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Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Shimura Branch / Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

  • 01:00 - 6 June, 2011
Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Shimura Branch / Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design
Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Shimura Branch / Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design, © Nacasa & Partners Inc.
© Nacasa & Partners Inc.

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From the architect. Sugamo Shinkin Bank is a credit union that strives to provide first-rate hospitality to its customers in accordance with its motto: “we take pleasure in serving happy customers.” Having completed the design for branch outlets of Sugamo Shinkin Bank located in Tokiwadai and Niiza, we were also commissioned to handle the architectural and interior design for its newly rebuilt branch in Shimura. For this project, we sought to create a refreshing atmosphere with a palpable sense of nature based on an open sky motif.

© Nacasa & Partners Inc.
© Nacasa & Partners Inc.

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.

© Nacasa & Partners Inc.
© Nacasa & Partners Inc.

The ceiling is adorned with dandelion puff motifs that seem to float and drift through the air. In Europe, there is a long and cherished custom of blowing on one of these fuzzy balls while secretly making a wish. Bits of fluffy down gently dance and frolic in the air, carried by the wind.

© Nacasa & Partners Inc.
© Nacasa & Partners Inc.

ATMs, teller windows, consultation booths and an open space laid out with chairs in 14 different colors are located on the first floor.

The second storey houses offices, meeting rooms and a cafeteria, while the third floor is reserved for the staff changing rooms. Three long glass airwells thread through the first and second levels of the building, flooding the interior with natural light as well as “blowing” air through it.

© Nacasa & Partners Inc.
© Nacasa & Partners Inc.
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Nadeen Mohammad Albqoor · February 12, 2015

its cool ,,but i could not download or even show the plans :( why?

Rosalind Derby · August 20, 2013

Bloody genius

Rafat · May 11, 2013

very interesting how they used the skylight for lightening the lower floors too.

betül · December 10, 2011

tüm bankalar böyle olsun ^^ http://t.co/yvctJodH via @archdaily

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John Hope · June 09, 2011

RT @Urbanverse @mondo_tiki_man @hpdArchitecture: What do u think? Layers of color Shinkin Bank http://ow.ly/5cFfC great interplay w/lighting

Caitlin Walsh · June 09, 2011

RT @Urbanverse @mondo_tiki_man @hpdArchitecture: What do u think? Layers of color Shinkin Bank http://ow.ly/5cFfC great interplay w/lighting

Cindy FrewenWuellner · June 09, 2011

lovely RT @mondo_tiki_man: Love color. RT @hpdArchitecture: What do you think? Layers of color: Shinkin Bank http://ow.ly/5cFfC

Jonathan Brown · June 09, 2011

Love that use of color. RT @hpdArchitecture: What do you think? Layers of color: Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Shimura Branch http://ow.ly/5cFfC

Laura Davis · June 08, 2011

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hueboards · June 08, 2011

Fantastic use of color!

Steve Lowtwait · June 08, 2011

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