News – Vazio S/A
  1. Chaumont-sur-Loire 2020 – the coronavirus wait

    Our “Paysage de Feu” (Landscape of Fire), a garden that will be built on the occasion of the next Festival International des Jardins Chaumont-sur-Loire 2020, awaits the outcome of the coronavirus crisis. The garden will be assembled with twisted branches of trees from Cerrado, the savannah of Brazil’s hinterlands, and explores several issues related to […]

  2. Void possibilities: Option Lots, Berlin

    Similar to some urban voids already described in this blog (see “Void possibilities: New York atypical lots” for example), in Berlin there are bizarre urban gaps that can be the object of an experimental occupation. In the GDR in the 1980s, the vacant lots in central Berlin were being developed with prefabricated buildings. Due to […]

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  3. Under construction: BsAs building

    The works began last December. More informtion here and here.     .

  4. Vazio lecture at UFMG

    03/19/2020, Lecture Hall at UFMG School of Architecture. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Event canceled due to the coronavirus crisis !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Building in Carajás National Forest, Amazon

    Designed to house a new Vale Mining office in Pará, this new Vazio S/A project is inserted in a small clearing in the Carajás National Forest (Brazilian Amazon), seeking the least impact on the landscape. The metal roof defines a building that is both tropical and industrial, with generous openings and spaces between ceilings. The […]

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  7. CBM Headquarters
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    CBM Headquarters

    New project online! Construtora Barbosa Mello’s new headquarters is an open office whose main element is a skylight that provides plenty of natural light, which allowed a highlight to the landscaping. Palm trees, cyclanthus, and golden pothos constrict and demarcate continuous rooms, artificial light is balanced with daylight, and living areas are defined by green […]

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  8. Ode to the Void – out of print

    Published in 2017, Ode to the Void is sold out since March 2019; a new print is due soon. The texts in this book were previously published in the Vitruvius online journal by architect Carlos M Teixeira. The more incisive of them is “The True Nature of Brasilia,” a praise to the cerrado (a Brazilian savannah) […]

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  9. Void possibilities: dragon gates

      Hong Kong’s “dragon gates” are a series of skyscraper gaps that allow dragons to fly from mountains to sea through gigantic residential high-rises. In a city where the cost of a flat’s square meter can reach more than US$ 35.000, these tycoon voids are both capitalist and premodern. From Its Mouth Came to River […]

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  10. Other Territories

      Vazio S/A, Coletivo Aurora and Eduardo de Jesus have launched the open competition Outros Territórios – International Call for Urban Intervention. Outros Territórios (Other Territories) is a suite of ephemeral interventions proposed for a hilly neighborhood in Belo Horizonte: Buritis. The plan envisages an instantaneous transformation of the landscape through the simultaneous occupation of […]

  11. We are happy with the results of the Tomie Ohtake/Akzo Nobel Prize! The exhibition with the finalist projects was inaugurated last week and remains until September 23 at the Tomie Ohtake Institute in São Paulo. Our Cerrado House was awarded 3rd place! Among the other winners, who highly honor our placement, are Hector Viglecca and […]

  12. There is in Porto an unexplored and expectant world: the so-called secret gardens inside its blocks. An obscure mark of the urban fabric of this city, such urban voids are even more surprising given the location of several of them right in the Center, especially in the historic neighborhoods of Santo Ildefonso and Cedofeita. That […]

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  13. Void possibilities: Reinventer Paris

    In 2017, the mayor of Paris convened the international competition Reinventer Paris, in which architects and developers were encouraged to propose solutions for infrastructures that are not very visible, such as spaces under overpasses, underutilized underground parking lots, reservoirs, and disused subway stations. The latent possibilities of these infrastructures will be revealed to propose a […]

  14. Void possibilities: flyovers in BH

    The images below are two examples of what can be done with urban voids. The first is a mosaic of photos of several overpasses along the East West Expressway in Belo Horizonte and was done during our research Under the Expressway, held many years ago in partnership with the Integration Office of PUC-MG and sponsored […]

  15. Tomie Ohtake Award!

    The Cerrado House is one of the finalists of the Architecture Prize Tomie Ohtake — an award celebrating contemporary Brazilian built architecture. An exhibition with the 13 finalist works will open in September at the Tomie Ohtake Cultural Center in São Paulo. The other finalists are Bloco Architects, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, and Brasil Arquitetura, […]

  16. Cities within the City

    The online journal Vitruvius and the co-working  platform Guaja have just published the article “Cities within the City”, where we review the last Shenzhen Hong Kong Architecture and Urbanism Bi-City Biennale, and our participation in the event with the proposal Nantou Playground. The English version was published by the website e-architect.

  17. Imaginary Cartographies

    We are pleased to invite everyone to “Imaginary Cartography: The City and its Writings“, which began at Sesc Palladium (Belo Horizonte) last week, and of which we are participating after the generous invitation of curators Mauricio Meirelles and Marconi Drummond. The exhibition is a contemporary look at the urban and literary history of Belo Horizonte. […]

  18. We are very proud to present our proposal for the Shenzhen / Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale: a playground as opportunity to install a fresh public use into an empty building in Nantou, an urban village in Shenzhen, China. Like trying to mix water and oil, the challenge of the project lies in keeping something of […]

  19. Mark no. 70
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    Mark no. 70

    Dutch magazine Mark published an inteview with Carlos in its no. 70 issue; check it out on Mark’s website. Photos: Gabriel Castro. Text: Ana Martins.

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  20. International Committee of Architectural Critics

    We are very proud to know of the Pierre Vago Prize of the International Committee of Architectural Critics awarded to the book “Architecture and Nature”, by Abilio Guerra, at an event held in South Korea. Along with “Risk Space” (Otavio Leonidio) and “Ode to the Void” (Carlos Teixeira / Vazio S/A), the book integrates the […]

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  21. Forbidden Void
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    Forbidden Void

    Ben Katchor, cartoon artist of the American magazine Metropolis, writes bizarre stories about design, architecture and behaviour. In the April 2009 edition, Marlon, a boy marked by childhood memories, grows up with a desire of owning a house with an absolutely impenetrable room. At 50, rich and psychotic, Marlon purchases an apartment with a salon […]

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  22. Playscape! Slides for 1.000 kids

    The playground objects we proposed for a kindergarten that houses more than 1,000 children in Ribeirão das Neves (MG, Brazil) have their imagined forms as the translation of the movements and games they sponsor: ramps, nets, ladders and climbs here are a departure point to imagine other ways to slip, climb, hide, swing, descend, go […]

  23. Void possibilities: Nantou (Shenzhen, China)

    Among all the cities in the world, Shenzhen (China) probably has been the fastest growing in the last thirty years: neighboring Hong Kong in the Pearl River Delta, what was a village of 30,000 in 1980 is now a conurbation of 17 million inhabitants. In this overwhelming process of urbanization, little of its history has […]

  24. Novo Morar
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    Novo Morar

    NovoMorar is a platform that offers alternatives to the sameness of the current real estate products through buildings (and apartments) that prioritize the well-being of its residents, the smart economy and the city. Novomorar is an initiative by Vazio S/A and Total Engenharia. To know it, please visit Novomorar.com.br

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  25. BsAs Bldg.
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    BsAs Bldg.

    Buenos Aires building is the new project by Vazio S/A! More information at www.novomorar.com.br