Vazio S/A

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The marquee of the Ibirapuera Park is a covered, open and active space, which freedom of occupation is due to its “non occupation by architecture”. (…)
We believe that the uncertainty and the uses of the marquee can be enhanced, and with few resources. By means of a modular tubular staircase, its huge terrace would be occupied on specific situations, and then new views of the park, new public spaces and a new perception of the marquee would be made possible. A “latent square” would be discovered.

VDA building done!

Photos by Eduardo Eckenfels and Gabriel Castro


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Tomie Ohtake Award

The results of the Tomie Ohtake Institute’s Architecture Award will be announced this Wednesday, 22 July. The selection board members are Abilio Guerra, Shundi Iwamizu, Priscyla Gomes and Carlos Teixeira (Vazio S/A).

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Ruichang, China I

Vazio S/A: flats in Jiangxi province, China.

“Molewa” was an architectural competition for a new neighborhood in Ruichang, Jiangxi province, China. Our proposal bet on an image both unique and harmonic: a residential building in tune with the idea of a new era of Chinese architecture – one less blatant and more attentive to the local context. The proposal is sustainable, relays and updates traditional elements, avoids free formal gestures, seeks a sensible cost-benefit ratio in its innovations, and presents a careful architecture vis-à-vis the vernacular architecture of southern China.

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Ruichang, China II

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Our project for the Helsinki Museum design competition is available in the projects section. Its ramps refer the image of the building to a myriad of architectural references at once discordant and complementary, such as the mesopotamians ziggurats, the terraces of a mastaba, the spirals of a minaret and, specially, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum in NY.

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Julia Pinto, architecture student at Escola da Cidade (Sao Paulo), held a research using works of Vazio S/A, Louise Ganz and Rubens Mano, seeking to understand how, through critical and artistic / architectural practice, each of these artists contribute to the reflection on their professions. The full paper is available at ISSUU.

VDA building…

…façade almost finished

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