Activating the Voids – Vazio S/A
  1. 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 […]

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  2. Void possibilities: The field

    The photographer Joachim Schmid has an essay on soccer fields in Brazil (The Field, 2010) that shows that, depending on the contingencies found, football doesn’t have to be practiced in a rectangle. More than a revelation that it can accommodate to topography and non-orthogonal limits, the photos show a fantastic solid/void contrast in the middle […]

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  3. 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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  4. A plunge into the abyss

    In a world where water use is increasingly discussed, it is surprising to know that the stepwells of Rajasthan and Gujarat are structures as fabulous as they are unknown. Architectonic Abyss Carlos M Teixeira “My first impression upon seeing the Indian stepwells was this: they look like a reverie of inverted steps and levels, a […]

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  5. The Grid: a landscape of colonizing voids

    The exhibition “Misunderstandings”, held jointly by Campo gallery (Rome) and Le FRAC Center (Orleans, France), was intended as an experiment on what should be a historical collection and how contemporary architectural practice can approach it. To do so, twelve architects and artists were invited by curators Gianfranco Bombaci, Matteo Costanzo, Luca Galofaro and Davide Sacconi […]

  6. Void possibilities: model #3

    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 I, Topografical […]

  7. “Activating the Voids” at the University of Hong Kong

    Vazio S/A will present their latest projects in Hong Kong. The lecture Activating the Voids is part of the ACE Seminar organized by Youngchul Kim, PhD. assistant professor at the City University of Hong Kong.

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