Dr. Pharmacy ~ Marousi

  • CONSTRUCTION: SOLID

  • ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN:
    DIONYSIS SOTOVIKIS 

  • ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING: LIGHTWORKS

Although the entrance is sheltered by the cross that characterises all pharmacies in Greece, visitors are immediately aware that they have entered space with a unique approach to the profession.

The multifaceted nature of the space is perceived in many elements: a hidden lens that projects images of products on the opposite wall, the exposed concrete ceiling, an impressive rock that acts as a counterbalance to the unusual staircase, the “floating” bridge that is artfully supported by the ceiling, the painting technique on the walls that is echoed in the drawers, and the lighting of the shelves – hidden and visible as well as above and below, which takes the line of sight into account while presenting the goods to their best advantage.

And all this is achieved through the use of the heaviest of materials in conjunction with natural ones: marble and sheet defy gravity, while wood and marble diminish the rigidity of the geometric surfaces. The architecture of geometry versus the geometry of architecture… defined from the outset by a revamped cross, take on alternate roles and positions in a space where individual dimensions serve the unity of the entity.

 

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Photo credits: Panos Kokkinias