Void – Vazio S/A
  1. Forbidden Void
    11:40 am
    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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  2. 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. […]

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. Benign Tumor
    08:36 pm

    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 […]

  9. Void for Dummies: writer and educator Rubem Alves has written a text about the void to his grandchildren. It is sensational! The void Rubem Alves My grandchildren, today I want you to tell me, what is worth best: the void or the full? Ah! What a stupid question! Everybody knows that what is full is […]

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