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
 
For more information, see: www.goethe.de/ins/ng/en/kul/sup/sgf.html

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.

 

Find more information under the link below:
https://lagosurbannetwork.com/the-bridge-series/

 

Training Center under Construction

 

The new agricultural training center in Erbil, Iraq is under construction. The Austrian daily Wiener Zeitung published an article about the collaborative project of the [applied] Foreign Affairs lab (University of Applied Arts Vienna) and UNIDO, and local challenges. Baerbel Mueller, head of the [applied] Foreign Affairs Lab (University of Applied Arts Vienna), and Stefanie Theuretzbacher, the project architect, give insight in the conceptual focus of the project: providing IDPs with the possibility of leading an independent life: by offering training, communal space, food supply and income.

 

Find the full feature here (in German):

https://www.wienerzeitung.at/nachrichten/wirtschaft/international/996152_Neuanfang-im-Gewaechshaus.html?fbclid=IwAR0ylpN_EfHUq8Ix2Z_CtGOQeCoI87iwSootEGHzbOd6KCwGN5iYnW7YL7Y

Featured Text: Michael Ortner

Featured Image: UNIDO, Gerald Reyes

 

[a]FA Lagos Legacy – Exhibition

The [a]FA Lagos Legacy lab is a joint project by [applied] Foreign Affairs, Institute of Architecture University of Applied Arts Vienna with Legacy 1995. We have been investigating the Nigerian Railway Compound in Ebute-Metta, Lagos, a large open space within the city with several unused or barely use spaces, such as its running shed. Based on the notions of HERITAGE, TERRAIN VAGUE, and SCALE we map the fragility, beauty and potentials of the given site. An interdisciplinary team of students of architecture and art, architects and artists collaborated on different projects on site.

 


Photos © Eva Ocherbauer
 
Teaching:
Baerbel Mueller, Frida Robles, Stefanie Theuretzbacher Head: Baerbel Mueller
Partnering institution:
Legacy 1995
Local organization [a]FA:
Stefanie Theuretzbacher
Local organization Legacy:
Sola Akintunde, Mogbolahan Ajala
Guest review with:
Olamide Udoma-Ejorh, Amritt Flora, Papa Omotayo, Oyindamola Fakeye
Works by:
Adeola Olagunju, Aderemi Adegbite, Cansu Ergün, Frida Robles, Jon Krizan, Katerina Joannides, Mathias Juul Frost, Stephanie Rizaj, Tito Aderemi-Ibitola, Toms Kampars
Curated by:
Baerbel Mueller and Stefanie Theuretzbacher

See the online-publication in the link below for more information:
Issue-Publication: [a]FA Lagos Legacy

For information on the Lagos Biennal 2017, go to www.lagos-biennial.org.
Oct 14 – Nov 22

[applied] Foreign Affairs Lab
www.legacy1995.org.ng

Spatial investigations

The [a]FA Lagos Legacy lab is a joint project by [applied] Foreign Affairs, Institute of Architecture University of Applied Arts Vienna with Legacy 1995. We have been investigating the Nigerian Railway Compound in Ebute-Metta, Lagos, a large open space within the city with several unused or barely use spaces, such as its running shed. Based on the notions of HERITAGE, TERRAIN VAGUE, and SCALE we map the fragility, beauty and potentials of the given site. An interdisciplinary team of students of architecture and art, architects and artists collaborated on different projects on site.

Teaching: Baerbel Mueller, Frida Robles, Stefanie Theuretzbacher Head: Baerbel Mueller
Partnering institution: Legacy 1995
Local organization [a]FA: Stefanie Theuretzbacher
Local organization Legacy: Sola Akintunde, Mogbolahan Ajala
Guest review with: Olamide Udoma-Ejorh, Amritt Flora, Papa Omotayo, Oyindamola Fakeye
Works by: Adeola Olagunju, Aderemi Adegbite, Cansu Ergün, Frida Robles, Jon Krizan, Katerina Joannides, Mathias Juul Frost, Stephanie Rizaj, Tito Aderemi-Ibitola, Toms Kampars
Curated by: Baerbel Mueller and Stefanie Theuretzbacher

See the online-publication in the link below for more information:
Issue-Publication: [a]FA Lagos Legacy

[applied] Foreign Affairs Lab
www.legacy1995.org.ng

Investigating Spatial Phenomena in Rural and Urban Sub-saharan Africa

[a]FA is a laboratory of the Institute of Architecture of the University for Applied Arts in Vienna, in which spatial, infrastructure, ecological and cultural phenomena of the Sub-Saharan region are investigated. The concept for each project is based on an interdisciplinary and trans-cultural approach. This publication documents three projects that were carried out between 2011 and 2015. GUABULIGA _ WELL BY THE THORN TREE / ON OTHER PLANNING in northern Ghana, STAGING APAM / ON OTHER ARCHITECTURE at Ghana’s Atlantic coast, and LUBUNGAMODE / ON OTHER ARTISTIC RESEARCH in Kisangani, DR of Congo. The book illustrates the projects’ creative processes and contexts, embedded in contemporary discourses – well-known experts from architecture, art, theory, and urban sociology take a stand.

Editor:
Baerbel Mueller, Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Editorial team:
Juergen Strohmayer, Stefanie Theuretzbacher
Managing editor:
Roswitha Janowski-Fritsch
Research support:
Chrili Car
Layout, cover design and typography:
grafisches Buero

© 2017 Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, Basel P.O. Box 44, 4009 Basel, Switzerland Part of Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin / Boston
Printed in Austria

Purchase publication on amazon

Book launch – January 28, 2017

Archiafrika Jamestown Café
High Street, next to Ussher Fort, Accra, Ghana
 

Opening remarks:
Joe Osae-Addo, Baerbel Mueller, Stefanie Theuretzbacher
Panel discussion:
Baerbel Mueller, Juergen Strohmayer, Kojo Benedict Quaye Aka Sir Black, Mae-Ling Lokko, Victoria Okoye
Moderation:
Joe Osae-Addo

Music Hub Vienna

Ddiploma thesis: A hybrid building housing a music school and pedestrian bridge as a complementary structure to the traffic node and broken urban fabric of the Schottentor, Vienna.
The scheme reacts to the site specifically by utilizing an interweaving structure/building set with the landscape and surrounding built environment at the site. By blurring the boundaries the outcome is a park landscape that also acts as urban furniture radiantly forming usable spaces that are then transformed from pavilions to a usable roof-scape as architecture.
The architectural scheme is derived from utilizing a series of wave interference patterns that create the basis for morphology of the terrain and thereby promotve specific directional flows.

An urban, social and cultural condenser as an infrastructure that interconnects pedestrian movements. Programmatically the project covers a range from organized music spaces to impromptu performance venues.The architecture is designed to enhance and promote impulsive and spontaneous musical happenings.

Diploma Thesis project: Design by Stefanie Theuretzbacher
University of Applied Arts Vienna: Studio Hani Rashid
2011-2012

Spatial and fictional trajectories

“Narrated-environments.com” is a platform that investigates the connection between architecture and the written word.

The act of drawing and the act of writing are similar. They take the same energy and provoke the same hand movement, they require the same strength and will to put an idea onto paper. Writing is an act of drawing, drawing letters. Drawing is an act of writing in the most figurative sense. The act of moving your hand towards a blank page is the conscious movement of leaving a trace, of carving ink itineraries into space and paper. Architecture as literature starts with a stroke, with a figurative intention of transforming nothing into something. Stories and spaces are the raw material of our disciplines. We think that the creation of places to live, walk, write, paint, enjoy, are better when they are thought in a narrative way. Places are narrated in order to become your own. You cannot reside in an unnarrated place. Space becomes livable through narration. We as an interdisciplinary artist collaboration are engaged with binding architecture and storytelling together. Architects make formal decisions, they design beautiful shapes; writers invent worlds or discover them, they trigger an emotional orientation towards space. Architecture benefits from writing, writing benefits from constructed spaces. A built space makes a profound statement when it has a story behind it.

www.narrated-environments.com

A project by Frida Robles – Writer (Mexico) and Stefanie Theuretzbacher – Architect (Austria); 2014