[uto], based in Innsbruck, Austria, are currently working as Teaching and Research Associates at the Institute of Urban Design at the University of Innsbruck.
They graduated with distinction from the University of Innsbruck, advised by Patrik Schumacher, with a degree in Architecture. They lectured, led studios and run workshops worldwide at the AA, the University of Pennsylvania, SCI-ARC - the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Tamkang University in Taipei, and AAG10 Vienna, among others.
Mrs. Frick and Mr.Grabner have also been recognized for their development, with [uto], of digital tools, namely PhysX, Geco, Flowlines, MeshPaint and MeshEdit, which seek to improve workflow in a parametric environment. [uto]’s work in this area has been featured in AD Issue: Computation Works: The Building of Algorithmic Thought (02.2013).
Their current research focuses, along with the generation and analysis of complex geometries, on the development of formal strategies specific at the relationship of part-to-whole. This is currently driving their development of digital tools to simulate situational, relativistic architectural prototypes to reveal orchestrated self-organization through situational contingencies of physics behavior.
Specialties: Parametric Design and Computational Geometry, robotics