emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch
 
emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch
apr 26, 2011

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch

‘sugamo shinkin bank’ by emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design, tokyo, japan images courtesy of emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design / nacasa & partners inc.

japanese practice emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design has completed ‘sugamo shinkin bank’, a credit union located in shimura, japan. the design, an offset volume of rainbow-like layers, is the third branch designed by moureaux, with the first two located in tokiwadai and niiza.

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch overall view

stacked slabs in twelve saturated colors dominate the exterior facade and contrast the stark white panels that enclose the building. looking to create a refreshing atmosphere with a palpable sense of nature, the colors gently transition until they disappear into the sky. softly reflected onto the white surfaces, the hues create a warm and diffused exterior which provide a sense of ease and solitude. at night, the layers are faintly illuminated, varying in accordance to weather and the season.

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch (left) entrance (right) detail

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch side elevation

upon entering the building, three elliptical skylights bathe the interior in a soft light. penetrating through

each of the three levels, the clear, curving tubes carry light through them, introducing natural light into the

depths of the structure while integrating interior and exterior environments.

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch waiting area

on the main floor where the bank machines and teller windows are located, simple motifs and brightly colored

furniture act as a connection to the characteristics evident on the exterior of the structure.

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch bank machines and teller windows on the main floor

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch lobby and detail of light well

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch detail of glass tubes

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch light wells on the second floor

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch meeting rooms and offices surround the skylights on the second floor

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch offices

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch front facade at night

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch night view

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch floor plan / level 0

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch floor plan / level 1

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch floor plan / level 2

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch section

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch section

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch construction of slabs

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch structure

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch construction of the glass light wells

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch models

emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design: sugamo shinkin bank shimura branch color swatches

  • As usual Moureux amazes us!!Good Work again dear!

    Greg F.
  • What a happy space! Not only gov’t buildings, but schools as well, should be this playful and fun.

    deborahnicholson
  • Loving the Design

    NA
  • It is amazing 🙂 wonderful and beautiful, i like it very much

    wowgold
  • If only all government buildings can be redesigned to be this happy.

    SARA
  • I’d like to see those as transparent pieces of glass.

    TLAF

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