O Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen!

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  • Architects: ninkipen!
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  172
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Hiroki Kawata
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Text description provided by the architects. This is a new construction for a pharmacy in front of a general hospital.

O Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen! - Wood, Beam
© 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. 

O Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen! - Beam, Windows, Steel, Handrail
© 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.

O Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen! - Beam, Handrail
© Hiroki Kawata

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

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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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Address:Ōgaki, Gifu, Japan

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Cite: "O Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen!" 02 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/481480/o-dispensing-pharmacy-ninkipen> ISSN 0719-8884

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