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Vazio S/A

Vazio S/A mixes research and practice. We strive for an active approach that is full of purpose, a vision of informality, empty spaces and the market as something that can point the way towards new opportunities. Allied with the portfolio of a conventional firm is an experimental studio that explores publications, partnerships with social and artistic groups, and interventions in search of new relationships between contemporary culture and architecture.


Cerrado House / Vazio S/A

09:00 - 22 June, 2016
Cerrado House / Vazio S/A
, © Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro

© Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Silvio Todeschi © Gabriel Castro + 26

VDA Building / Vazio S-A

17:00 - 25 March, 2016
VDA Building / Vazio S-A, © Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro

Courtesy of Carlos Teixeira Courtesy of Carlos Teixeira © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Belo Horizonte, Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Authors

    Carlos M Teixeira (principal arch.), Leonardo Rodrigues (collab. arch.), Ligia Milagres (collab. arch.)
  • Photographs

Structural Archeology / Vazio S/A

13:00 - 20 March, 2016
Structural Archeology  / Vazio S/A, © Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro

© Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Belo Horizonte, Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Author

    Carlos M. Teixeira
  • Collaborators

    Leonardo Rodrigues, Daila Coutinho, Frederico Almeida
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year


285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A

00:00 - 5 September, 2011
285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Vazio S/A © Vazio S/A © Vazio S/A © Vazio S/A + 40

Spiral Booths / Vazio S/A

20:00 - 10 August, 2010
Courtesy of Vazio S/A
Courtesy of Vazio S/A

This summer, the V&A has commissioned seven architects at the forefront of experimental design to create their first built structures in the UK (see Rintala Eggertsson Architects’ structure here). The structures are installed in a number of locations across the landscape of the Museum and are designed as immersive spaces – places both of encounter and reflection – where visitors can escape the chaos of everyday life and directly experience the architecture first hand. 19 architects were originally invited to submit proposals, the designs and models of which are on display in the V&A+RIBA Architecture Gallery.

A space for theatre and performance that fragments the stage into six micro-stages, Vazio S/A created a series of inter-connected booths set around a central spiral staircase in the V&A’s Porter Gallery. The structure takes as its inspiration elevated dwelling spaces in high-density areas in Brazil. A number of practitioners from London working across theatre, dance and music were commissioned to devise new pieces of work in response to the structure, to be performed in the six booths at various points during the exhibition.

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