열림과 막힘은 건축에서 흔히 사용하는 어휘 중 하나이지요.
산업적 코드를 가진 내후성강판의 막힘과
내부와 외부의 경계를 없애버린 유리의 열림
두가지 코드를 자유자재로 넘나 드네요.
프로그램(마켓,음악센터)에 따라 반응하며 내외부를
연결해주는 중요한 역활을 하네요.
특히 위아래도 접혀 올라가는 판넬은 완전개방시에
훌륭한 캐노피 역활을 하여 비와 햇빛으로 부터
보행자를 보호하고, 실내의 적절한 조도를 유지하게
Manhattan firm Andre Kikosi Architect installed a folding Corten steel façade to transform this disused New York warehouse into a market and music venue.
The motorised façade of The Wyckoff Exchange is made up of five panels,
which fold outwards to shelter the pavement and reveal a glass skin
LED lights hidden within perforations on the metal sheets give the
building a glowing effect at night, when the shutters provide protection
for the shops inside.
The building houses a live music and performance venue, an organic food market and boutique wine shop.
Here’s some more information from the architects:
ANDRE KIKOSKI ARCHITECT DESIGNS INNOVATIVE RETAIL BUILDING IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Emerging Architecture Firm Transforms Abandoned Warehouse with Cutting-Edge Façade
The Wyckoff Exchange in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York is
designed by Andre Kikoski Architect (AKA), an imaginative,
award-winning architecture and design firm based in Manhattan.
“We wanted to create an iconic building to speak to Bushwick’s
up-and-coming status as a center of art and creative energy,” says
Kikoski, “so we devised a unique aesthetic that’s dramatic, inventive,
and inspired by the neighborhood’s industrial past. With
state-of-the-art technologies and construction techniques, we were able
to realize this 100-foot-long, eighteen-foot-tall façade in only two
inches of depth.”
Scheduled to open in winter 2010, the 10,000 square-foot Wyckoff
Exchange will accommodate a live music and performance venue – to be
called Radio Bushwick, with interiors also by AKA – as well as an
organic market and a boutique wine shop, all in a long-vacant warehouse
in the heart of a vital and rapidly changing area of the city.
The design solution for the building exterior is highly original,
relying upon motorized door technology adapted from airplane hangars and
factory buildings. The five pairs of moving façade panels create an
ever-changing expression of function and tectonics. By day the panels
fold up to create awnings for the stores and to shelter pedestrians; by
night, they secure the shops behind them, while an abstract gradient of
laser-cut perforations over semi-concealed LED lights makes the panels
appear to glow from within – creating an enigmatic work of art on an
“We chose materials for this façade that are both industrial and
artistic,” explains Kikoski. “Our use of two restrained materials
references the urban textures, surfaces, and character of the
neighborhood. The surface quality of the raw, unfinished COR-TEN steel
is elegantly transformed into a Rothko-like canvas by the setting sun,
and the shimmering layer of perforated factory-grade stainless steel
just two inches behind it forms a perfect complement.”
Andre Kikoski Architect’s design approach in the this project, as in
all of its work, is aimed at creating a dynamic, fluid piece of
architecture. As an expression of AKA’s trademark resourcefulness and
lyricism, and as an innovative approach to recycling buildings and
creating a destination environment with an extreme economy of means,
Wyckoff Exchange is truly a welcome development in this quickly evolving
Cayuga Capital Management commissioned the project and has some 40
other properties in the area. Kikoski sees this one as “a prototype of
adaptive reuse”—low-impact architecture that can spread, easily and
gracefully, throughout the neighborhood. “The project,” says Kikoski,
“is a sign of things to come.”