About

Established in 2001 by Matteo Monteduro, Emiliano Roia and Andrea Quagliola, MORQ is an internationally positioned yet locally engaged unique firm based in Italy and Australia. Its work, ranging from small scale residential and retail spaces to large landscape and urban plans, is the recipient of numerous awards and widely published internationally. The founding partners are also committed academics and regular contributors to design lectures and exhibitions.

 

We are dedicated to the making of architecture: meaningful spaces within simple and thoughtful buildings. In dialogue with existing conditions, whether natural or built, we see constraints as a starting point for our design, rather than impediments to our creativity. We like spaces that are intimate yet open, engage with shades of natural light, change throughout the day and are activated by the emotive and sensorial qualities of materials.

 

MATTEO MONTEDURO

(Rome, 1970)

Studied Architecture at La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
Later he worked with Adriani D’Ardia Studio.
Based in Rome he directs MORQ in Italy.

 

EMILIANO ROIA

(Rome, 1971)

Graduated in Architecture at La Sapienza University of Rome and worked with Nemesi Studio. He taught at La Sapienza and since 2013 teaches at Lab-A in Spain with RCR Arquitectes and photographer Hisao Suzuki. Currently Associate Professor at The University of Western Australia, Emiliano works between Italy and Australia.

 

ANDREA QUAGLIOLA

(Rome, 1972)

Completed his studies in Architecture at La Sapienza University of Rome, worked at Nemesi Studio and taught at La Sapienza.  In 2003 he moved to Australia where he is currently an Associate Professor at The University of Western Australia. Andrea is based in Perth and directs MORQ in Australia.

 

 

 

AWARDS

2017

Boranup House

Western Australia Architecture Awards: Marshall Clifton Award, Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

 Love Story Shop II

Western Australia Architecture Awards: Small Project Architecture

2016
Design Our Ryde

Shortlisted Project – International Design Competition, Sydney, Australia

2+2

Western Australia Architecture Awards: Award for Residential Architecture, Alterations and Additions

Domus RU

Finalist Project, The Plan Award 2016, category: Interior

Raddoppi

Finalist Project, The Plan Award 2016, category: Renovation

2015
Love Story Shop

National Architecture Awards: Commendation for Small Projects

Western Australia Architecture Awards: Award for Small Project Architecture

Western Australia Architecture Awards: Commendation for Interior Architecture

House in Noosa

Queensland Architecture Awards: Award for Residential – Houses (New) Architecture

Queensland Regional Architecture Awards: Sunshine Coast, Gabriel Poole Award for Building of the Year

Shortlisted Finalist for the Timber Design Award (National)

2014                          

Karri Loop House

Western Australia Architecture Awards: Commendation for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

Houses Awards: Commendation (National)

Shortlisted, Wallpaper International Awards 2014 for Best Private House

2013
Australian Timber Design Award:  Best project overall in Western Region

Australian Timber Design Award: Best use of Timber Panels

Geoffrey Sanderson Trophy for Best use of Engineered Woods Products (Australia)

2012
Boral design Awards 2011/12, Professional Category, Australia (Commendation)

2011
3rd Prize Weddell Tropical Housing Design Competition, Darwin (NT) with M. Musiatowicz

2010
2nd Prize Rome 2010 Vertical Spa, Arquitectum

2010
1st Prize University of Canberra Campus Design: Siting of new key buildings, Canberra, Australia

2010
1st Prize University of Canberra Campus Design: The Main Campus, Canberra, Australia

2009
Shortlisted Scheme Landcorp “Real Challenge” Design Competition, Western Australia

2008
Special Mention Shinkenchiku Residential design Competition, Japan

2007
1st Prize Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club Competition, Perth (WA) with Spaceagency

2006
Timber Industry Award, WA; Awarded project: Courtyard House

 

 

EXHIBITIONS + TALKS

2016
Included projects (Office in Rome) at Open House, Rome (Italy)

2014
Guest Lecture with Tezuka Architects – Tokyo City University (Japan)

2013
Exhibition Erasmus Effect MAXXI Museum, Rome (Italy)

2012
Included projects (Spazio Woolcan and Nia Shop) at Open House, Rome (Italy)

Invited Speaker at Open House, Perth (Western Australia)

2011
Invited Speaker at 3 Over 4 Under, Perth (Western Australia)

2011
Invited Speaker at YAP MAXXI Architecture Talks, MAXXI museum, Rome (Italy)

2009
Invited Speaker at at the Faculty of Architecture of Rome Valle Giulia (Italy)

2009
Invited Speaker at at the Faculty of Architecture of Venice IUAV (Italy)

2008
Abundant, Australian Pavilion at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale (Australia and Italy)

 

DESIGN COMPETITIONS

2016
Design Our Ryde – Shortlisted Finalist – International Design Competition, Sydney, Australia

2015
The New Bauhaus Museum and School (Germany)

2012
Green Square Library, international design competition (Sydney – NSW)

Flinders St Station, international design competition (Melbourne – VIC)

Helsinki Public Library, international design competition (Finland)

Boral design Awards 2011/12, Professional Category, Australia (Commendation)

2011
Weddell Tropical Housing Design Competition, Darwin (NT) with M. Musiatowicz (3rd Prize)

2011
Arts Facilities and Gallery for Martumili Artists in Newman (WA)

2010
Cut Hill a Private Residence in York, WA

2010
Rome 2010 Vertical Spa, Arquitectum.com (2nd Prize)

2010
University of Canberra Campus Design Competition: Siting of key buildings, Australia (1st Prize)

2010
University of Canberra Campus Design Competition: The Main Campus, Australia (1st Prize)

2009
Landcorp “Real Challenge” Design Competition, Western Australia (Finalist)

2008
National Wildflower Centre, England

2008
Shinkenchiku Residential design Competition, Japan (Special Mention)

2007
Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club Competition, Perth (WA) with Spaceagency (1st Prize)