Project – Vazio S/A
  1. Ode to the Wilderness of Brasilia

    In partnership with two studios — L-A-P from Medelin and MACh from BH — Vazio S/A has conceived a park in Brasilia for a national competition. “Buritizais and Mounds,” the name of the proposal, inserts program (sports fields, skate bowls, playgrounds, gymnastics etc.) on the perimeter of the area, thereby freeing 400,000 m2 in the […]

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  2. vazio_sa_vertigem-01

    “Bom Retiro 958 meters” is the last show by  Teatro da Vertigem (Vertigo Theatre), a company of 20 years marked by the poetic appropriation of the spaces where it has performed. Directed by Antonio Araújo, the show premiered in June and had Amanda Antunes and Carlos Teixeira (Vazio S/A) as art directors, and lighing design by […]

  3. Friendly Fire
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    Friendly Fire

    “Space for subversion, mockery and fetish in architecture”, the iconoclastic Portuguese fanzine Friendly Fire has just sent us the no. 86 copy of its very limited run of 100! Friendly Fire is at Archizines world tour, an exhibition which celebrates and promotes the recent reemergence of independent architectural magazines all over the planet. Including volumes from […]

  4. Segue-se Ver o que Quisesse

    These are the pictures that architect Carlos Teixeira presents in the show “Segue-se Ver o que Quisesse” now showing at Palacio das Artes (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) from 22 May. Curated by photographer and director of the Centre de la Photographie in Geneva (Switzerland) Joerg Bader, the approximately 470 works on display can be seen in three […]

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    Grafts (Carlos Teixeira + Fernando Maculan + Leonardo Costa Braga)   “Graft”, part of the show Simbio on display at Palacio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, is a result of a collaborative work and would not happen were not the fundamental contributions from Fernando Maculan (expography) and Leonardo Costa Braga (photographic essay). Both departed from these […]

  6. Simbio 2012
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    Simbio 2012

    We would like to invite everyone to the opening of the exhibition Simbio at Palacio das Artes, Belo Horizonte (Brazil). Simbio is an exhibition where the six invited artists must work with two collaborators  and where the result should reflect this process done at six hands.  Carlos Teixeira(Vazio S/A) invited architect  Fernando Maculan (expography) and […]

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  7. World Architecture News’ editorial

    Website World Architecture News has just published “Breaking Down Barriers”, an editorial on Tamarineira Park, our competition entry for a park in Recife, Brazil in which a 19th century psychiatric hospital is converted into a park/hospital/museum.   Breaking down Barriers Social facilities on site of 1874 Brazilian psychiatric hospital look to integrate patients with local […]

  8. Evolo Skycrapers – the book

    With hundreds of skyscrapers’ designs in 1,224 pages, the book e-Volo has just been launched in a limited edition of 500 copies. E-Volo — Rethinking the Skyscraper is a contest that in the last six years received 4,000 proposals from architects all over the world, out of which 300 were compiled in the big book. Carlos M […]

  9. The Serendipitous Model II

    Last week was the last one to see the exhibit Em Direto (Alive) at Oficina Oswald de Andrade, Sao Paulo. Our partipation was Architectural Grafts; a project that departs from objects and furniture built in Vila del Rey’s garden. The show reflects the passage of time both in the garden and in the objects that […]

  10. Opostos se Contraem

    “Opostos se Contraem” is the title of the first one-man show of artist Roberto Bellini in Belo Horizonte (Brazil), The exhibition was designed by Vazio S/A. Centro de Arte Contemporânea e Fotografia Av. Afonso Pena, 737 – Belo Horizonte – Brazil 8 Nov to  4 Dec 2011 Roberto Bellini Opostos se Contraem – drawings, photographs […]

  11. e-architect Editorial

    e-architect – one of the three largest architecture websites in the world  – published today the brief editorial Critical Beauty, written by architect Carlos Teixeira after an invitation by the publisher Isabelle Lomholt. Every week, an invited editor presents the new projects of the website, and this week has new works by OMA,  Iotti + Pavarani, […]

  12. Credits
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    In motion pictures, all those who participate in the production are mentioned in the final credits: from the director to the cleaners, from the producers to the make-up artists, from the chief actors to the accountants — all are duly credited. Although this never happens in architecture, the home-made video below chronicles the construction of […]

  13. 285 Montevideo
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    285 Montevideo

    285 Montevideo was completed in the end of February. The building has roof gardens, solar water heating, fountainbushes (Russelia equisetiformis) in planting boxes, solar light filters (cantilevered grilles), 3,5-meter ceiling height in three apartaments, all the rooms and bedrooms’ windows facing the morning sun, cross ventilation in all the units, etc.  285 Montevideo was built […]

  14. The Other, the Same

    29th Sao Paulo International Art Biennial, terreiro (yard) o Outro, o Mesmo (the Other, the Same) by Carlos Teixeira. More info at the Biennial website, www.29bienal.org.br photos: Nelson Kon, Camila Picolo, Carlos Teixeira

  15. Vazio S/A / New Address

    Vazio S/A has just relocated to a 1920s house in Belo Horizonte. The house is also the base of BCMF Architects (our frequent partner), A&M, and Hardy Design.

  16. Under Construction – The Other, The Same

    “The Other, the Same” under construction: 29th Sao Paulo Art Biennial, August 11.

  17. Urbanacción, the book

    We have just received the excellent volume Urbanacción, a compendium based on exhibitions and workshops that happened in the cultural center Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2007-2009. Edited by Ana Mendez, Urbanacción presents works by EcosistemaUrbano, Santiago Cirugeda, Raumlabor, AAA, Vazio S/A, and others. The text below was published atNAi Bookshop, where the book can be purchased: “This book collects […]

  18. Under Construction – Spiral Booths

    Spiral Booths under construction: MDM Props, London, May 21.

  19. Born in Brazil – Wallpaper May 2010

    The latest edition of Wallpaper magazine, “Born in Brazil | Nascida no Brasil,” features a panel (aka incredibly  hyper-colorized) from recent projects, including our project 285 Montevideo. .

  20. Spiral Booths video, V&A Museum

    Produced by Culture Shock Media, the Victoria & Albert Museum has just published on its website a two-minute video of our project Spiral Booths (see post below, April 10). An extended version of the video will be on display at the museum by occasion of the exhibition “Architects Build Small Spaces”, to be open  June 15. 

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  21. Originally published on the online journal  Vitruvius, this text advocates the participation of architects in property development and describes an experiment developed in discipline Estudio V at Unileste-MG, taught by Wellington Cançado and Carlos Teixeira. It was a good opportunity to contrast the limitations and greed in civil construction with  the freedom of academic speculation. […]