Project – Vazio S/A
  1. Chaumont-sur-Loire 2020 – built project!

    .  … With an official opening scheduled for early April, everything indicated that the coronavirus would postpone the 2020 Festival des Jardins Chaumont-sur-le-Loire until next year. But to the surprise of the Frenchmen, the Festival was opened suddenly on May 16, and among the gardens of the 2020 exhibition is our “Piro-Paisagem” made with trees […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. Void Possibilities: Palimpsest Square and Topographical Amnesias

    Vazio S/A started a partnership with the theater company Armatrux in 2001, when we worked together on the project Topographical Amnesias I, where the play Invent to Leonardo was staged. This rare convergence between theater, architecture, scenography and urbanism was repeated later with other companies in Brazil, including Teatro da Vertigem and Teatro Oficina, both […]

  4. Under construction: BsAs building

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

  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 […]

  6. Void possibilities: Ibirapuera marquee = beach

    New drawing! This is a possible layout of our Ibirapuera Marquee on a Sunday morning. Here the marquee’s roof is the site for concerts, dancing, sun-tanning, yoga classes — whatever. “We believe that the uncertainty and the uses of the marquee can be enhanced, and with few resources. Through a modular tubular staircase, its huge […]

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  8. Playscape! Walls for 1000 kids

    +info at our Projects section: 1000 kids see also: H3o Park .  

  9. Void possibilities: Over-aricanduva

    Sobre-Aricanduva is a showcase of urban art through an installation to be carried out over the river Aricanduva – one of the main tributaries of the Tietê – in a stretch that will be covered by a temporary metal structure. It is in Penha, east side of São Paulo. The main instrument of transformation of […]

  10. Palácio das Artes

    Palacio das Artes is the largest cultural center of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Its facilities include three theaters, four art galleries, dance school, music school, and also a resident symphony orchestra and resident dance company. Opened in the 1970s, the building has since undergone several improvised interventions and the result is a characterless building with several […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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, […]

  14. 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.

  15. Benign Tumor
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    Originally published in the book History of the Void in Belo Horizonte (Carlos M. Teixeira, Cosac Naify, 1999), the text below depicts a reverse urban sprawl, where everything one day demolished would be recovered and embodied by the same city with the same greed of yore. Editor: Alexandre Campos . Benign Tumor “If the history […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. Live
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    Live

    We’ve just exhumed some photos of the exhibition Em Directo (live), where we showcased the proposal Architectural Grafts and their embossed trunks. With curatorship by Paulo Miyada, the show circulated through some SESCs in Sao Paulo in 2011 and 2012. + info here  

  18. Pop 10 Sofa
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    Pop 10 Sofa

    Pop 10 Sofa = 10×10 cm rebar mesh + 20mm jequitibá boards. See also: Vazio S/A Furniture  and Pop 10 Armchair Photos: Daniel Mansur/Estúdio Pixel

  19. Void possibilities: palimpsest square

    The brief text below was originally written for “The Floor I Step On,” an inspiring Instagram page that became a bestselling book published by journalists Raíssa Pena and Paola Carvalho. Palimpsest Square Carlos M Teixeira “Old house floors remind me of a theater play staged on a vacant lot many, many years ago, in 2001. […]

  20. 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 […]

  21. 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 […]

  22. 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

  23. This is a parking lot!

    In a revealing essay about the future of the car, journalist Henry Grabar states that “Large numbers of streets could be decommissioned and reused as promenades, parks, and sites for housing. Most downtown parking could also become obsolete. The average car is parked 95 percent of the time, and parking spots are required, at great cost, […]

  24. 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 […]

  25. 100% Minas exhibition design – pillars + screens

    + info: 100% Minas