USC: Brazil Studio
BRAZIL STUDIO was a graduate architecture studio taught by Warren at the University of Southern California in 2014. The studio allowed students the opportunity to experience the culture of Brazil — a country with a profoundly influential architectural legacy — on a 10-day field trip. During the studio, the students were given a site at the north eastern edge of Sao Paulo.
A series of projects were developed collectively to propose a loose grid upon which both pin-pointed, highly specific architectures can emerge alongside more generic development. The unique Brazilian architectural traditions were embraced as a set of strategies. The Plan highlights a number of broad urban gestures and plenty of open space for this new neighborhood to flourish.