Cargotecture

 

Currently under construction is our new mixed-use facility in Lagos. The design links the concept of recycling with traditional craftsmanship. Re-used intermodal shipping containers become the main structural element. For sun shading, we investigated the potential of traditional rattan weaving on façade panels, which create a transitional space between outside and inside. Stay tuned and find out all details soon.

 

 

Architecture:
Studio Elementals

Facade Design:
Studio Elementals, Jeanne Schultz

Interior Design:
S.EA Consulting

Construction:
Adisa Design Studio

Photos:
Medina Sage Dugger

 

Construction is team work

 

Currently under construction is our new mixed-use facility in Lagos. The engineers and craftsmen and women of Adisa Design Studio (general contractor) have worked hard to bring the complex building design to life.

Here some impressions:

Architecture:
Studio Elementals

Facade Design:
Studio Elementals, Jeanne Schultz

Interior Design:
S.EA Consulting

Construction:
Adisa Design Studio

Photos:
Medina Sage Dugger

Studio Elementals Director Adisa (former Theuretzbacher) was part of the launch of the LUDI Library. The Library on African Urbanism and Architecture is an initiative that responds to the lack of centralized information sources on the peculiar rate, style, and trend of design and urbanization in the African Continent.

According to Stefanie, “A library with African content on culture, architecture, and urbanism is very crucial to gain more knowledge on how to develop content and projects that can be more meaningful in the Nigerian context. Books and other media can inspire deeper research and help us understand valuable lost histories for a more informed approach to designing buildings and cities.”

 

Follow LUDI on

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ludi_org

Website: https://ludi.org.ng/the-ludi-library-on-architecture-culture-african-urbanism/

 

 

Female and Designing the City: Part 1

 

 

On Saturday 7th of November 2020, the Creative Director, Stefanie Theuretzbacher was part of a virtual panel organized by Open House Lagos. The panel explored the concept of the city from the perspective of the female designer.

 

 

Co-panelists included Dr. Thaibat Lawanson, Tosin Oshinowo, and Nana Biamah-Ofusu, with Olamide Udoma-Ejorh of the Lagos Urban Development Initiative as moderator.

 

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKXyOQcpMMs&ab_channel=OpenHouseLagos

 

More on Open House Lagos: http://openhouselagos.com

Structures of Displacement

2020

Out NOW!

New IoA Publication STRUCTURES OF DISPLACEMENT by Baerbel Mueller and Frida Robles, published by Birkhauser, in Die Angewandte’s book series Edition Angewandte.

Structures of Displacement refers to the joint project between the [applied] Foreign Affairs lab of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for the conception and design of the Agricultural Training Center in Harsham Camp in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan (2016 -2019).

The project contributes to the overall UN brief of ”integrated stabilization, economic recovery and reconstruction support for displaced persons and returnees”. As part of the project, [a]FA mapped the camp to identify economic networks, habitats, and individual stories. In order to reflect on the project, Structures of Displacement was also organized as an exhibition and symposium that took place at the Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna in October 2019.

 

Photo: Baerbel Mueller / July 2020

 

Publishing House: Birkhaeuser

ISBN: 9783035623048

Link:
 https://www.degruyter.com/view/title/594481?fbclid=IwAR02M2MH1JaF5umZ9rsXZ3iNeOXStCumGL8BKbBvWwoUa4FF0XRhXJe3R9U

Architecture and Product Design

On Wednesday 9th of September 2020, Studio Elementals Director, Stefanie Theuretzbacher was on a live chat with Olamide Udoma-Ejorh of LUDI. The conversation centered around our work at Studio Elementals.

 

You can also follow Open House Lagos on http://openhouselagos.com