Stunning Rainbow Bank in Japan

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Architect Emmanuelle Moureaux has designed a unique and colorful building for Sugamo Shinkin Bank in Shimura, Japan.

Notes about this project (by Lydia Parafianowicz, from Frame):

It comes as no surprise that the inspirations for a colourful bank in Japan were elements from above: a sky’s clouds, rainbows, light and wind.

Panels in 12 shades comprise the building’s exterior walls, stacked in slabs with contrasting white panels.

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‘I imagined a lot of layers piled up to the sky,’ explains architect Emmanuelle Moureaux. ‘The top layers are shades of blue to flow together with the sky.’

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Photos © Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design/Nacasa & Partners Inc.

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