timber roof encloses O dispensing pharmacy by ninkipen!
photo by hiroki kawata
all images courtesy of ninkipen!

 

 

 

positioned along a prominent street in the japanese city of ogaki, ninkipen! has completed a pharmacy building constructed opposite the region’s general hospital. entitled ‘O dispensing pharmacy’, the project is intended to become an understated symbol of the town without the need for large signage or the loud use of color.

 

viewed from the passing road, the scheme’s single sloping roof will eventually be covered in grass – efficiently insulating the structure. internally, the warm use of timber provides customers with a comfortable, hospitable and relaxed environment, while apertures within the rood plane present pleasant views of the sky above. additional floor space is offered at the upper level, supported by a new truss and steel diagonal rods.

ninkipen O dispensing pharmacy designboom
the reception desk of the pharmacy
photo by hiroki kawata

ninkipen O dispensing pharmacy designboom
the warm use of timber provides customers with a hospitable and relaxed environment
photo by hiroki kawata

ninkipen O dispensing pharmacy designboom
the entrance and reception area is bathed in natural light
photo by hiroki kawata

ninkipen O dispensing pharmacy designboom
additional floor space is offered at the upper level, supported with a new truss and steel diagonal rods
photo by hiroki kawata

ninkipen O dispensing pharmacy designboom
photo by hiroki kawata

ninkipen O dispensing pharmacy designboom
the facility is intended to become an understated symbol of the town
photo by hiroki kawata

 

 

project info:

 

project name: O dispensing pharmacy
architect: yasuo imazu / ninkipen!
structural engineer: yosiki mondo
use: dispensing pharmacy
location: ogaki city, japan
completion: december, 2013
site area: 177.00 sqm
building area: 106.50 sqm
total floor area: 172.14 sqm
photography: hiroki kawata