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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

O Dispensing Pharmacy in Ogaki city, Japan by ninkipen!

 
March 7th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ninkipen!

This is a new construction for a pharmacy in front of a general hospital.

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

Image Courtesy © Hiroki kawata

  • Architects: ninkipen! (Yasuo Imazu)
  • Project: O Dispensing Pharmacy
  • Location: Ogaki city, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroki kawata
  • Stractual engineer: Yosiki Mondo
  • Use: dispensing pharmacy
  • Completion: 2013.12
  • Site area: 177.00m2
  • Building area: 106.50m2
  • Total floor area: 172.14m2

Image Courtesy © 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.

Image Courtesy © Hiroki kawata

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

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

Image Courtesy © Hiroki kawata

Image Courtesy © Hiroki kawata

Image Courtesy © Hiroki kawata

Image Courtesy © Hiroki kawata

Image Courtesy © Hiroki kawata

Image Courtesy © Hiroki kawata

Image Courtesy © Hiroki kawata

Image Courtesy © ninkipen!

Image Courtesy © ninkipen!

Image Courtesy © ninkipen!

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