Sugamo Shinkin Bank is a Marvelous Display of Childlike Imagination

By: Christopher DeLuca - Published: May 15, 2011 • References: emmanuelle.jp and contemporist
The Sugamo Shinkin bank, designed by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture and located in Tokyo, fringes from the normal architecture for a bank. Is exterior is comprised of overlapping horizontal panels that are vividly colored for pedestrians to see. The design of the Sugamo Shinkin bank feels like it has been taken from a dream.

The interior of the bank is no less imaginative, boasting white walls with different types of coloured flowers and matching furniture. Both the interior and exterior feel really light because of all the white. The design of the institution allows for lots of light to penetrate in.

The Sugamo Shinkin bank is a remarkably unique creation in Tokyo, Japan. Its architectural design steps outside of the boundaries of what a bank should look like.