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Placebo Pharmacy / KLab

21:30 - 30 May, 2011
© KLab. Photographed by P. Kokkinias.
© KLab. Photographed by P. Kokkinias.

KLab Architecture shared their latest project, a Placebo pharmacy in Athens, with us.   By wrapping the existing orthagonal footprint in a dynamic circular skin, KLab has created a sophisticated spiraling form which seeks to create a relationship with the rapid motion of Vouliagmenis Avenue, the urban artery on which the building stands.  The 600 sqm structure houses a pharmacy on the ground floor and ancillary office space on the upper mezzanine.  Clad in metal panels that are perforated using Braille – a move that both alludes to the system’s use on pharmaceutical packaging and boosts visibility by allowing the light to find its way into the interior – the compositional quality of the material selection creates a polished exterior that attracts passers-by.

More images and more about the project after the break.