Timofeev’s work straddles themes of fictional worlds and carries tropes of utopias and dystopias. X marks Timofeev’s first venture into fabricated sculpture, in which he experiments with the construction of place. Calling it an attempt at a 'metal-sanctuary', Timofeev sees X as somewhere between a model and a pavilion, and where opposites such as enclosed and open, inside and outside, cold and warm confer. In 2011, Timofeev was the second recipient of the Adolf Loos Preis, Van den Valentyn Foundation, Cologne. Topophilia was published by Strzelecki Books, Cologne in 2012.