Cais do Sertão Musem

The Cais do Sertão Museum (CSM), a building located in a historical neighborhood of Recife. The narrative of the project was creating an experience of the northeast Brazilian outback (the Sertão) inside the space of the building. As a multimedia museum, with few objects, but a lot of films, games and electronics plus exhibitions, the building was designed with an open plan and oversize spacecharacterized by a high ceiling height along with large spaces with undisturbed obstacles. The architects also designed more than two thousand white cobogós – a typical element of the Modern Architecture in Recife to filter the light inspired in the dry twigs of the outback region to minimize direct solar insolation configuring the passive climate control characteristic.

Images by Nelson Kon courtesy of the architects.


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