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  7. O Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen!

O Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen!

  • 01:00 - 2 March, 2014
O Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen!
O Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen!, © Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

© Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ōgaki, Gifu, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yasuo Imazu
  • Structural Engineer

    Yosiki Mondo
  • Area

    172.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs


Text description provided by the architects. This is a new construction for a pharmacy in front of a general hospital.

© Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

We considered how the architecture it self could become a symbol in the town, but unlike other pharmacies filling the streets with big, showy graphic signage. 

© Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

A single sloping roof you can see from the street is made of timber and it will be completely covered with grass in a few years. We lowered the edge of the eaves like the surrounding eaves and made the ceiling continue from there to the second floor with a truss with steel diagonal rods. You can look around to the sky on the other side when you enter the pharmacy.

© Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

We think the warm timber ceiling on the back of the roof will gently greet the people coming  in for medicine.

Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan

We are happy if citizens remember this as ‘the Wood Roofed Pharmacy’ and for them this becomes a virgin landscape of pharmacy.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "O Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen!" 02 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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