January – 2017 – Vazio S/A
  1. Mississipi – a shifting landscape

    Had it been the view that effectvly shaped and changed urban rivers all over the world, we would be living in cities of linear parks and not in cities of covered rivers: Map of the ancient courses of the Mississipi river meander belt by Harold Fisk, 1944. The drawing was made when another view of […]

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  2. A plunge into the abyss

    In a world where water use is increasingly discussed, it is surprising to know that the stepwells of Rajasthan and Gujarat are structures as fabulous as they are unknown. Architectonic Abyss Carlos M Teixeira “My first impression upon seeing the Indian stepwells was this: they look like a reverie of inverted steps and levels, a […]

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  3. A plunge into polluted rivers

    We live in a time when the transformation of the existing is more important than new constructions; in which we urgently need to turn our eyes to the problems of our cities which have been ignored by past generations. It is from this perspective that Over-Arrudas (pictured) fits: a project that celebrates this river in […]

  4. The Grid: a landscape of colonizing voids

    The exhibition “Misunderstandings”, held jointly by Campo gallery (Rome) and Le FRAC Center (Orleans, France), was intended as an experiment on what should be a historical collection and how contemporary architectural practice can approach it. To do so, twelve architects and artists were invited by curators Gianfranco Bombaci, Matteo Costanzo, Luca Galofaro and Davide Sacconi […]

  5. A rare typology
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    A rare typology

    In a country of cities explicitly dominated and regulated by the private realm, architecture critic Abílio Guerra makes a sharp note on three of the very few open blocks of São Paulo, where public and private space don’t confront each other, but instead work in symbiosis: Quadra Aberta: uma tipologia urbana rara em São Paulo […]

  6. Void possibilities: model #5

      photo: Carlos M Teixeira

  7. Good news for hard times

    Good news for hard times, the (much appropriated) title of the last issue of V!rus, has just been published.  The magazine is edited by Nomads / USP (University of Sao Paulo); Vazio S/A appears with a text about our project Other Territories, which may happen this year. Good news!

  8. Void possibilities: model #4

    photo: Carlos Teixeira