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Ogimachi Global Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN

  • 01:00 - 5 March, 2014
Ogimachi Global Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN
Ogimachi Global Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN, © Hiroki kawata
© Hiroki kawata

© Hiroki kawata © Hiroki kawata © Hiroki kawata © Hiroki kawata + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Toshikatsu Ienari, Kenta Fukunishi, Yasuo Imazu/ninkipen!
  • Area

    61.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
© Hiroki kawata
© Hiroki kawata

Text description provided by the architects. This is a new construction of a Pharmacy, in the center of Osaka city area of Japan.

© Hiroki kawata
© Hiroki kawata

The site once used to be a farm road. When the World War II ended, a small house was built on the road and stayed there illegally for several ten years. After the house was removed, the site then became a residential land.

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In front of this newly built pharmacy, there are remains of a sidewalk, which define an original function of the site used to have, thus the building is set back.

That the site was a road, and that there was a small illegally-built house, were the two historical contexts we valuated as the uniqueness of the site. The form of the building follows the shape of the site with a gabled roof on top which realizes the simplest form of a house. The continuous ceiling which visually creates almost a linear perspective reflects the linear shape of the site, the path or the road. 

© Hiroki kawata
© Hiroki kawata

Though it is surrounded by volumetric urban buildings, we kept the minimum volume of a single story house, recalling a persisting memory of the site, the little house.

© Hiroki kawata
© Hiroki kawata

The structure is consisted of simple steel-frame which allows the wood columns and rafters to be exposed, thus provides warm and intimate atmosphere to the customers.


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Cite: "Ogimachi Global Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN" 05 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/482615/ogimachi-global-dispensing-pharmacy-ninkipen-tky-japan/> ISSN 0719-8884

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