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.


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The Kofe Club Project

no 47, May, 2020

Das Kröswang Magazin / Le Fritz Publishing

Our interior Design project “Kofe Club” was featured in the Austrian food and lifestyle magazine, Frisch.


Our director, Stefanie Theuretzbacher, was also interviewed for the article about the Lagos food scene. 





Spatial and Social Peripheries

March 2020

NEW BOOK “Positions – Unfolding Architectural Endeavors”
Ed. by Maja Ozvaldič, Bence Pap, Indrė Umbrasaitė, and the IoA Institute of Architecture presents the works and ideas of graduates from the Institute for Architecture. Edition Angewandte Series

In the context of the 150-year anniversary of the University for Applied Arts, SLIVER presented as “positions” the works and ideas of graduates from the Institute for Architecture created in the course of the last three decades. This publication presents these as a cross-section through time and as a pulsating exchange covering the challenges faced by the teaching and practice of architecture, research, and design culture in the past, present, and future.

Publishing House: Birkhaeuser

Article contribution by Stefanie Theuretzbacher




A hub for adult education with greenhouses for vegetable production


The Harsham Camp ATC in Erbil, the largest city in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, was officially inaugurated today by Begard Talabani, Iraq’s Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, Benoit Wuatelet, UNIDO Programme Coordination Specialist, Stefanie Theuretzbacher, project architect. The opening ceremony was hosted by UNIDO, in collaboration with the [applied] Foreign Affairs Lab of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, who conceived the project.

Harsham is the temporary home of 1500 IDPs, who were forced to leave Ninewa and other northern governorates of Iraq affected by the recent conflict with the Islamic State. Women especially, have few perspectives and possibilities in the everyday life of the camp. The new training center consists of an educational hub, green houses and a garden on 8000 square meters of land. The camp’s inhabitants know how to grow vegetable, now they receive adequate space to supply themselves with fresh food, for communal exchange and income.



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Laser Cut and 3D-Printed


We just completed physical models for a large-scale planning project in Nigeria. We used laser cutting and 3D printing to visualise how to combine nature protection and production on 2000 ha of land.


On Architecture and the international image of Nigeria


Margit Maximilian, foreign affairs editor at ORF, Austria’s national television, interviewed Stefanie Theuretzbacher in Lagos. They are discussing about the positive aspects of living in Lagos and about the problematic image, that Western media shape of Nigeria and its people.


A Logo for “Sabi German for Naija”

Together with Aderemi Adegbite, and Olamide Udoma-Ejorh, Stefanie Theuretzbacher was jury member of the logo competition for this year’s German teaching conference in Lagos. We selected the best designs for the German-Nigerian cooperation “Sabi German for Naija”.

Congratulations to the winners Ireyimika Ajala, Blessing Ayomide Adebayo, Sulaimon Adekunle, James Okpare Okemute, Isaac Temitope Busari, Precious Tobore Ohwerhi

Image © Goethe Institute
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Explore the African Markets

800 participants from 60 nations active across all sections of architecture came together at the congress Future of Building 2019 in Vienna, Austria. Among them, spoke Stefanie Theuretzbacher at the panel discussion “EXPLORE THE AFRICAN MARKETS – DIALOGUE WITH AFRICAN COMPANIES AND EXPERTS”. She was invited by “Advantage Austria”, as part of the Nigerian delegation. The conference offered insights in latest technologies, project ideas for sustainable construction and high-quality buildings, smart city solutions, as well as the symbiosis of historical heritage, modern green architecture und high tech.


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Featured images: WKO




The Lagos Urban Network


Studio Elementals hosts a Bridge Series Dinner of the Lagos Urban Network starting at our office. The Lagos Urban Network Bridge Series is a monthly series of talk sessions, dinners, film screening nights, debates and other events that bring together professionals and students interested in their city to come together and get engaged in conversations that enrich and promote their shared interests. This series is a chance for young students to network with professionals focused on city development in a relaxed and informal setting over food and drinks. We had good discussions about practicing architecture, youth involvement in urbanism, public spaces in Lagos, and much more.


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Lagos Architects Forum 2019


The Nigeria Institute of Architects invited Stefanie Theuretzbacher as guest speaker and resource person at Lagos Architects Forum 2019. Visit her presentation and seminar stream on spatial and social peripheries and how to do spatial research as an architect at Lagos 10.0 – Architectural Regeneration 2 – The Lagos Response. At the event, you can learn about sustainable architecture, the current economic climate in Nigeria, and latest trends in design and developments of the construction industry.


Thank you, Fitzgerald Umah and NIA Lagos Chapter for your invitation!

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