Landscape Design – Vazio S/A
  1. “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 […]

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  2. New project online: Cambridge Turf Bench

    Cambridge Turf Bench is an open air reading room we proposed for Cambridge University Library — see projects section.

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  3. Dead Garden II – Almost complete

    Although still incomplete – the wooden structure needs the internal divisions made of black net, the same fabric used in plant nurseries – Dead Gardens II is almost finished. Opened in June, the Internatinonal Garden Festival remains open until October 2013 (see posts below). Photos: Louise Tanguay. ©2013 International Garden Festival, Jardins de Métis.   […]

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  4. International Garden Festival 2013 – Other Gardens

    This is to present you some of the other gardens on show (besides ours) at the International Garden Festival this year. From top to bottom: Algae Garden (H. Ring, B. Parker, S. Fredericks), Itinerant Pods (North Design Office), Jardin de la Connaissance (100landschaftsarchitektur), Le Bon Arbre au Bon Endroit (NIPpaysage), and Dymaxion Sleep (J. Hutton, A. Blackwell). […]

  5. Lausanne Jardins 2014 competition

    Vazio S/A took part in the competition of urban gardens for the city of Lausanne, Switzerland, and was ranked among the 33 finalists from a total of 411 initially subscribed. The 25 prizewinning projects were announced in the second issue of Lausanne Jardins_landing. About Lausanne Jardins In 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2009, the city of […]

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    Quebec´s International Garden Festival is recognized as one of the leading annual festivals in the world. Since 2000, more than 900,000 visitors have explored 110 gardens created by over 220 designers from 15 countries. The Festival is a unique forum for innovation and experimentation and an exceptional showcase and launching pad for participating designers from […]

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  7. Landscape Design for Dummies

    A book for “landscape dummies”, Vazio S/A is one of the 100 studios that appear in 1000 Tips by Landscape Architects. One of our tips reads: “Maybe the future of landscape design is not in a respectful or moralist relation with nature, but somewhere between destruction and construction, rejection and resignation.” (Architectural Grafts, Nova Lima, […]

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    Grafts (Carlos Teixeira + Fernando Maculan + Leonardo Costa Braga)   “Graft”, part of the show Simbio on display at Palacio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, is a result of a collaborative work and would not happen were not the fundamental contributions from Fernando Maculan (expography) and Leonardo Costa Braga (photographic essay). Both departed from these […]

  9. International Garden Festival, Canada

    The International Garden Festival is an annual festival of landscaping near Quebec, Canada. This year, the festival held a contest to choose three of the 20 projects that will be built in the next festival, in the summer of 2011. Selected among 194 proposals from 33 countries, the jury chose three winners – one from […]

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  10. The Serendipitous Model

    The model of project Architectural Grafts was done in 2009 for the 8th Sao Paulo Biennial (see aldo Grafts). The trunks of the model were made from the remains of the pruning of a hierba mala (Euphorbia cotinifolia L.), a bush which, when cut, releases a rich white sap. After the Biennial, the model stayed […]

  11. Give the park back to the city

    Architect Roberto Andrés is a collaborator of Hoje em Dia newspaper. Published in March 2009, the text below comments the absurd history of Parque Municipal, the main park of Belo Horizonte, whose area was reduced to less than a third of its original 15,21 hectares. Devolver o Parque à cidade Roberto R. Andrés The Parque […]

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  12. Seed card Vazio S/A: planting report

    Projeto Tzedaká made Vazio S/A seed cards with the help of an agronomist. We attached bellow the planting report of Tzedaká. The cards can be ordered on info@vazio.com.br OBJECTIVE This study aims to monitor the germination of plants from Brazilian flora (…). PRODUCTION We produce handmade paper based on the pulp produced in the recycling […]

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  13. enxertos vazio s/a

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  14. cartão-semente vazio s/a

    O escritório Vazio S/A acaba de distribuir, por correio, um “cartão-semente plantável”. O cartão vem com semetes de quatro árvores: embaúba (Cecropia hololeuca), gameleira (Ficus catappifolia), quaresmeira-roxa (Tibouchina granulosa), e tingui (Magonia pubescens). As duas primeiras são nativas da mata atlântica, as duas últimas, do cerrado. A escolha se deu a partir da flora de […]

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  15. “Apesar de, por um ponto de vista ético, o projeto mostrar-se incômodo e irritante, ele comunica um novo vocabulário na investigação do jardim. As idéias são tão inovadoras quanto controversas e poéticas. Uma cortina de cetim cor-de-rosa, em vez de um cerca, coloca novas questões para o paisagismo; jogando com o contraste entre o natural […]

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