Sunday, May 29, 2011

Guess what this is?

I bet no one guessed a bank! Right?

Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture has pulled off (I reckon) a unique and fun take on what they call a 'rainbow mille-feuille' design for the exterior of the Shimura Branch of the Sugamo Shinkin Bank in Tokyo, Japan.

How cool is it?

They describe it as: 'A rainbow-like stack of colored layers, peeking out from the façade to welcome visitors. Reflected onto the white surface, these colors leave a faint trace over it, creating a warm, gentle feeling. At night, the colored layers are faintly illuminated. The illumination varies according to the season and time of day, conjuring up myriad landscapes'.

Even the inside is different with the ceiling adorned in dandelion puff motifs made to look like they float and drift through the air.

I think I'd bank here if I lived in Tokyo!

Images via The Contemporist


  1. Wow!!! thats amazing Jane! I really love the inside! hope you have had a great weekend lovely!
    Laura x

  2. This is extremely it!
    Have a great week :))


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