Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Tokyo

Coloured boxes cover a Sugamo Shinkin Bank

Sugamo Shinkin Bank – Nakaaoki branch / emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners Every other balcony as a forest.

This building looks like paper, I imagine the holes opening and closing to form waves.

The architects created perforations in the screen, which allow light to enter the building, and also refer back to the region’s textile tradition

Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Nakaaoki Branch by architect Emmanuelle Moureaux

Who said a bank must be a dour structure, all layers of muddy tones and mutual fund advertisements? Judging from the bright, welcoming ambience of Sugamo Shinkin Bank& Nakaaoki Branch, architect Emmanuelle Moureaux certainly .