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March 6, 2013

Minimalistic Exterior Creates Modern Look For Belgian Pharmacy

Minimalistic Exterior Creates Modern Look For Belgian Pharmacy

Project: Pharmacy M
Location: Outskirts of Ghent, Belgium
Architects: Caan Architecten
Construction: 2011
NON-ALPOLIC

The use of minimalism in design creates a clean and distinct look. Highly used in Japanese design, the minimalistic architecture movement became popular in the United States in the 1980s.

Influenced by the philosophy of simplicity, Belgian design studio, Caan Architecten utilized only glass and dark grey brickwork in the pharmacy’s exterior design.

Situated on what was deemed as unusable farmland, Pharmacy M accommodates the public with a modern facility. A healthcare cross was carved into a sliding door that becomes illuminated during business hours.

Its glass façade allows natural light to penetrate the building’s interior creating a bright ambiance within.

The ground floor features all the amenities of a pharmacy including an extensive sales and preparation area. The structure’s first floor serves as residential space with access to a rooftop garden.

The building’s transparent look was designed to create a clean and identifiable structure for the community.

images courtesy of © Thomas De Bruyne

information courtesy of © Dezeen

DISCLAIMER: This project does not feature ALPOLIC Materials. The Architecture, Design and Sustainability sections of our blog are for global projects that we find remarkable.

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