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Casanueva Pharmacy / Clavel Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 8 September, 2011
Casanueva Pharmacy / Clavel Arquitectos
Casanueva Pharmacy / Clavel Arquitectos, © David Frutos Ruiz
© David Frutos Ruiz

© David Frutos Ruiz © David Frutos Ruiz © David Frutos Ruiz © David Frutos Ruiz +7

  • Architects

  • Location

    Murcia, Spain
  • Architects

    Clavel Arquitectos
  • Collaborators

    Robin Harloff, Mauricio Méndez Bustos, David Hernández Conesa
  • Construction Company

    VILARIA INTERIORISMO Y EDIFICACIÓN S.L.
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The pharmacy's sales model has been changing recently, parallel to rules and regulations. Besides the health service of the pharmacy, concepts such as “added value”, “competence” and “visualization” start appearing on the business speech. This 2-story, 180 sqm refurbishment was made in just two months; this was especially difficult because during the first month we were asked to combine sales and building work. This became the main complexity of the building process and the project decisions. Therefore, prefabricating the maximum number of elements was a necessary starting point.

© David Frutos Ruiz
© David Frutos Ruiz

The entire building seems to lean on a 3d façade, shaped with the text “FARMACIA”, making up a double height shop window. This element marks not only the use and identity of the pharmacy, but also provides the necessary solar protection, since the main façade faces west. The sign that lights up at night is only understandable from a certain distance, changing into an abstract form when viewed from far away.

© David Frutos Ruiz
© David Frutos Ruiz

Inside, behind the sign, a green metallic slat cladding descends from the ceiling through the back wall down to the floor, joining to the same color epoxy-resin pavement, all together working as a background for the sales furniture: self-illuminated glossy-white tubular elements in five levels, that seem to float and divide the space into different areas. These pieces also make up a rotating desk, a seat, a pulpit…and finally provide the necessary space to show the products. It is a new scene for a new sales’ model.

© David Frutos Ruiz
© David Frutos Ruiz

In order to keep the strict deadline, the façade and all the furniture were prefabricated in workshop. The slat cladding was also another very quick-to-build industrial solution. In total this supposed 95% of the work, what enabled to finish in time and with a 0% budget deviation. Demonstrated.

© David Frutos Ruiz
© David Frutos Ruiz

The slat cladding hides a little office, the air conditioning machines and, on the other side, behind the desk, a glass sliding door leads to the laboratory, a toilet and a mezzanine that works as a robotized medicines warehouse. The lighting system consists of energy-efficient continuous led strips on the singular furniture, reinforced by little spots where necessary.

The chemist’s is situated in a humble neighborhood. Some colleagues tell us: “It’s a pity that is not in the downtown!”. However, we are glad it is at that very place; neighbors already identifying themselves with their new urban icon.

© David Frutos Ruiz
© David Frutos Ruiz
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68 Comments

Arq. Gerardo Ayala · June 05, 2012

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Aatif Sharieff · June 01, 2012

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Ben McGhee · May 31, 2012

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Eric Crabtree · December 01, 2011

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Guillermo Saldaña · September 15, 2011

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Isabelle Soares · September 13, 2011

Farmácia do Futuro: http://t.co/2tUTeCI

Nealo · September 13, 2011

Huge typography in architecture is just too cool http://t.co/QAO3mVD

Kristina Qualmann · September 12, 2011

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Victor Soussan · September 12, 2011

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Brian SFitz Carroll · September 12, 2011

Really like this Murcia chemists, especially that incredible sign... http://t.co/Sb710Uk

The Click · September 12, 2011

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Storm Sentry · September 10, 2011

Nope sorry. The interior is nice but typographic side od the facade: F_armacia is really bad

mike · September 12, 2011 06:40 AM

I disagree. It's an impressively modern and fluid space. The rigidity of the letters versus the "blobs" aren't necessarily at odds with one another visually either. The "blobs" and the bold facade are apart of a larger attempt to create a new type of consumer space that would be similar to an Apple store but for medicine.

Jonathan Lopez · September 10, 2011

I would fake a cold just to go in: http://t.co/UtQaXco

Marc tBC · September 10, 2011

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MARCILIO avelino · September 10, 2011

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Brett Anderson · September 10, 2011

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Panos Voulgaris · September 08, 2011

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Alex Bland · September 08, 2011

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Alexander Shaw · September 08, 2011

the facade is imediately eye-catching and sharp but inside is slightly disapointing because the styles is completely different. It looks like out of place blobs in a weird room.

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hbernstein · September 08, 2011

I really like the facade, the huge 'farmacia' sign is definitly bold - but the interior doesn't fit together - the sharp letters are calling for a clean sharp minimalistic interior ... but you only get a blob like what ever without actual function.

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Sarti Apartmani · September 08, 2011

The perfect example how to liven up a slightly dull and plain neighborhood. I like the curvy interior and especially color combination. The place has that @medicine" feeling.

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