Architect José Carlos Cruz designed the Lordelo Pharmacy in Vila Real, Portugal with the idea of adding character and identity to the city through this structure. The oval building has two floors and varying light both inside and out. It's a switch-up from your standard drugstore location and sends the message that it's contemporary, sophisticated, and the type of business you should be patronizing. In the words of the architect, "By changing the interior light and the symbol of pharmacy, the building gains dynamic, allowing the image variation from day to night." We agree.

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[via Contemporist]