News – Vazio S/A
  1. 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 […]

  2. 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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  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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, […]

  6. 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.

  7. 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. […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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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  15. 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

  16. Architecture for non-architects

    “Architecture for non-architects” is a seminar organized by the coworking platform Guaja. From August 23 to September 15, at 7:30 pm. Tonight: round table with Fernando Maculan, Facundo Guerra, Ana Paula Baltazar and Carlos Teixeira (Vazio S/A). Everyone is invited!

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  17. Spiral Booths – Events matrix

    Can the stage of a theater – a space always flat and open – be compartmented and upright? Spiral Booths is a spiral staircase through which you can reach six micro-stages arranged at different levels of this staircase. Installed in a gallery of the Victoria & Albert Museum, it was Vazio S/A’s answer to a […]

  18. 100% Minas + Pop 10 Armchair

    100% Minas has already been inaugurated and remains on show until September 17. With a focus on the latest production of designers based in Minas Gerais, it was curated by Monica Boscarino. The event takes place in an old mansion located on Rua Sapucaí, a central region marked by strong urban, political and gastronomic effervescence […]

  19. Pop 10 Armchair
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    Pop 10 Armchair

    Pop 10 Armchair = 10x10cm rebar mesh + 20mm curved plywood. The armchair will be part of Mostra 100% Minas, which will take place from August 12 in the old RFFSA mansion in Belo Horizonte. +info: Vazio S/A Furniture Design

  20. Ode to the void – book launch in Sao Paulo, Rio and BH

    “Romano Guerra Publishers and Nhamerica Platform launch the Latin America: Thoughts series on June 6, 2017 at Marieta Space (r. Maria Paula 96, São Paulo), with the presence of the authors and mediation of Fernando Lara, followed by an autograph section and chat. “The first three books – Architecture and Nature, by Abilio Guerra, Ode […]

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  21. PLOT 35 – The Grid

    The Argentine magazine PLOT has just published “La Grilla” (The Grid), an article about our drawings for the Misunderstandings exhibition.  

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  22. Experimenting Landscapes

    Written by Emily Waugh, professor at Harvard University, Experimenting Landscapes (Birkhauser, 2016) is a book dedicated to the Metis International Festival which features 20 gardens in Quebec, including our Dead Garden II.  

  23. “Herbs, vegetables, strange flowers and rogue weeds pioneer tiny cracks in the urban landscape.” CMG Landscape Architecture The Crack Garden, made by the Californian office CMG Landscape Architecture, was one of the works awarded in the ASLA 2009 Professional Awards, the present award of the American Society of Landscape Artists. The idea is interesting and […]

  24. Unheard void: the core of the block

    The cities’ dense areas are full of unnoticed urban voids: one example is the many core of blocks that unfortunately go without any use. This block (pictured) in downtown BH is an example of how easy it would be to convert emptiness into a square. In it they planted some trees that seek to survive, […]

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