OFF THE CHAINS!
September 28, 2010
No seriously, this Cooperative Credit Bank by Studio Kuadra IS off the chains. They took a fairly simple typology, a branch bank, stripped it down to the essentials, and executed the design in a very minimalistic manner. To add a little bling back into the design, the box is embellished by a scrim of chains. Apparently they give off a gentle rhythm of chiming when the wind blows and offer glimmering reflections and refractions of light to both the exterior observer as well as the interor space. The clean execution of lighting in this project is noteworthy as well. Kudos Kuadra, for rethinking the typical bank and adding a fun, modern, and inspiring quality to the guest experience.
Props to Archdaily for imagery and info.