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Pedro Faria graduated as an Architect and Urbanist at Mackenzie University in 2014, São Paulo, Brazil, after attending the Architectural Association (AA) in London and the University of Dundee in Scotland.
Pedro Domingues graduated as an Architect and Urbanist at Mackenzie University in 2014, São Paulo, Brazil, after attending the Architectural Association (AA) in London and the Hogeschool van Amsterdam in Holland.
Fernando O’Leary graduated as an Architect and Urbanist at Mackenzie University in 2014, São Paulo, Brazil after attending the Universidad de los Andes in Columbia and the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid (ETSAM).
VAGA is a word in Portuguese that refers to emptiness, an absence in which the indefinition of use and sense of freedom gives way to a space of possibilities. A latent and expectant point open to the multiplicity of meanings. At the same time, it represents something in constant movement and mutation in an eventful and intense way. The assimilation of this concept motivated the creation of a space that would make it concrete.
VAGA operates in territories of practice and research, exploring the boundaries between architecture, urbanism, and design. Conceived by the Brazilian architects Fernando O’Leary, Pedro Domingues, and Pedro Faria, the studio is an open space that works as a gathering point for people and ideas. It aims to establish a network of collaborative relations between people to promote significant changes utilizing multidisciplinary projects through private clients, national and international competitions, or independent initiatives. VAGA believes in a democratic and horizontal way of making decisions to enrich our creation and investigation processes.