The Rayograph

Brilliant Bank

From Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design comes a delightfully unexpected architectural creation, the Sugamo Shinkin Bank – Shimura Branch in Japan.

Bands of brilliant color extend outward from the white facade, welcoming visitors. “At night,” say the architects, “the colored layers are faintly illuminated. The illumination varies according to the season and time of day, conjuring up myriad landscapes.”

Add the architects: “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.”

Spotted on Design Milk.

This entry was published on May 30, 2011 at 11:32 PM and is filed under Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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