PORTFOLIO STEFANIE THEURETZBACHER
Stefanie Theuretzbacher has been working as an architect since graduating from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna in 2012. Departing from her professional initiation in avant-garde architectural firms in Vienna, her focus shifted towards the African continent; she is currently based in Lagos, Nigeria, where she cofunded her own architectural firm, Studio Elementals. Germane to her outstanding and precocious trajectory was her participation as cofounder of SeMF, a collective for art and architecture, and her engagement with the Foreign Affairs Lab at the University of
Applied Arts in Vienna, where she gained experience working on urban research projects in Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Stefanie Theuretzbacher positions herself within the intersection of various territories, reacting to spatial diversity and cultural vibrancy in between and across architecture and urban interventions. While involved in several projects in Lagos and Abuja— Nigeria’s industrial and political capitals respectively — she began her role as project architect for the UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) building project in Erbil, Iraq.
CONTENT RHYTHMIC EMBODIMENT
mUSIC HUB - vIENNA
STAIR DANCE, light sculpture INTERIOR DESIGN - vienna, gmunden
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED ARTS A NEW BUILDING FOR THE ANGEWANDTE - VIENNA
cfpos CENTER FOR PROMOTION OF SCIENCE - BELGRADE
CONCRETION CONTRIBUTION TO THE VENICE BIENNALE 2010
SENSING STEINHAUS MAPPING WORKSHOP AT GÜNTHER DOMENIG’S STEINHAUS
LUBUNGA MODE urban research - kisangani, D.R. CONGO
interstitial correlations CULTURAL CAMPUS - EGYPT
anamorphosis TAIPEI POP CENTER
INSTABILITIES DONAUCITY HIGHRISE - VIENNA
THE KOFE CLUB INTERIOR DESIGN FOR A COFFEE SHOP
TRACING THE PERIPHERY MARRAKECH BIENNALE 6
NARRATED ENVIRONMENTS spatial and fictional trajectories
MUSIC HUB - VIENNA University of Applied Arts Vienna; Studio Hani Rashid Diploma Thesis project
DIPLOMA 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 roofscape 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.
Exhibition: „The Essence 2012“, Künstlerhaus Wien – Vienna, Austria (2012) WEB: http://www.karamba3d.com/category/resesarch/
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.
TOP VIEW SITE: VIENNA- SCHOTTENTOR
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GEOMETRICAL INTERFERENCE STUDIES
INTERFERENCE APPLIED TO SITE
surface layer gets distorted and wave amplitude is translated into volumetric expansion
50% distractor points emitting waves with different amplitudes and frequencies
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interpretation of densities into spatial typologies
overlaying waves lead to irregular interference patters, between zero amplitude areas, wave peaks and high density zones
placing of distractor points on mayor axis of the site
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streamlines, structural concentration flat area, remaining open park zone spots of high density, placing of music hub functions
structure cropped to site boundary
BUILDING TyPOLOGIES habita
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pavillion (more differentiated from landscape) pavillion (merged with landscape) mugol (earth) urban furniture (concrete) original park
development from landscape to roof
longitudinal section 13
photos by Reiner Zettl
photos: Â© Paul Ott
INTERIOR DESIGN - VIENNA all images and drawings presented in this section are courtesy of Heri&Salli. Involvement: design of stair case and kitchen wall; construction drawings, construction coordination, diagram drawing
A steel stair case and kitchen design in a renovated roof top apartment of a private building. Two intertwined handrails accompany a single storey flight of stairs to come consequently to a gallery style end. Architecture cannot dance but maybe it can tell a story about it.
office: HERI & SALLI
INTERIOR DESIGN - GMUNDEN all images and drawings presented in this section are courtesy of Heri&Salli. Involvement: design of the light sculpture, model, construction drawings, construction coordination completion: August 2012
This sculpture designed for a summer house in Upper Austria is a hybrid of a handrail and lightning system for the dining table underneath. It sits between first and second story, held and surrounded by a glas floor. It formes the railing for a hole in the glas floor and creates a scenic light condition for the dining table. The oject is milled out of matt plexiglas which is bent around the corners and held by a steel structure following the plexiglas elements. The lights organize the space within the obejct and follow itâ€™s way up in twisting their achses.
office: HERI & SALLI
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED ARTS
A NEW AND REORGANISED BUILDING FOR THE ANGEWANDTE - VIENNA all images and drawings presented in this section are courtesy of Wolgang Tschapeller. Involvement: Oct 2012-Jan 2014: Preliminary Design, Design; planning and designing of different building parts, consultant coordination, layout of roomprogram, fire safety concept
CAMPUS - WHERE 17 DIFFERENT STUDIOS MEET In essence we propose 3 main connecting elements to “make” the new Campus of the Angewandte. The INTERIOR SQUARE connects Ferstel Bau with Schwanzer/ Wörle Bau, the GARDEN connects the buildings of the University with those of the Museum, the BROADWAY, a large stair which runs diagonally across the elevation of the Schwanzer/ Wörle Bau. The BROADWAY is not only a means of circulation; it is the platform where members and knowledge of the 17 different studios meet. It is the informal marketplace for cross disciplinary projects. DISLOCATE We are fascinated by seriality of the Schwanzer/Wörle Bau. The building consists in essence of a series of columns and slabs.
By taking out stairs and elevator cores and by repositioning them in front of the serial structure of the Schwanzer/Wörle Bau two essential targets are achieved: full flexibility on the entire floor slab, remarkable gain of usable floor area, improvement of circulation (in economic and spatial terms).
office: WOLFGANG TSCHAPELLER
PURE STRUCTURE – AN ENTIRELY EMTPY SHELF The removal of stair and elevator cores displays a pure serial structure. What remains are solely columns and slabs, ready for multiple functional readings. The shelf like structure will house the Studios. COMMON BASE Ferstel Bau and Schwanzer/Wörle Bau are connected by a common functional base, containing lecture halls, workshops, storage spaces, technical installations as well as supply lines and waste management. 27
CENTER FOR PROMOTION OF SCIENCE - BELGRADE all images and drawings presented in this section are courtesy of Wolgang Tschapeller. Involvement: Jan-Aug 2014: Interior Design
The Centre will be positioned in New Belgrade’s Blok 39, a prime “innovation” part of the city, a scientific park with research institutes, universities and research based business. Purpose of the competition was to develop an architectural design for the Centre for Promotion of Science as well as proposals for the urban development of the entire Blok 39. Urban proposal: New Belgrade is a city of our times, a city which was invented and planned in the course of the 20th century with a decisive modernist perspective. Soleil (sun), Verdure (greenery), Espace (space) and functional segregation together with the rules of CIAM where main arguments of New Belgrade. Now, 60 years later, how do we read New Belgrade and how do we want to continue its construction? We decided for a few very simple spatial tools, all of them being in close discourse
with the principles of modernism. Firstly, we are opting for an elevated city detached from the ground. Only pillars and elements of circulation shall touch on the ground. We are proposing a floating city, buildings on pilotis giving the entire ground free. Secondly, the entire site is usable and accessible to everybody. Buildings do not block vision and movement. The terrain will be occupied by a multitude of different vegetations, exotic and local plants, waterlines, bike routes and jogging paths. The functional segregation of the modernist movement is replaced by the complexity of simultaneities. Below ground a slab of parking and serving functions. The ground level is covered by a variety of vegetations and allows for a city of pedestrians. 65% of the site is green and almost all of the ground level allows for free vision.
office: WOLFGANG TSCHAPELLER
underside of the buidling
CONTRIBUTION TO THE 12TH INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF ARCHITECTURE AT THE VENICE BIENNALE 2010 all images and drawings presented in this section are courtesy of Susanne Zottl and Mario Buda. Involvement: design of the exhibited concret esculptures, physical models, building the concrete molds and experimenting with concrete mixtures and textile molds.
These investigations aim at combining spatial interventions and potential new usages with the improvement of energy efficiency in the redevelopment of existing structures. The aim is to develop a new building component that stores energy, acts as thermal insulation, is load bearing and can also function to extend and connect spaces. This project should thus be seen as contributing towards the development of future-oriented techniques within the field of building refurbishment. This project aims at applying the digitally developed design form concepts existent within architectural education and practice, to relevant component production methods and materials. Flexible membranes are introduced as new components in the production of formwork. Furthermore this new technique for design and construction opens up new possibilities in the fabrication of
exposed concrete. A lightweight concrete with expanded clay (Liapor) has been used. The counterweight within the molds (wooden and flexible textiles) are loose aggregates (Liapor). This procedure allows for the aggregate to be removed easily when opening the mold and to be reused on the site. Therefore this technique can be used in prefabrication as well as in the production of cast-in-place concrete.
photos: ÂŠ Mario Buda
filling material for counter pressure
MAPPING WORKSHOP AT GÜNTHER DOMENIG’S STEINHAUS Involvement: organization,guidancezand participation of a 1 week- workshop with the members of SeMF and student participants; 3D animated mapping project
A workshop organised by SeMF, an architectural & art collective, intended for architects and visual artists who consider studying built space as inspiration for reinventing and enhancing its intrinsic qualities. The program of the workshop consisted of an intense exploration of Günther Domenig’s Steinhaus situated at Ossiachersee in Carinthia, Austria. A seminal piece of work within the landscape of Austrian architecture, the Steinhaus was analysed for its visible and hidden properties. Through the use of various mapping strategies these properties were isolated and implemented as temporary installations.
Halm and Raffael Miribung of VJ collective Neonrost taught strategies to register visual information, digitizing & 3d-scanning software tools. Each participant investigated certain spatial aspects using methods of mapping. In a series of tutorials on various techniques, strategies were developed to translate and structure the collected information into a unified spatial concept. The result of the investigations was a site specific installation which was digitally materialized on site. Projections were used to transform and dissolve the appearence of the house.
SeMF www.semf.cc SeMF is an architectural & art collective based in Vienna. It was founded 2012 by a young interdisciplinary group, connected by their innovative and experimental way of working in the fields of spatial, digital and scenographic art. Their extensive research and teaching practice is complemented by physical fabrication and prototyping. SeMF – Sensing Mapping Fabricating – is working on the intersection of various territories, investigating space in a critical and conceptual way. Exhibition: “Sensing Steinhaus” by SeMF, Steinhaus (Günther Domenig) – Steindorf, Austria
Mapping is a visual representation of collected data that is dynamic and 3-dimensional. The members of SeMF and Clemens Preisinger (developer for Karamba) along with soma architects, Christian 39
urban research - kisangani, D.R. CONGO An ongoing project by Stefanie Theuretzbacher with the [applied] Foreign Affairs Lab [a]FA of the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Studios Kabako
Lubungamode has been investigating the status and potential of Lubunga, Kisangani’s most populous but least developed district.
Involvement: 2 travels to Kisangani for on-site research, all drawings and graphics; installation and design of the billboard drawing; design and mounting of the exhibition “Lubungamode” in Kisangani and Brussels.
Les Studios Kabako, an art institution in Kisangani founded by the dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula, invited [a]FA to collaborate and to map Lubunga’s water situation.
Team: Bärbel Müller (Head of Lab), Frida Robles, Jürgen Strohmayer, Theresa Theuretzbacher
Project To understand the complexity of Lubunga’s water situation, the team focused on five geographical areas that are representative of the district as a whole. The chosen focal points have different degrees of urban density and include varying scenarios of the local water situation. The areas are described as varying radii on a map. There are three main parameters that distinguish between the five circles — urban density, location, and water access. The team used three methods for approaching these
scenarios: spatial, scientific, and narrative. The spatial scenario was mapped using descriptive drawings, collages, and plans. The scientific approach analysed the water chain in terms of source, supply, consumption, and disposal. The narrative view was based on personal interviews and a one-question survey given to children in Lubunga.
Exhibitions: “Lubungamode”, Alliance française de Kisangani – Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo (2014) “Lubungamode”, KVS Theater – Brussels, Belgium (2014) “The Essence 14”, Künstlerhaus Wien – Vienna, Austria (2014) “Think Global! Build Social”, Architekurzentrum Wien – Vienna, Austria (2014) Publication: “Spot On: Austria”, Architekturzentrum Wien, Austria (2014)
LUBUNGA- 5 FOCAL POINTS LE BEACH
AMODE MODE AMODE CARTE — GENERIC SETTLEMENT CARTE CARTE— —GENERIC GENERICSETTLEMENT SETTLEMENT
SPATIAL SPATIAL SPATIAL
GENERIC SETTLEMENT LE BEACH
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le beach- unban intervention- billboard drawing 12x3m
exhibition â€žlubungamodeâ€œ at the alliance francaise -- kisangani, d.r.congo sept 2014
exhibition â€žlubungamodeâ€œ at kvs theater -- brussels, belgium oct 2014
CULTURAL CAMPUS - EGYPT University of Applied Arts Vienna; Studio Prix Involvement: team leader; project concept and organisation; all drawings and diagrams; model Team: Lewis Scott, Guillaume Macé
This proposal for a new cultural campus in Egypt is meant to be a inspirational source for creativity and interaction for the art students inhabiting this campus in a vast environment at the border of the desert. It provides always a sequence of spaces that are in interstitial correlation with each other. The students get distracted on the way and always get provided with new architectural experiences. To circulate around the campus, people are being lead through a plaza, connecting all types of program (student housing, theater, gallery, performing art school, visual art school). The plaza provides different degrees of privacy depending on the location it has according to the nearest program. It also creates program specific spaces.
Exhibitions: “The Essence 2011”, MAK Museum of Applied Arts – Vienna, Austria (2011)
CAMPUS ELEMENTS smart energy skin
student housing gallery
visual art school
performing art school
primary construction (laminated wood)
d ing win prevail
student housing gallery
volume typologies accoring to program
visual art school
ground formation plaza
performing art school
outer surface outer space frame inner space frame inner surface
COMMUNAL HOUSING ORGANIZATION
SINGLE HOUSING ORGANIZATION
- more specific - dense distribution - direct connection between spaces to form big connected entities
- more generIc - less dense distribution - no direct connection between masses
circulation of shared space
communal housing type 2: (300-400m2, two shared flats for 6 poeple, small studio spaces, courtyard)
laminated wooden ribs
communal housing type 1: (shared flat for 3-5people)
connection for airflow, installations, water, electricity
19m2 single housing (40-60m2 for 1-2 people)
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entrance through studios 22m2
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taipei pop center University of Applied Arts Vienna; Studio Prix Involvement: Team leader, project concept and organisation; all drawings, diagrams and renderings; models Team: Lea Artner, Annais Meon, Ursula Trost
The project “Anamorphosis” is a 530 long open structure, that generates function clusters that hold enclosed or partly open spaces. It forms gradients of structural densities, program arrangements, openings, flair and senses (auditive, visual). It erupts over the underground main concert hall, forms a bridge to free the site for the outside auditorium and creates a media/ cinema landscape where it is embedded into the earth. A steal structure with a bamboo
under construction are the main structural and space forming elements. The program is distributed to function clusters that provide a convertible media space, studio spaces, shop and restaurant. Each cluster is a circulation entity. The media spaces can be transformed into a cinema, library, museum or performance space and they trigger a simulacrum through distorted projections (anamorphosis).
Exhibitions: „The Essence 2010“, Künstlerhaus Wien – Vienna, Austria (2010)
photos ny Reiner Zettl
photos ny Reiner Zettl
TYPOLOGIES WITHIN CLUSTER
photos by Reiner Zettl
DONAUCITY HIGHRISE - VIENNA University of Applied Arts Vienna; Studio Prix A project by Stefanie Theuretzbacher (concept, design, drawings, images, diagrams)
The Donau City is a new part of Vienna’s 22nd District at the left bank of Danube’s 21.1 km long diluvian bed, Neue Donau. It is a highrise quarter and has to deal with extrem windexposure. Goal of the “instabilty highrise” is to make use of the wind energy and to create a new landmark for the Donau City and a head sign for the Reichsbrücke (bridge). The instability highrise has a reactive, transformative textile facade that creates energy through wind force and is shaped by the flow of the wind on site. Along the South-East achse it channels and accelerates the wind through slots in the building mass. The North-West side is oriented towards the city center and has an iconic character.
The properties of the facade are energy production, sun screen, and wind defletor. It is partly transparent, nontransparent, loose, tight, loud, quiet and unpredictable. Using displacements from fluctuating wind pressure on the outer shell hydraulic cylinder motion is produced to get translated into electric power generation.
BUILDING ELEMENTS structural members
self carrying flexible facade structure
textile facade partly attached/loose
wind speed max
NATURAL VENTILATION summer/winter suction
ENERGY PRODUCTION inversion of air stream
pneumatic skin climatic coat
activation of thermal mass
chimney effect under pressure
over pressure geothermal cooling/warming
chimney effect under pressure
THE KOFE CLUB
INTERIOR DESIGN FOR A COFFEE SHOP Client: Trocadero Property Involvement: Interior architecture Furniture and graphic design: Cocoa Design Studio Status: Under construction
Trocadero Property has commissioned the design of a coffee shop at their new development - Trocadero Mall, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. The design of the space and the furniture of the Cafe (The Kofe Club) aims to celebrate and allow customers to experience the heritage of tea and coffee drinking in Africa. Taking into consideration various users the space hopes to encourage comfort, community and a good vibe. At the same time drive sales of products sold in the cafe. Organized on two
levels, the space has a coffee bar downstairs by the entrance and a comfortable sitting area upstairs. The Kofe Club interior design emphasizes a clean layout with a metal shelving system along the walls filled with plants, books and coffee. The furniture collection and the interior architecture are designed in an afro-minimalist style to bring functionality, comfort, and minimal aesthetics to enhance the experience of the Kofe Club.
WELDED METALL MESH
RUBBER FLOWER POTS
downstairs - view from the entrance 79
TRACING THE PERIPHERY
MARRAKECH BIENNALE 6 Marrakech Biennale 2016 Parallel Projects Baerbel Mueller, Juergen Strohmayer, Stefanie Theuretzbacher A project supported by the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Tracing the Periphery explores the urban character of Marrakech’s peripheries - the grown, the planned, the vacant. It maps a moment in time through a matrix of situations and multioriented perspectives that observes the becoming of urban space. Scenarios are revealed as traces of urban emergence. A process, where contrasts, borders and gradients delineate heterogeneities that are continuously redrawn and part of an ongoing transformation from
rural to urban. The work combines narrative perspectives of inhabitants walking between streets and their bedrooms, a panoramic video scan, and the flying perspective of a drone. This in situ footage of Marrakech’s peripheries is merged into a multi-perspectival installation that combines video and sound to translocate the scenarios of the periphery in the exhibition.
Exhibitions: „Marrakech Biennale 6 - Parallel Projects“, L’Blassa – Marrakech, Morocco (2016)
spatial and fictional trajectories together with Frida Robles Writer (Mexico)
â€œNarrated-environments.comâ€? 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.