O Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen!

O Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen!

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

  • Architects: ninkipen!
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  172 Area:  172
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013 Year:  2013
  • Photographs photographs:  Hiroki KawataPhotographs:  Hiroki Kawata
Section
Section

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.


Project gallery

See allShow less

Project location

Address:Ōgaki, Gifu, Japan

Click to open map
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "O Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen!" 02 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/481480/o-dispensing-pharmacy-ninkipen> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.