Sugamo Shinkin Bank by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

Sugamo Shinkin Bank by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

Sugamo Shinkin Bank by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

Sugamo Shinkin Bank by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

Sugamo Shinkin Bank by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

I think I tend to skew minimal concerning architecture, but I love these slices of color on the Sugamo Shinkin Bank by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design. What could have been a visually appealing but color neutral building they’ve given a burst of color to the eaves of these giant slabs that adorn the facade of the bank. Inside, the same aesthetic is carried over, with bright, pops of color residing around the space in the form of chairs and bright graphics adorning the ceilings and walls. I’m also in love with those giant, glass tubes that literally cuts through the space to allow for natural light to pour through. I’m a huge fan of natural light and I think this is a genius way of making the space not only feel larger but more welcoming, as well.

It’s also interesting to note that this is the third branch they’ve designed. This is the Shimura branch, but they’ve also done the Tokiwadai branch as well as the branch in Niiza. All of the branches feature a similar aesthetic, that of simplicity with pops of color.

Found through designboom

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

April 27, 2011 / By

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