam Places’ by the TU Delft dept. of Interiors, Buildings and Cities, as descendants of this department.

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Lecture for the 42nd Chubu Industrial Management Study Mission

Hans gave a lecture to more than 40 engineers from e.g. Toyota and other big Japanese businesses about 3D printing architecture in our new Open Coop Classroom!


3D Print Canal House in Mercedez-Benz Magazine


CNN tech special about 3D Print Canal House

CNN puts 3D print canal house on the moon!

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DUS among ICON’s ‘Future 50’ list

a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are trying to change the world’


The future of 3D printed architecture on Wired

Think of the race to build the first 3D-printed house as less like companies competing over a street cars, and instead think of it more like Formula 1 — bits of it will end up in your family saloon car years down the line, in ways you might not expect.

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Featured in REACTIVATE

A new book on ‘Innovators of Dutch Architecture’ by Indira van het Klooster. Out now!

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Presentation at What Design Can Do


Essay in Hertzbergers ‘The Future of Architecture’

Hedwig Heinsman wrote an essay on the Future of Architecture to commemorate the 80th birthday of the great Herman Hertzberger

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3D Print Canal House on most popular Dutch daily talkshow DWDD

Today Hedwig and Hans were guests at DWDD, the biggest daily talkshow in NL, explaning the 3D printed canal house.


Printable Futures in DOMUS

Three full spreads on ‘Printable Futures’ -With the KamerMaker – a movable 3D printer pavilion – and a proactive approach, DUS architects seek to push the boundaries of this technology

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Elle Decoration



ICON magazine

6 page article in Icon Magazine –


Royal dutch airline magazine Holland Herald

Now on board of all KLM airplanes.. DUS and the KamerMaker in the Holland Herald inflight magazine:


Naoki Terada 1:100 model set includes DUS members

We received a super nice gift today from the great Naoki Terada from Tokyo. Hans and Inara are part of a new model set 1:100 Tsukiji Fish Market!


Bucky Bar at Triggering Reality exhibition

In the exhibition at the Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato, the reality of space is questioned, investigated, reproduced, represented and criticized by artists and architects that have long searched to redefine themselves and their role in society.


Nomination for Dutch practice of the year

DUS has been shortlisted for the Dutch Architectural Practice of the Year Award by Architectenwerk.


Winner Shell Tower tender announced

Together with some of the best creators of Amsterdam, we were chosen as one of the five teams to do a bid to bring life to the Shell Tower.