K Pharmacy / Wand Works Architecture
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Ayse Aybuke Samast, Damla Pinar Çelik
Textual description provided by the architects. A sensation beyond the hygienic whiteness of the medical spaces was targeted in the design of Pharmacy K. The design process is based on a concept of well-being. Design driven by the motivation to feel good, feel good and invest in one’s well-being is made up of welcoming, soft and natural shapes and materials. The holistic approach to health, including physical, psychological and sociological health, spreads in public during pandemics. The total space of 85 m2 is divided into two parts of exhibition space (65 m2) and service spaces (20 m2).
The exhibition space consists of a drug sales area and an exhibition area for non-pharmacological pharmaceutical products, while the service areas are laboratory, relaxation room, kitchen, toilets and storage. The drug sales area is separated from the rest of the pharmacy by the work benches used as a physical obstacle but which still guarantee eye contact. The counters are designed with a 1: 2 ratio, emphasizing the axis of passage to the service spaces which are placed at the back of the pharmacy. They also help divide the workspace of the pharmacist and his employees.
The display area is designed to be spacious for customers to comfortably peruse products and meet locals socializing while waiting. To this end, a central module consisting of display surfaces and low-height seating is placed in the very heart of the space. The volume inside the module is used as storage space. The stripes created through the use of niches and alternating colors provide the categorization of the products and develop their aesthetics.
With the inspiration acquired by the client, the Pharmacist, a space that makes you feel welcomed and warm like in a herbal tea and ginger and lemon honey is just made for you not as if you were in an anonymous futuristic laboratory environment of white, bright lights surfaces, acute angles. The design goals are achieved through the attribution of colors, textures and shapes to nature. Through a balanced combination of pastel green used alongside white, textured surfaces close to smooth ones, shiny elements such as metal and glass on dominant surfaces in opaque wood and plaster, the desired concept is achieved.