Sugamo Shinkin Bank / Shimura Branch

Submitted by emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

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Client: Sugamo Shinkin Bank

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Completion date: 2011

Project Team

Architect

emmanuelle moureaux

Client

Sugamo Shinkin Bank

Overview

Concept : Rainbow mille-feuille.
A rainbow-like stack of 12 colored layers, peeking out from the facade to welcome visitors. Upon entering the building, three elliptical skylights bathe the interior in a soft light. Visitors spontaneously look up to see a cut-out piece of the sky that invites them to gaze languidly at it. The open sky and sensation of openness prompts you to take deep breaths, refreshing your body from within. The ceiling is adorned with dandelion puff motifs that seem to float and drift through the air.