Brazil has one of the world's great modernist heritages, an expansive legacy that stems from the intense cultural cross-pollination that occurred in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Brazil's embrace of the International Style side-stepped its more oblique and staid applications in favour of something more baroque and exuberant, a country where concrete's structural potential was unleashed without compromise.
Yet the sheer volume of modernist works - Oscar Niemeyer alone built over 500 buildings - weighs heavy on the younger generation; should they evolve the undeniably innovative aesthetic of the past or should they strike out in new directions?
Today the country faces major infrastructural challenges, ongoing urban regeneration and a spirited private residential scene. Wallpaper has canvassed ten studios at the cutting edge of the contemporary scene to bring you a directory of the very best of Brazilian architecture now.