The Wyckoff Exchange that located in Brooklyn, United States, was designed by Andre Kikoski Architect. The design solution for the building exterior relies upon motorised 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.
Scheduled to open in winter 2010, the 10,000 sq ft Wyckoff Exchange will accommodate a live music and performance venue 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. Manhattan based firm Andre Kikoski Architect (AKA) has created a practical concertina façade for the Exchange, solidifying its identity in the local community. The venue will be renamed Radio Bushwick, with interiors also by AKA.