Vazio S/A

A preview of Madreperola’s photo essay at Cerrado House by photographer Gustavo Marx.

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Julia Cooke, from Curbed magazine, wrote a nice article about our project Over-Aricanduva; click here

The russian website BERLOGOS published our project Structural Archaeology. To see the full article, click on this link.

Photo: Breno Mayer

We are very happy to know that our Montevideo 285 is among Archdaily’s Top 100 Projects!

Designed after a public tender, this proposal for MG State Schools that we just delivered seeks to define an architectural identity linked to a modular and flexible solution for the new 50 units to be built throughout the State. The project was made in partnership with M3Arquitetura.


Urbanism of Absence

The short text below was published on the exhibition catalogue of the “2º Instituto Tomie Ohtake’s Architecture Award”, which presented its prize finalists in September 2015. The jury was formed by Shundi Iwamizu, Abílio Guerra and Carlos Teixeira (Vazio S/A), who wrote about the winning project, “Cota 10″.

+info: Exposição do 2º Prêmio de Arquitetura Instituto Tomie Ohtake Akzonobel

Urbanism of Absence
Can architecture be the revelation of an absence? An investigation into a latent energy, a sensitivity to an inaudible background noise? That seems to be the motto of Cota 10. In a profession always concerned with building, few hear the echoes of what was demolished. Busy with adding, architects rarely consider the potential of subtraction, destruction, and voids.


For the 4th year in a row, Vazio S/A will take part on the Metis International Garden Festival. Our project Dead Garden II was inicially built at Belo Horizonte on the event “White Night” 2012, and since 2013 is on show in Quebec.…/jardin-117-dead-garden-ii.p…

Dead Garden II,
Jardim Morto I,
Metis festival:

The Argentinian magazine PLOT has just published, in its 29th edition, two works by Vazio S/A: a review on the book Entre (Artifice Books on Architecture, 380p., 2012) and the intervention Strucutral Archaeology.


3 times Archdaily!

Vazio S/A had three projects recently published in Archdaily Mexico, Chile, Brazil, USA and China!:

VDA Building on Archdaily Chile (Plataforma Arquitectura) and USA
Structural Archaeology on Archdaily China and Mexico
The Absolute Skyscraper on Archdaily Brazil

“Abismos Arquitetônicos” (Architectonic Abysses) is an essay about the Indian cisterns which has just been published on the architecture online journal Vitruvius.

My first impression upon seeing the Indian stepwells was this: they look like a reverie of inverted steps and levels, a descent into the depths of the desert every bit as disconcerting as a plunge into the abyss. Rendered all the starker by the play of light and shade, these flights of steps form an architectonic mantra of stunning visual effect, endowing the stairways with a vertiginous rhythm, repeating a pattern that boggles for its scale and multiplication, as if reproduced ad infinitum in a hall of mirrors.