The dispensing pharmacy opened in Ota-ku, Tokyo. The owner, Fuji Pharmacy Company, also owns several pharmacies in Yamanashi prefecture. As for design, we gave first priority to set more places to stay in a waiting lounge. Concretely speaking, we assumed the following furniture to place, namely, sofa, ottoman, table with chair and stool, high counter and high stool. We paid attention to provide options for customers to choose where to sit, up to their feelings and forms although the lounge has around 20㎡ floor area and it’s not so large.
We carefully chose materials and composed space to have customers to feel “tranquillo” and “kindness”. Light from above give an image of heeling. We hope customers to make a recovery from both prescription drugs and the lounge itself. (Hiroyuki Ogawa)
Designer: Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects Inc. Hiroyuki Ogawa Erika Okamoto
Photo: Nacasa & Partners