Pharmacy in Ioannina
The pharmacy is in Ioannina’s historic center and has a large storefront at a central street. The initial façade was closed, making the space very dark. In order to allow more light into the space, the façade was replaced with glass. The new façade reveals the inner space of the pharmacy and allows for the sun to enter.
The design approach aims to emphasize the airiness, the light and the ceiling height of the space. The overall aesthetic is consistent to a minimalistic aspect. The wooden floor softens the lightness and adds to the store’s atmosphere, as it combines the nostalgia of the fishbone motif with the contemporary minimal new character. The partitions -a combination of metal and glass with semi-transparent texture- protect the necessary privacy, while at the same time allowing the light to enter. Furthermore, the grey metallic adjustable height display showcases the products in a modern way. White walls contrast with the dark grey ceiling and the pieces of furniture, completing the overall aesthetic.
The unique detail of the façade -the cross illuminated window structure- the linear light which continues to the vertical elements of the space and the cross lights on the front façade while entering the pharmacy, constitute the main illumination elements of the design.