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Vila del Rey Exhibition, Belo Horizonte, South America – design by Vazio Arquitetura

1 May 2012

Architectural Grafts

Exhibition, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Design: Vazio S/A Arquitetura e Urbanismo

Located at Vila del Rey house, “Grafts” is the garden as becoming; as a contradictory process where trees are pierced by an artificial element – a prosthesis – to, as time goes time, incorporate this agression into their trunk. Awarded third place in a competition for built landscape design in Austria (Private Plots 2008), the jury thus (weirdly) considered the project: “Though an ethical understanding of plant treatment is irritating at first, the project communicates a new vocabulary for the investigation of gardens. The ideas are both innovative and controversial, and embody great poetry. A pink curtain instead of a hedge sets new accents; it plays on the contrast between natural and unnatural elements.”

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The original garden was then used as the starting point for the show Simbio, described below. The garden is part of casa Vila del Rey, that was published in e-architect.

Simbio
Simbio reaches its second edition and once again have the dialogue between the arts as its main moto. The project proposes to approach issues such as collaborative art and artistic symbiosis. “Simbio acts to contribute to the formation of new creators, enabling the research, training, exchange, circulation and production of thought in various forms of artistic expression,” says its art director. At first, six artists from different areas were invited, and then each selected two or three collaborators from a field of knowledge different than theirs, to then develop a work to be exhibited from April 24 to May 13. The artists are: Carlos Teixeira (architecture), Binho Barreto (design), Clarissa Campolina (audiovisual), among others.

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Grafts –
Carlos Teixeira (architecture), with Fernando Maculan (designer) and Leonardo Costa Braga (artist photographer)

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Between the conception of a space and its implementation there is a gap that deforms and updates the original intentions of the architect at once. Over the life of an area or city, this gap tends to increase, bringing new factors into the equation originally settled in the design act. Mindful of this dynamic and willing to make it a creative and political potential, “Grafts” is a reflection on the parameters odd to a huge fraction of architectural designs: the passage of time and speed of transformation of the urban landscape, the character of the occupation of any space during events, and the hidden potential of urban voids spaces and unnamed places of the city.

In 2008, a set of furniture and landscape design built in the garden of the architect [CarlosTeixeira] were fixed with screws on the trunks of large trees. Since then, some details of this set show how the trees were able not only to live with these artificial inserts as well as incorporating them to their growth as permanent prostheses. These prostheses were then brought to this exhibition as dissociated from the original processes, where destruction is followed by a spontaneous reconstruction, where an assault shortly after turns on the aggressor and slowly appears to be even more aggressive than the first aggressive act. (Paulo Miyada)

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“Grafts”, part of the show Simbio on display at Palacio das Artes, Belo Horizonte (Brazil), is actually 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 domes to then manipulate and transform them, all resulting in an overlap between the photo essay by LCB and the domes by CT spatially articulated in FM’s expography.

Simbio
Exhibition: 25 Apr – 13 May 2012

Participants:
Carlos Teixeira – collaborators: Fernando Maculan and Leonardo Costa Braga
Clarissa Campolina – collaborators: O Grivo, Joana Hardy and Antônio Valladares
Felipe Turcheti – collaborators: Pedro Veneroso and Tiago Mata Machado
Julia Panadés – collaborators: Gilda Quintão, Pablo Lobato and Mariana Hardy
Raquel Schembri – collaborators: Ricardo Portilho, Dragana Brankovi and Shima
Binho Barreto – collaborators: Eurico Fernandes and Guilherme Lessa

Venue: Palacio das Artes: Av. Afonso Pena 1537 , Belo Horizonte MG

Architectural Grafts images / information from Vazio S/A Arquitetura e Urbanismo

Previously:

Architectural Grafts

Design: Vazio S/A Arquitetura e Urbanismo

“Architectural Grafts” is the garden as becoming; as a contradictory process where trees are pierced by an artificial element – a “prosthesis” – to, as time goes time, incorporate this agression into its trunk.

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Awarded third place in a competition for built landscape design in Austria (Private Plots 2008), the jury thus (weirdly) considered the project: “Though an ethical understanding of plant treatment is irritating at first, the project communicates a new vocabulary for the investigation of gardens.

The ideas are both innovative and controversial, and embody great poetry. A pink curtain instead of a hedge sets new accents; it plays on the contrast between natural and unnatural elements.”

Architectural Grafts images / information from Vazio S/A Arquitetura e Urbanismo

Vazio Arquitetura


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