Gallery: Abandoned Warehouse Tranformed With Movable Steel Facade

 
The folded facade then serves as a shade device for the building as well as an awning for pedestrians on the street.

Two Bushwick warehouses are joined together in this renovation project, called the Wycoff Exchange, that includes a live music and performance venue along with an organic market and boutique wine shop. Manhattan-based AKA is also designing the interior of the bar venue, called Radio Bushwick, which will be completes by the year’s end.

The steel facade is 100 feet long, 18 feet tall, two inches thick, and is made out of an oxidized layer or COR-TEN steel on the outside with a reflective layer of stainless steel on the inside. Laser cut perforations in both layers of the steel create a gradient pattern and LED lights concealed behind the panels shine out from behind to illuminate the facade.

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  1. Pixelated Garden Topped... December 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

    [...] to those functions, the panels are a sweet design element. During the day, the holes in the facade will appear black on the bright aluminium, causing a giant rasterized picture of Mount Everest to [...]

  2. Rainbow Hued Los Heroes... December 8, 2010 at 9:31 am

    [...] upon the concept of leisure and fun and clad its dreary walls with an eye-catching multi-colored facade that also works as a UV filter. [...]

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