Rainbow Coloured Bank in Tokyo
Emmanuelle Moureaux applied her signature colour spectrum to the facade of the Sugamo Shinkin Bank in Nakaaoki, but also developed a pixellated composition of walls, windows and planting boxes. Her concept was to create a rhythmic facade that resonates with the busy nature of the site, located beside a traffic interchange. The cubes can be divided up into four different depths. The ones set back the furthest are infilled with windows, while the boxes that project outwards the most contain plants and trees. According to Moureaux, species were chosen that will reflect the changing seasons, including marigolds, lavender and olive trees.