Studio Elementals positions itself within the intersection of various territories, reacting to spatial diversity and cultural vibrancy with architecture and urban interventions.
The architectural firm is based in Lagos, Nigeria and takes international commissions. Recent works have been in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Iraq.
Our projects are inspired by locality in terms of culture, climate, history, and building materials.
We believe in the value of aesthetics for projects of all scales and also believe that architecture responds to and defines contemporary culture. We build with an eye towards longevity and historical relevance.
Stefanie Theuretzbacher has been working as an architect since graduating from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna under Wolf D. Prix and Hani Rashid in 2012. In Vienna she cofounded SeMF, a collective for art and architecture and worked for Heri&Salli and Wolfgang Tschapeller, avant-garde architectural firms. With the Foreign Affairs Lab at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, she gained experience working on urban research projects in Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since 2015 she is director and lead architect of Studio Elementals in Lagos and works internationally.