Competition – Vazio S/A
  1. Vazio S/A on MCHAP 2014-15

    Vazio S/A has TWO projects nominated for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize 2014-2015!!!, the largest and most prestigious architecture award in the Americas. Promoted by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, the list of nominees is on this link. The competing projects are Strucutral Archeology and Cerrado House.

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  2. A reservoir of unbounded possibilities

    “An unexpected reservoir of unbounded possibilities” is the title of our entry for the contest Currencies of Architecture (Chicago Biennial 2015); a statement praising the architectural voids of the concrete “palafittes”: If modernism was a process of universal ambitions, its side effects are not always the result of a resistance to those ambitions, but often […]

  3. New project online: 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 […]

  4. vazio-sa_chaumont_01_site

    Our “Planar Garden” is one of the projects that will be built for the next Chaumont sur le Loire, a landscaping festival in the  Loire Valley that sponsors new, cutting-edge ideas by architects, artists and landscape designers since 1993. Construction costs of Planar Garden are above the budget provided by the Festival and we are […]

  5. 2nd prize at CABH contest

    Vazio S/A won the second prize in the national contest for the headquarters of Belo Horizonte’s City Hall, Brazil. Our proposal seeks to leverage the revitalization of the Center and reinvent its vertical architecture. Aiming to recover the importance of public art, assimilate mass transit and bring back the pedestrian to urban design, the City […]

  6. Jardins de Metis – 2014

    The International Garden Festival in Metis, Quebec, is showcasing again our Dead Garden II in this year’s edition (photos below), which began June 28. After going through the long winter of northern Canada, DG II was reassembled including the installation of some translucent screens that had not been installed last year. The Festival fosters interaction […]

  7. Brazilian Pavilion for Expo Milan 2015

    In a multidisplinary team that included our frequent partners MAch Arquitetos and BCMF Arquitetos, and also the graphic design office Hardy Design, the environmental engineering company Oreades, and the Italian architecture office Eurofiere S.p.A., Vazio S/A participated in the competition for the Brazilian Pavilion / Milan Expo 2015 (pictured). Earth and water together assume a […]

  8. Under the Viaducts – the competition

    A research that investigates how to occupy the idle areas under 15 viaducts along the East-West Expressway in Belo Horizonte, the “Under the Viaducts” project (clic here) was done in 2007 with funds from the Ministry of Cities. At the time, this cutting-edge project was not developed nor adopted as a policy of urban regeneration […]