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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 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 Assistant Professor at the Institute for Experimental Architecture Hochbau and Spring 2020 Visiting 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.

2019 The Oxymoron of ‘Jectivity’. ACADIA 2019. The University of Texas at Austin. Conference paper HERE

2017 polis Magazin REALITY Architektur der Täuschung 4/2017

2017 architektur fachmagazine “Otto, schau owe” 8/2107

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

2014 Casas Magazine. Visiones del Futuro. Peru. N° 216. November 2014. Pages 26-27

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

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

2011 Azure Awards Annual Issue. Azure Magazine (Toronto). June 20112011 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)

2008 UAH Proyectos 06-07_3 Cabo de Gata. Institute of Architecture, Universidad de Alcalá


2020 “Metaphors: resemblances vs. replicas” IARC Show 2020, Innsbruck (Austria)

2017 Angst Barrock, ICARCH. Hinterland Gallerie. August. Vienna (Austria)

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

2014 The Essence. Künstlerhaus Wien. 26 June-13 July. Vienna (Austria)

2013 Experimental Architecture Biennal. Prague (Czech Republic)

2013 The Essence. Künstlerhaus Wien. 26 June-14 July. Vienna (Austria)

2011 AZ Awards, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (Canada). June 17-Sept.25


2011 Accesit IV MUESTRA PFC of the XI BEAU (Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo)

2011 Finalist in the AZ Awards A+Awards Category

2010 Extraordinary Final Degree Prize (Universidad de Alcalá)

2009 Second Prize in the Competition "Rethinking Zirl" (Austria)