Gallery: Abandoned Warehouse Tranformed With Movable Steel Facade

Sometimes all a building really needs to be transformed is just a facelift, and this is exactly what Andre Kikoski Architects (AKA) provided for two abandoned warehouses in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. AKA designed and installed a moveable steel facade that opens, just like an airplane hanger, to reveal the building's doors and windows behind. By day the facade provides an awning for the building and passerbys to rest beneath, and at night the steel facade protects the building. Fashioned with LED lights, the building emits an incredible glow through an abstract assembly of perforations in steel.

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