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Model #3 is continuation of a long research begun with project Topografical Amnesias I and the book History of the Void in BH (Carlos M Teixeira, Cosac Naify, 1999), and that now we intend to recover in 2017 with the festival Other Territories.

Let’s go for it!

photo: Carlos Teixeira; model: HS Maquetes
see also: Topografical Amnesias ITopografical Amnesias II and Misunderstandings

Former ballerina at the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the choreographer Marilyn Wood was one of the pioneers in the research between dance and architecture. In 1972 she presented a show on the windows of the Seagram Building in New York as part of a series she’s called “Celebrations in City Places”. Forgotten today, the choreography used all the 44 floors of the Seagram’s iconic glazed facade, and had 35 dancers transforming the windows onto stage; the hall, the revolving doors, and the plaza of the building forming an essential part of the scenography. With the exception of the photo above, there is virtually no record of the event on the Internet, but the visual resemblance between it and some of Vazio S/A’s works is incredibly obvious, especially in the case of “Invisible Public Spaces” and “Spiral Booths“.

XVIII IAB Prize
20/12/2016

We were very happy to know that Gambiologia/Kludgeology, an exhibition designed by Vazio S/A, was awarded in the XVIII Prize organized by IAB – the Brazilian Institute of Architects!
+info: IAB webpage

“Misleadingly interlocked, ostensibly cantilevered and sumptuously textured” was how journalist John Bezold, from the prestigious Dutch magazine Mark (pictured) began his beautiful presentation of our Cerrado House. Another nice review of the same house, Eupalinos in the Cerrado, was written by Fernando Lara in AU #263, according to whom “Tudo convida a subir, a casa inteira existe nessa dicotomia entre o abrigo protegido abaixo e o desejo de ascensão ao cume da casa e do morro”.

 

The Italian magazine Domus has just published a review about the exhibition “Misunderstandings” at Campo gallery, Rome. Our entry, “The Grid”, appears as the front image.

Vazio S/A is one of the participants of the exhibition “Misunderstandings” in Campo, a gallery in Rome the aim of which is to “debate, study and celebrate architecture”. The other participants of the show starting today are: Black Square, BuildingBuilding, Matilde Cassani, Lukas Feireiss, Saba Innab, LIST, Kula Manthey, OBRA, OMMX, PioveneFabi, and UHO. Everyone is invited!

This Tuesday Carlos Teixeira will take part on the debate “Other Narratives” which is part of the “Ser Urbano: 7th Architecture and Urbanism Week at PUC-Rio “. + info on the event’s page.

Today, Vazio S/A will be on the Federal University of Paraná’s Academic Week of Architecture and Urbanism (SAAU), in Curitiba. Full event program on the SAAU’s Facebook page

Other Territories
09/09/2016

The curator Eduardo de Jesus and Vazio S/A are producing a festival of architecture and urban art on the neighborhood Buritis, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Called Other Territories, its goal is to discuss latent urban voids and to propose solutions for up to 20 “stilted” buildings. The 20  interventions will be simultaneous and the show is scheduled for July 2017. If you happen to live in a stilted building and are interested in participating, please contact us!
More info at https://issuu.com/vazioarquitetura/docs/ct92-arq-ep-doc-amnesias-iv-concurs/1

Our H3o park is among the 20 selected Latin American projects to take part on Colombia’s Rogelio Salmona‘s architecture Prize!!!

Cerrado House was published in Domus; full article here.

A preview of Madreperola’s photo essay at Cerrado House by photographer Gustavo Marx.

Julia Cooke, from Curbed magazine, wrote a nice article about our project Over-Aricanduva; click here

The Russian website BERLOGOS published our project Structural Archaeology. To see the full article, click on this link.

Photo: Breno Mayer
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