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MORPHtopia

is a Vienna based practice for architecture, design and research. The studio is committed to the reciprocal relation between today’s  provocative and innovative spatial speculations and its manifestation into tangible, efficient, and logical matter. A platform for conceptual and strategic thinking devoted to contemporary cultural, natural, and technological challenges and its transportation into spatial qualities. Design-related philosophical approaches, speculative aesthetics, forms of complexity, error-based techniques, curiosity, surprises, or indeterminations represent an interest for generating off-center architectural discourses and results capable of unfolding and accommodating the unpredictable.




Gonzalo VAILLO

is a registered architect in Spain and practising in Austria. He graduated with Honors by the ETSAG Universidad de Alcala, Spain (2010), studied at the University of Innsbruck (AT) and post-graduated with Distinctions by the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2014, where he also taught as Teaching Assistant in the Postgraduate Program Excessive. Since 2016 he is a faculty member at the University of Innsbruck, formerly at the Institute of Urban Design IOUD, currently as an University Assistant at the Institute for Experimental Architecture Hochbau and Spring 2020 Visiting Adjunt Professor of Architecture at Texas A&M University. Here some of his teaching activities. Parallel to his academic work, Gonzalo has extensive experience in international projects at different scales throughout all their design phases. He was Design Director at Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH (2010-2018) prior to founding MORPHtopia in 2017.


PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA   
2020 ‘On Default: A Conversation with Gonzalo Vaillo’. Paprika! 6, no. 1, Yale School of Architecture. Weblink

2019 ‘The Oxymoron of “Jectivity”. ACADIA 2019. The University of Texas at Austin. Conference paper Weblink

2019 Allner, Lukas, Christoph Opperer, Karolin Schmidbaur, and Gonzalo Vaillo (eds). Ideen für konkrete Raum-Prototypen : Project Research Report 2017-2019 - Institut für experimentelle Architektur Hochbau, Universität Innsbruck. Vienna: Verlagshaus Hernals

2017 Architektur der Täuschung. MORPHtopia / Gonzalo Vaillo - LWZ 38 Rooftop House Project. In: polis. Magazin fuer Urban Development 2017/4, 34 - 35.

2017 Otto, schau owe. Architektur Fachmagazine 8/2017 

2017 Morphtopia reimagines classical Wagner facade in LWZ38 project. Designboom. Weblink

2017 LWZ 38, a reinterpretation of the ornament. Metalocus. Weblink

2017 Morphtopia Reinvents Facade in Vienna. Dornob. Weblink

2017 LWZ 38 – futurystyczna wizja biura Morphtopia. Sztuka Architektury. Weblink

2017 Morphtopia Predlaže Radikalne Načine Renoviranja. Dizjn Doma. Weblink

2017 This Crazy Liquid Blob Could Be The House Of The Future. Futurism. Weblink

2017 The Liquid Blob House of the Future. wordlessTech. Weblink

2016 House in the Future. Update Productions. Canal+, Servus TV and RTBF.

2015. ‘Towards Unstable Moments’, in Aling, Schafschetzy, Sommeregger (eds) Silver Linings, 57-62. Vienna: Breite Gasse Publishing.

2015 Casas Magazine. Visiones del Futuro. Peru. November Nr. 216. Pages 26-27

2015 Gonzalo Vaíllo Martínez ontwerpt biogenetisch huis. Architectura.be. Weblink

2014 Futuristic Familiy Home. Dezeen. Weblink

2014 2217 NPL. Metalocus. Weblink

2014 Underground Space. Planning & Design. Ed. Ifengspace Media Co. Pages 284-291

2014 Salon Magazine. Kiev, Ukraine. May 2014. Pages 92-93

2014 Is The Blob The Future Of The Housing Market? Giant Freakin Robot. Weblink

2014 The Homes Of The Future Are Nothing Like You Imagined Them To Be. The Huffington Post. Weblink

2014 2217 NPL House. Suckerpunch Daily. Weblink

2014 Ceci n'est pas un blob liquide, mais une maison du future. Slater. Weblink

2014 Découvrez 2217 NPL 2014, cette étrange maison du future. Planet. Weblink

2014 Ετσι ακριβώς θα είναι τα σπίτια μας στο μέλλον. Iefimerida. Weblink

2014 Estructuras de aspecto alienígena. Gizmodo. Weblink

2014 Архитектор предложил концепцию «биологического» дома. Loot at me. Weblink

2014 Концепция «биологического» дома. Naked Science. Weblink

2014 This Crazy Liquid Blob Is Actually The House Of The Future. Fast Company. Weblink

2014 Futuristic home by Gonzalo Vaíllo Martínez based on biogenetic forms. Rushi. Weblink

2011 Azure Awards Annual Issue. Azure Magazine (Toronto). June 2011

2011 IV Muestra PFC BEAU XI

2011 ArchMagazine-Taiwan. Hwa Ker Publishing Co.

2011 "21st Century Habitat", Ed. Loft Publication (Barcelona) and Page One (Singapore).

2011 Vision.DZN_Abu Dhabi TV Channel 1. Episode 22 (min. 20:30)

2010 The Cave. Dezeen. Weblink

EXHIBITIONS


2020 ‘Metaphors: resemblances vs. replicas’ in IARC Show 2020, Innsbruck (Austria)

2017 ‘Two Projects’ in Angst Barrock, ICARCH. Hinterland Gallerie. August. Vienna (Austria)

2015 ‘Towards unstable moments‘ in Silver Linings, 9-17 October, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Austria)

2014 ‘2217 NPL House’ in The Essence, Künstlerhaus Wien. 26 June-13 July. Vienna (Austria)

2013 ‘WBSH 52 House’ in Experimental Architecture Biennal. Prague (Czech Republic)

2013 ‘WBSH 52 House’ in The Essence, Künstlerhaus Wien. 26 June-14 July. Vienna (Austria)

2011 ‘The Cave’ in AZ Awards, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (Canada). June 17-Sept.25