An old wooden building that had been a liquor store was refurbished and transformed into a pharmacy.
So as not to inconvenience existing customers by disrupting business, this shop was created to be used in the interim period while a new shop was being constructed, making for a low-budget project. Viewed differently, for a pharmacy that had been in business for a long time in the area, this metamorphosis—from an old shop to a temporary shop and then a brand new shop— would gradually bring changes to the space and its contents. As these changes would not escape the notice of customers, we thought it would be interesting to create a design that could allow this process to be enjoyed, rather than seen as an inconvenience.
The interior was lined with structural plywood, which also served to reinforce the walls, and was stained white. The wood grain served to create a bright, warm atmosphere in these tones, making for a successful, low-cost solution.
The shop was in use only for one year. It was a pity for the client to have to destroy it.