Dynamic Structures


Gustav Düsing

The TU Braunschweig Student House

Gustav Düsing is an architect and researcher, with a constant interest in minimalist architectural concepts and lightweight structures. The goal of his research, by design, is to find new modes of habitation as an alternative to over-engineered building envelopes and an increasing disconnection between indoor and outdoor spaces. Many of his projects challenge Western habits of consumption and comfort while aiming to preserve the achievements of modernism. In his lecture, he will provide insights into his recently finished project, 'the Study Pavilion, TU Braunschweig.' He will discuss how the structural concept of flexibility and 'design for disassembly' were combined with new learning environments to create a new campus typology.





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) . His work has been award with the 2023 German Architecture Prize (state prize), the 2024 DAM Award, the 2020 Rome Prize for Architecture and in 2020/21 Gustav Düsing 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.

Thursday, June 6