Emmanuelle Moureaux's fourth building for Sugamo Shinkin must be the happiest bank on earth. The French architect is known for her vibrant colour palette and this time it's reflected in the cubes - some housing plants and trees - that cover the front facade of the northern Tokyo branch.
The French architect wanted to create a building that follows the rhythm of the area traffic - pedestrians, cars and bicycles - so passersby can enjoy different views from any perspective. In line with the bank's hospitality motto, the interior is designed to make customers want to stay longer, and there's a cafe located on the second floor if you can't bear to leave after completing your transactions. .