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

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. 





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.


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.


Find more information under the link below: https://buildings2019.b2match.io

Featured images: WKO




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!

Find more info here:



Hello Nigeria on the relevance of architecture in Nigeria


Hello Nigeria invited Stefanie Theuretzbacher and Fitzgerald Umah, the Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, Lagos State Chapter for a live discussion on Wazobia Max TV. Get to know insights about the Lagos Architect Forum 2019 – architectural regeneration, the Lagos response on energy efficient buildings, sustainable and safe housing, as well as the relevance of architectural expertise in Nigeria.


See the full discussion here:


On the challenges of founding a business in Africa


There are too many limitations for creative innovation in architecture in Austria, explains Stefanie Theuretzbacher. At the same time, Nigeria lacks immensely well-trained architects. Read all about the fascination of working with regional materials and our consultancy work in today’s issue of Kurier, one of Austria’s leading newspapers.


Find the full online feature under the link below (in German): https://kurier.at/wirtschaft/unternehmens-gruendung-herausforderung-afrika/400362065

Featured Text: Irmgard Kischko

Featured Image: Medina Sage Dugger



A Talk on Architecture in Nigeria


Read about the contemporary architecture and art scene in Lagos, Studio Elemental’s long-term vision and the daily life as an architect in Nigeria in the latest issue of the Austrian magazine Architektur & Bauforum.

Interview: Brigitte Groihofer

Featured Image: Larry R. Williams

Online publication (in German):