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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 Vaíllo

is a registered architect in Spain and principal founder of the Vienna-based studio MORPHtopia. He holds a doctorate in architecture from the University of Innsbruck and the Polytechnic University of Madrid (international cotutelle 2022), a postgraduate degree in experimental architecture from the University of Applied Arts Vienna (2014), and a degree in architecture from the University of Alcalá (Spain, 2010). Gonzalo is a post-doc at the Department of Experimental Architecture.Building Design and Construction at the University of Innsbruck. He has also been a visiting professor at Texas A&M University (2020) and a lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (2015). His work intertwines practice, applied research and theory, focusing on aesthetics, technology and philosophy for a design theory and methodology of the unknown potential of multi-agential objects as a design material. Various projects have been exhibited at the Italian Virtual Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2021) and at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (2021). His articles have been published in various journals and conferences on philosophy, critical theory and digital computation. He was Design Director at Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH (2010-2018) prior to founding MORPHtopia in 2017.

2021    Re-mediated Zone by MAEID + MORPHtopia. In: DATA Books. Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021, vol. 5.

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


2021 “Fusion” in Potenziale 3, aut. architektur und tirol, Innsbruck, October 14, 2021 - February 12, 2022.

2021 “Re-mediated Zone” with MAEID in Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021, Seoul, September 16 - October 30, https://seoulbiennale.org/exhibition/c42

2021 “Chambers: Opaque-Productive Space” in CityXVenice Italian Virtual Pavilion 2021 Venice Biennale Architettura, Venice, May 22 - November 22, https://cityxvenice.org/13  

2020 “Metaphors: resemblances vs. replicas” in IARC Show 2020, Junge Talstation, Innsbruck, March 11-13.

2017 “Two Projects” in Angst Barrock, ICARCH, Hinterland Gallerie, Vienna, August 1-30.

2015 “Towards unstable moments” in Silver Linings, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, October 9-17.

2014 “2217 NPL House” in The Essence, Künstlerhaus Wien, June 26 - July 13.

2013 “WBSH 52 House” in Experimental Architecture Biennal, Prague.

2013 “WBSH 52 House” in The Essence, Künstlerhaus Wien, June 26 - July 14.

2011 “The Cave” in AZ Awards, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, June 17 - Sept. 25.