News – Vazio S/A
  1. “Space Other” in the 8th UNESP Architecture Week

    The Student Union of UNESP organizes the 8th Architecture Week, which takes place from August 25 to 29 in Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo. With the theme “Space Other”, the seminar’s participants are Elisabete França, Marcos L. Rosa, Laura Sobral, Arthur Whitaker and Vazio S/A.

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  3. 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 […]

  4. Narrative and Architecture

    “It seems that me we have to regard everything around us as fictional, as if the world were an enormous novel” JG Ballard, in The Atrocity Exhibition Published in Boston (MA) and edited by Ashley Schafer and Amanda Reeser Lawrence, the architecture journal Praxis has launched “True Stories”, an issue devoted to architectural narratives. In […]

  5. Blueprint
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    Blueprint

    Architect Jane Hall wrote a great article on interventions in public spaces in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for the British magazine Blueprint. Entitled “Reclaiming the Public Realm in Belo Horizonte,” the text presents proposals by architects who work with ephemeral interventions in the city like Mach, Micropolis e Dobra. Vazio S/A appears with Sub-Arrudas, an intervention […]

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  6. Brazilian Contemporary – a Roundtable Discussion

    A seminar at the Victoria & Albert Museum with Livia Rezende, Gisela Domschke, Kiki Mazzucchelli, Jochen Volz, Alexandra da Cunha, Luciana Martins and Carlos Teixeira (Vazio S/A).

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  7. Em Direto at Sesc Sorocaba

    The exhibition Em Direto, curated by Paulo Miyada and already presented at Oficna Oswald de Andrade, will be on show at the cultural center Sesc Sorocaba (SP) from February 12. It includes our Architectural Grafts.  

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  8. Estudos, esboços e ensaios poéticos sobre arquitetura e territórios afins

    “Dealing with architectures is to deal with body and skin. Dealing with cities, too. Dealing with objects is dealing with entities with which we co-inhabit houses and cities; roughly fixed entities which are there to serve us, to lessen our solitude, to fertilize our dreams and nightmares. “‘Studies, sketches and poetic essays on architecture and […]

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  9. New project online: Cambridge Turf Bench

    Cambridge Turf Bench is an open air reading room we proposed for Cambridge University Library — see projects section.

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  10. Ukraina Hotel
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    Ukraina Hotel

    Ukraina Hotel is our entry for a competition to redesign a new entryway for a hotel in Moscow — see projects section.    

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  11. The architecture jury of the Paulista Association of Art Critics (APCA) has just released the 2013 APCA Prize in the Frontiers of Architecture category. Shared between light designer Guilherme Bonfanti and Carlos Teixeira (Vazio S/A), the award was given by their participation in the production of the show “Bom Retiro 958 meters“, by theater company […]

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  12. Dead Garden II on Domus

    Published since 1928 and one of the last survivors in the world of architecture printed press, the Italian magazine Domus has just published our project Dead Garden II on its website.

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  13. 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 […]

  14. International meeting “City: Ways of Doing, Ways of Using”

    Another event connected to X São Paulo Architecture Biennale, the international seminar CITY: WAYS OF MAKING, WAYS OF USING will be a discussion of the dilemmas and current urban solutions through projects, works and important experiences in the Brazilian and international urban scenes. For four consecutive days, architects, planners and thinkers will discuss emblematic and […]

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  15. Vazio S/A in “Track Changes” seminar

    In order to discuss possible new modes of operation in the city, the group of Dutch researchers Crimson Architectural Historians will coordinate the seminar Track Changes in 4-7 November at Centro Cultural São Paulo. Part of the X São Paulo Biennale events, Track Changes discusses three themes: We the People, on the democratic aspect of master plans, […]

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  16. Round table “Collaborative Modes # 1 – Residences at Cidade Tiradentes and Bixiga” at SESC Pompeia

    Teatro Oficina: program explosion to the void spaces under the neighbour viaduct (drawing: Carila Matzenbacher) Today, in SESC Pompeia at 8pm, there will be the roundtable “Collaborate Modes # 1 – the Residences at Cidade Tiradentes and Bixiga”, with the participation of William Cesar (CFCCT), Al Borde, NACCO, Vazio S/A, KU Leuven University, Teatro Oficina […]

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  17. Collateral Spaces in Archdaily

    One of the largest architecture websites and the more popular in Brazil, Archdaily (BR) just published a review on Collateral Spaces. Bilingual compendium of fifteen proposals by architects and artists, the book is the result of a project dedicated to research and exhibition practices – by architects, offices, schools of architecture, independent collectives etc. – […]

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  18. Dead Garden II – Almost complete

    Although still incomplete – the wooden structure needs the internal divisions made of black net, the same fabric used in plant nurseries – Dead Gardens II is almost finished. Opened in June, the Internatinonal Garden Festival remains open until October 2013 (see posts below). Photos: Louise Tanguay. ©2013 International Garden Festival, Jardins de Métis.   […]

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  19. X São Paulo Biennale / Collaborative Modes

    Vazio S/A was invited by the X São Paulo Biennale to a residence at Bixiga/Teatro Oficina. Departing from the concept of using the platform of the Biennale not only to show, but to face the production processes of the city in real time, the residence aims to develop proposals for the revitalization of the neighborhood […]

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  20. International Garden Festival 2013 – Other Gardens

    This is to present you some of the other gardens on show (besides ours) at the International Garden Festival this year. From top to bottom: Algae Garden (H. Ring, B. Parker, S. Fredericks), Itinerant Pods (North Design Office), Jardin de la Connaissance (100landschaftsarchitektur), Le Bon Arbre au Bon Endroit (NIPpaysage), and Dymaxion Sleep (J. Hutton, A. Blackwell). […]

  21. Forum of Young Latin-American Architects

    The architect Carlos Teixeira will be a speaker at the FJAL (Forum of Young Latin-American Architects) that takes place in May 15-17 in Fortaleza, Brazil. A biennial event, FJAL sponsors the debate on the new architectural production in the region, focusing the practices which combine theory and practice. It also includes lectures by Adamo-Faiden (Argentina), […]

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  22. Vasco Mourão in the New Yorker magazine

    The illustrator Vasco Mourao, co-author of the book O Condomínio Absoluto – The Ultimate Skyscraper (see book and project) with architect Carlos M Teixeira, has just finished a series of drawings for the New Yorker, the magazine known for publishing great illustrators such as Saul Steinberg, Jean-Jacques Sempé and others. Besides Manhattan’s, there is also […]

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  23. Entre reviews in Archidose (NY), Archdaily (BR), Arq’a (PT) and Sverige Arkitekter (Sweden)

           

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  24. IAB-MG – 14th Architecture Award (2012)

    Designed by Vazio S/A, 285 Montevideo was awarded best built project in the category Housing by the IAB-MG (Brazilian Institute of Architects – MG Chapter).

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    Entre: Architecture from the Performing Arts Carlos M Teixeira; Black Dog; 2012; 380pp., 18×13cm ISBN 978-1-907317-78-1 US$ 29,95 (Amazon) Read below the review by critic Paulo Miyada  Project and Indeterminacy - The work of Carlos Teixeira Paulo Miayada 1. Agoraphobia: the over-determination of the architectonic project   In 1965, in a short essay entitled “The Creative Act”, Marcel […]

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