ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN: ogimachi global dispensing pharmacy

ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN: ogimachi global dispensing pharmacy

‘ogimachi global dispensing pharmacy’ by ninkipen! and TKY JAPAN in osaka, japan all images courtesy ninkipen!

 

 

 

japanese architects ninkipen! (yasuo imazu) and TKY JAPAN (toshikatu ienari, kenta fukunishi) has shared with us images of ‘ogimachi global dispensing pharmacy’, a health facility located in the center of osaka city, japan. residing on a plot that once served as a farm road before a small house was built and removed, the design seeks to maintain the site’s historical context by taking on the silhouette of a humble shack.

ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN: ogimachi global dispensing pharmacyfrom above

 

 

 

surrounded by a number of multi-storey buildings, the long and slim site features a small street-facing line. the gable roof structure is completely transparent in the front, serving as a direct interface between the activities of the pharmacy and the immediate site. simple and proportionate to the original house, the front elevation is extruded back to fully occupy the linear site. the remaining remnants of the old farm road is preserved by setting back the structure to highlight the original sidewalk.

ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN: ogimachi global dispensing pharmacyview of street

 

 

 

constructed using a simple steel frame system, the interior is defined by its structural makeup: wooden columns and rafters are left exposed to rhythmically reveal the space in warm tones. in order to delegate the slim layout efficiently, a small loft level serves as a waiting area. the program gains clear separation by being elevated but preserves the interior’s sense of connection between levels.

ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN: ogimachi global dispensing pharmacy interior view

ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN: ogimachi global dispensing pharmacy from counter

ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN: ogimachi global dispensing pharmacy up to loft

ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN: ogimachi global dispensing pharmacy loft level

ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN: ogimachi global dispensing pharmacy view of main level from above

ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN: ogimachi global dispensing pharmacy ceiling

ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN: ogimachi global dispensing pharmacy corridor

ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN: ogimachi global dispensing pharmacy structural detail

ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN: ogimachi global dispensing pharmacy

ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN: ogimachi global dispensing pharmacy at night

ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN: ogimachi global dispensing pharmacy site before construction

ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN: ogimachi global dispensing pharmacy

project info:

 

site area: 96.22 m2 building area: 61.94 m2 total floor area: 61.94 m2

  • I love how this looks from the street.

    PZZQW
    Jan 30, 2012

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